What Ronda Did That You Didn’t See On TUF

z13087862Q,Ronda-RouseyI think Ronda Rousey has lost a few fans since the start of The Ultimate Fighter.
She hasn’t lost me as a fan.
While I could do without her antagonism of her opponent,
I couldn’t be more impressed with her as a Coach.
When a fighter of her’s doesn’t perform,
she takes full responsibility.
In a demonstration somewhere between penance and possibility,
Ronda led from the front.

“She jumped on the scale after Anthony missed weight and was 152 pounds. Without any sort of prep (diet, water loading, sodium loading/cutting, etc.) jumped in the sauna and was in there for FIVE hours before it was time to go to the coaches challenge. Yes, Ronda Rousey cut weight in the sauna for five hours, went to a rock climbing challenge, won, and then went BACK to the sauna that night and cut some more.

The next day when it was time for Jessica and Raquel to fight, she was at the gym before anyone else arrived and was back in the sauna cutting weight. When the rest of us arrived she was sitting at 136 pounds in the locker room. I watched her warm up Rakoczy for her fight while on weight and then step on the scale in front of Dana and be 135 pounds. She did this to prove a point.”
–Jessamyn Duke

Take from:
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1859469-tuf-18-jessamyn-duke-fighter-blog-episode-12

There is a reason Ronda is the champ.
If she ever decides to be a full time coach,
she’ll make champions.
What an example she is.

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