Ann Maria Rousey DeMars, the mother of UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and a former judo champion herself, is not at all happy with her Ultimate Fighter experience.
DeMars flew down to Las Vegas for a day to appear in an episode of TUF 18, on which her daughter is one of the coaches. Judging by her scathing critique of what she saw, it’s unlikely she will give the series much of a recommendation.
Rousey’s mother wrote on her personal blog:
“I only had one day to observe some of what went on. I’m trying not to be a hypocrite and judge someone (cough Dana White cough) on just a small bit of what I have observed, especially if Ronda gives them a good recommendation.”
“From the fraction of the entire time I observed, it appeared that Ronda was taunted quite a bit without being allowed to respond, with a deliberate intent to create a certain image for television. Maybe they’ll show some of that on the episode, maybe not. For those of you who say she cries too much – she’s always cried like that all of her life. Who the hell are you people to enforce a crying quota? If she cries over sad movies, happy endings and losing her car keys, what’s it to you?”
DeMars will appear on the next episode of The Ultimate Fighter, which will air on FOX Sports 1 on Wednesday.