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Ronda Rousey talks Hustling Guys and RDA Thinks He Will Choke Cowboy Out

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(Meisha Tate vs. Ronda Rousey Strikeforce press conference, photo: Esther Lin/Forza LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey (12-0) is not only undefeated in the organized sport of mixed martial arts, but also on the streets in her early days showing off against members of the opposite sex to goad them into being hustled by the U.S. Judo gold medalist.

“Me and my friend Jackie, after school, we would walk over to the Promenade, and Jackie was like my Paul Heyman. She would be like, ‘I bet my girl right here could beat you up for $10.’ And then some guy would be like, ‘Ehh, whatever. I’ll take that bet,'” she remembered.”

Guys had no idea what they were in for against Rousey as she would take them down, control them and submit them with ease. When she let them back up their pride, ego and wallet would be flatter.
“I would throw him to the ground, either give him a choke or an arm bar. We would get him to say he gave up, then take his money and go buy frappuccinos (laughs).”

Rousey would submit guys and current UFC Lightweight Champion Rafael Dos Anjos thinks he’ll submit the next guy in contention for his gold.

Cowboy fights RDA for the title at UFC on FOX 17 on Dec. 19, 2015 in Orlando, Florida. And in an interview with Ariel Helwani’s The MMA Hour, Dos Anjos predicted that Cerrone will choke.

“I think he’s still the same guy,” said Dos Anjos, as transcribed by Adam Guillen Jr. for MMA Mania. He’s like a soccer player, a good soccer player that’s at the finals and he has a penalty kick and a chance to score, and he kicks it out of the goal. I think he’s that kind of fighter, you know? When I have big tests, I always go over it. And it will be no different on December 19th. Of course, I think so (he chokes in big fights). And he knows that.”

Cerrone has an offer from former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis to help in preparation, but Dos Anjos was not impressed.

“I think (Pettis) is just confused,” said the champion. “He’s talking about his goals for 145, he wants to face McGregor, he wants a rematch with me, he is just confused. He does not know what he wants. Also, I think that’s the only way he gets his belt back is if he helps Cerrone, because he knows he can beat him and he cannot beat me. That’s the only way he can hope to get his title back.”

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Aaron Portier
Highly passionate MMA Journalist, and I've followed the sport ever since my favorite fighter, Vitor Belfort won the heavyweight tournament at UFC 12. After that I've tried to go to every local MMA event around the Gulf Coast and surrounding areas and decided to make it a point to have a career in some aspect in the fighting sport other than fighting in general (didn't want to ruin my face). I'm currently enrolled at Southeastern Louisiana University working towards a degree in Communication. I cover MMA, Boxing and Football for The Daily Star newspaper in my hometown of Hammond, Louisiana, in addition to working as a promotional writer for a local Boxing promotion known as BoxnCar and I cover boxing for 8countnews.com however SciFighting.com is my home. My main goal is to bring more publicity to MMA in my area and to the sport as a whole as all of us involved with the sport are merely scratching the surface and laying the foundation of what mixed martial arts competition will be further down the road.