Ronda Rousey recently spoke with UFC’s Megan Olivi for a new interview where she spoke about a wide range of topics.
As seen at the WrestleMania 35 pay-per-view event in East Rutherford, NJ at MetLife Stadium on the WWE Network, Becky Lynch beat Rousey and Charlotte Flair to win the SmackDown and Raw Women’s Titles in a Winner Take All Match. This was a historic match as WWE had never had women headline the show.
When asked about if this match was the biggest moment in her career, Rousey admitted that while it was a big moment, it doesn’t top the list for her. Instead, it was when she shared the Octagon against Liz Carmouche. This was first-ever women’s fight in UFC history.
“Yeah, felt big, I think it just has to do with the time and the perspective. Me and Liz Carmouche felt bigger to me.” She would add, “I just felt me and Carmouche was the most pivotal moment had to happen that way or women’s MMA would have ended before it started.”
“With WrestleMania, it just felt like all the stars were aligned and the whole universe was conspiring for us to succeed. There was not a single doubt in my mind that we would. For Carmouche, there were so many outside factors. The numbers had to do well, I had to win the match, had to win the match in an exciting way. There were so many other factors I had to worry about.”
The entire interview will be available at 12 pm ET on UFC.com. You can watch the interview by clicking on the player below:
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Interviewing @RondaRousey over the years has always been a fun experience, but when we sat down recently in California my chat with Ronda quickly became one of my favorite interviews. She was open, funny and so entertaining to catch up with. I’m beyond grateful she was willing to have this conversation and I think you’ll really enjoy hearing what she has to say. Here’s a sneak peak of our interview which comes out Sunday at noon EST on UFC.com …
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