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Is drama brewing between Ronda Rousey and Marloes Coenen?

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According to a Dec. 29 report from USA Today, Ronda Rousey (8-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) playing the villian could help women's MMA.

"Rousey brings to the table not only Olympic-caliber athletic ability but also a mean streak that forces fans to choose a side and stick with it," USA Today Sports reporter Ben Fowlkes says of the star judoka.

Some fans love that Rousey is unapologetically brash, but her antics seem to rub some WMMA fighters the wrong way.

One such fighter is WMMA pioneer Marloes Coenen, who took to Twitter over the weekend to express her thoughts on Rousey.

"Such a shame people thought her how to speak."@UKWMMA: WTF did @RondaRousey just call out @MarloesCoenen @ the @ufc #UFC168 press conference," Coenen tweeted after fight fans told her that Rousey called her out at the UFC 168 pre-fight press conference.

Coenen apparently spelled the word "taught" wrong, so she meant to say that it's a shame people taught Rousey how to speak.

Coenen's tweet was a response to the UFC 168 pre-fight presser, where Rousey said that the only word she knows in Armenian is "Marloes."

It's unclear at present time if Rousey was actually calling out Coenen or if "Marloes" really is the only Armenian word she knows.

Fight fans can check out Rousey's "Marloes" comment by following this link. She says it at the 19-minute mark.

Of course, Rousey and Coenen have a bit of a "beef" that dates back to early-2013.

According to a July 28 article from ESPN, Rousey insulted Coenen by referring to her as a "random chick."

Coenen is a well-respected WMMA pioneer who has been fighting since 2000, but that didn't stop Rousey from discounting her as nothing more than a "random chick" during her ESPN interview.

Rousey didn't seem to be all that impressed by Cris Santos' victory over Coenen at Invicta FC 6, as it took "Cyborg" more than 15 minutes to get the finish.

Killing two birds with one stone, Rousey ripped into both Santos and Coenen in one fell swoop.

“I have a lot of things going on,” Rousey said of why she isn't concerned about Santos. “She’s fighting random chicks. I mean, Marloes -- it took her longer and more energy to beat Marloes [Coenen] than it took Miesha (in July 2011).

“It’s only the MMA diehards that want to see that fight. I have so many things going on. If she really wants to make that fight happen, I’m here.”

In all likelihood, Rousey wasn't purposely taking a verbal jab at Coenen at that time. She was probably just trying to explain that "Cyborg" isn't as impressive as she was back in her heyday.

Even so, Coenen was not at all pleased by Rousey's comments, as she took to Twitter to express her displeasure.

"Wait til' she gets punched in the face," Coenen said of Rousey. "No problem doing that."


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