When Rousey was asked by actor Jay Mohr on his podcast if she thinks she can beat a man, she said “Bryan Caraway.”
Caraway, a UFC fighter who is ranked No. 18 in the world in the male bantamweight division, dates Rousey's longtime rival, Miesha Tate
“I’d just like to take out her whole [expletive] crew,” Rousey said on the “Mohr Stories” podcast.
Later on the show, Rousey added another verbal pipe bomb aimed at Tate's crew.
“I’m not gonna put on a ski mask and go to Oregon or wherever their trailer is,” Rousey said, apparently making an attempt at a "white trash" joke.
The feud between Rousey and Caraway dates back to 2012, when the star judoka trash-talked Tate in the lead-up to their Strikeforce fight on Showtime.
Caraway ripped into Rousey on Twitter by saying “I’ll knock her teeth dwn [sic] her throat the [sic] break her arm."
Caraway later apologized for his comments, and then went on to make a name for himself by winning back-to-back fights in the UFC to move into the top 20 in the world in the bantamweight division.
Caraway and Rousey are both bantamweights who compete at 135 pounds. While Rousey's comments were said in a joking manner, it wouldn't be all that crazy if they competed opposite each other in the UFC.
Rousey is the No. 1 pound-for-pound women's champion of the world, and she has experience tossing around much heavier men due to her Olympic judo training. Caraway is not a legitimate top ten contender at this point in time.
There have already been several male vs female MMA fights completed, just not in the United States.
Claire Haights destroyed her male counterpart at BBQ Beatdown 6 in Thailand, and Invicta FC's Ediane Gomes famously defeated a male opponent in a Rio Heroes fight.
It's unlikely that Rousey and Caraway will ever square off inside the UFC, but perhaps 100 years from now it won't be considered taboo for males and females to fight each other inside the cage.
After all, it was just 20 short years ago when MMA itself was considered taboo.