Lopez, who is known throughout the MMA community as Roger Huerta's former stalker, saw nothing wrong with Rousey's decision to not shake Miesha Tate's hand in the UFC 168 co-main because she argues that its just a part of the game.
MMA is all about "going to war," so Rousey (8-0) was just harnessing the dark resources from inside her during her UFC 168 co-main tilt, Lopez argues.
Lopez goes on to list all the qualities about Rousey that makes her admirable, including her athleticism, loyalty and refusal to quit.
However, Lopez missed a few key points on the topic.
Rousey's entire schtick is that she's "real mean," and not "fake nice" like Tate.
She thinks Tate is someone who will trash-talk behind her back and then act friendly in person.
Rousey's decision to not shake Tate's hand fits with her gimmick because it would be "fake nice" to accept the handshake and act friendly to her face.
Rousey fully admits she doesn't like Tate, so it wouldn't make sense to act nice to her in person.
Doing so would mean she was being "fake nice," which is basically everything she stands against.
Young girls look up to Rousey as a role model, so its important that the star judoka sets a positive example for the next generation of WMMA stars.
However, Rousey says she's only really concerned about being a good role model for her younger sister.
“Of course I’m honored that people are referring to me in that way but its also a lot of responsibility. I’m human, I’m flawed,” explained Rousey. “I try to concentrate on being a role model to my little sister, because she’s the one I’m obligated to be a role model to.”
Despite not shaking Tate's hand, Rousey is still an excellent role model for the next generation of female fighters.
Rousey is a former Olympian who became the first American to win a medal in women's judo since it became an official Olympic sport in 1992, and she is also the first female UFC champion.
She gives hope to young ladies across the globe that they can do something great with a little hard work, and that is far more important than one little handshake snub.