Ronda Rousey cried often in the first few episodes of "TUF 18," and the star judoka's mom is upset that some fight fans have blasted her for it.
"I'm trying not to be a hypocrite and judge someone (cough Dana White cough) on just a small bit of what I have observed, especially if Ronda gives them a good recommendation," Rousey's mom wrote in her blog. "From the fraction of the entire time I observed, it appeared that Ronda was taunted quite a bit without being allowed to respond, with a deliberate intent to create a certain image for television.
"Maybe they'll show some of that on the episode, maybe not. For those of you who say she cries too much - she's always cried like that all of her life. Who the hell are you people to enforce a crying quota? If she cries over sad movies, happy endings and losing her car keys, what's it to you? I'm the opposite of that. I've cried three times in the last twenty years, and one of those was when Ronda's father died. So, she can have my share of the quota and it averages out."
Rousey's mom went on to explain that she thinks some fight fans rip the star judoka for immaturity issues. Rousey didn't care about how she came across with the cameras in her face, so now she's receiving some backlash for it.
"People are sometimes offended by Ronda because she does not fit how they think she should act. At Ronda's age, given the same degree of provocation, I would have punched out a few people, hit someone with a chair, told everyone to f**k off and walked out," Rousey's mom wrote in her blog. "This is why our family cannot do a reality TV show. So, no, I am the LAST person to ask don't I think she should behave differently.
"Some of those same people will argue, 'I don't care what the instigation, you should never ----' fill in the blank. They are entitled to their opinions. I am equally entitled to my opinion that they have their heads up their a**es."
Rousey's mom hit the proverbial nail on the head. If Rousey wanted to cry during "TUF 18," she had every right to. It made the show more spontaneous and dramatic.