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Ronda Rousey says her team was mistreated by TUF 18 production staff

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According to a Dec. 19 report from MMA Fighting, Ronda Rousey says her team was mistreated and disrespected by the production staff in charge of TUF 18.

Rousey explained that her coaches weren't paid for the first half of the show's taping, and that they were asked to go through background checks midway through the season.

"The experience sucked," Rousey said of TUF 18. "It wasn't the perception. Yeah, they needed a villain and they made me fit the role and that's fine. I wasn't purposely going out of my way on the set to make these things happen. In hindsight it was a s--- experience and it came out terrible for me."

"We were really mistreated and disrespected by the whole production staff," Rousey continued. "And everybody was going out of their way to get the most dramatic response possible."

Rousey's comments will likely not go over well with UFC officials, as she essentially threw The Ultimate Fighter production staff under the bus.

"In the middle of the show, they had already been there for three weeks," Rousey said. "They hadn't even paid my coaches, then suddenly they came up to us and said we need to go through background checks. In the middle of the show. They were like this is normal procedure. It's normal procedure for you to not pay people do to the show? And then you do background checks after three weeks? What the f--- is going on? F--- the background checks, we're not doing it."

Rousey admits that her rival, Miesha Tate, came across better than her on the show.

"For Miesha [Tate] it was the best opportunity at the time," Rousey said of Tate. "It was really important for her to come off well because that was her moment to do so. So I'm like, look, I need to make sure that everyone sees this, I don't need to come across like everybody loves me, so sure, it doesn't matter to me, I can roll with this one, but I needed these girls to do well. ... These kids are my kids for the long run and I would be absolutely shocked if Miesha even knew where her kids are today."

Rousey fights Tate on Dec. 28 in the co-main of UFC 168.

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