LaRosa, 35, finds it "cute" that everyone and their mother thinks they can fight now, just because it's the new, cool, trendy thing to do.
She also ripped into karate schools that misrepresent themselves as legit MMA gyms just to bring in new business.
"The flipside is that its become really commercialized and its become mainstream. And so everybody thinks that they train UFC. I'm sure you've heard that before. Everybody, everybody fights. Everybody trains UFC. If you've watched a couple of The Ultimate Fighters, then obviously you're a fighter. It's really cute, you know? I really think that's amazing," LaRosa said sarcastically. "You do have every Tom, Dick and Harry trying to jump in the cage and say that they do this and they do that.
"Everybody is wearing a Tapout or Afflication shirt, walking out with their chest puffed out like they know their s**t, so there's that.
"And you see in karate schools, like all the little kicky punchy karate schools, they'll put jiu-jitsu or MMA or mixed martial arts on their front window now just to draw people in, when they actually have no idea what the hell they're doing. They've never even fought or trained in MMA or done jiu-jitsu before in their life. So that's the flipside, that's the downside to it."
LaRosa, whose most high-profile successes occurred while competing in BodogFight, became the first and only BodogFight Women's Bantamweight (135 lbs) Champion. Fight fans also know her from a recent stint on Season 18 of The Ultimate Fighter: Team Tate vs Team Rousey.
LaRosa is scheduled to fight Rin Nakai on Sept. 29 at Pancrase 252: “20th Anniversary” in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan.