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UFC star Rousey loves ‘Pokemon’

UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey loves to "catch ‘em all."

UFC star Rousey loves ‘Pokemon’
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Current UFC star Ronda Rousey is a bonafide ass kicker.

If you don’t know who she is, a quick Google search is all you’ll need to grow afraid, very afraid.

Fresh off her 16-second win over Alexa Davis last month at UFC 175, the beautiful, but tough as nails fighter exposed a softer side on The Tommy Toe Hold Show on Wednesday, exposing a love for “Pokemon.”

Yes, the toughest female fighter in the world has a soft spot for the handheld video game series, to the point of being a total geek.

Not only can she trace her love of the series back to the original Red and Blue games for the Gameboy, she even remembers how to catch Mew.

As a matter of fact, it’s her favorite pocket monster of all.

“Mew is the originator of all the other Pokémon,” Rousey said in the interview. “Mew is the original one and [all the other Pokémon] came from that one. And, you couldn't catch Mew in the original game. You had to go to Lavender town."

Rousey went on to get even cooler by professing her appreciation of the "Mortal Kombat" series, as well as the PlayStation series of consoles, but continued to profess her appreciation for pocket monsters.

"I actually went to the mall for those Pokémon events, those little tournaments to get me a Mew. I wanted Mew so bad. I waited in line with all the other nerds for hours,” she said. “I wanted to get me a Mew and a Mew certificate of authenticity that I taped to my wall.”

Rousey isn’t the only professional athlete with a love for “Pokemon” either. Denver Broncos Linebacker Nate Irving, who spent a big portion of last season as the team’s starter in place of the injured Von Miller, told The Wall Street Journal earlier this year that he spent Super Bowl weekend in his hotel room, playing “Pokemon X & Y.”

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