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[Video] UFC 170: Ronda Rousey calls naysayers her 'villains'

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In a matter of days, UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will defend her belt against undefeated Sara McMann at UFC 170 in Las Vegas, Nev.

Both fighters in the UFC 170 main event share unblemished professional records, along with Olympic hardware to their credit – McMann a Silver Medalist in amateur wrestling at the 2004 games, and Rousey a Bronze Medalist at the 2008 games in Judo.

Rousey will enter the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino Saturday night mere weeks after defeating Miesha Tate at UFC 168 in late-December. With the six-week turnaround in the minds of fans and pundits, alike, Rousey is looking to once again prove herself as one of the most dominant forces in MMA today.

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Earlier in the week, the UFC held open workouts for the competitors on the UFC 170 card. As always, was on hand to capture all the action.

In this accompanying video, hear Ronda Rousey speak on all things UFC 170, including her quick turnaround, her opponent’s extensive credentials, and the historic main event between Olympian vs. Olympian. ‘Rowdy’ also shares a story about the first time she told her mother that she wanted to be a professional fighter.

Hint: She wasn’t too thrilled.

With roles in the upcoming Expendables and Fast and the Furious movies around the corner, Rousey also discusses her blossoming career as an actress. She elaborates even further on her acting career, and says that she does it to spite the critics, and the fans that hate her.

As Rousey puts it, these fans are now her motivation. They are her “villains.”


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