No messing about from Ronda Rousey - even a pitbull biting her foot won’t stop her getting in there to have a fight. And when she does, she is looking to take a trophy home with her.
Rousey treated reporters to a graphic outline of what she is looking to do when she defends her bantamweight belt in the headline bout of tomorrow night’s Strikeforce event. Her challenger is Sarah Kaufman, 15-1.
“I see Sarah as an opponent and I've trained harder for this fight than any other fight before. I respect her so much and I'm not taking any chances. If I get her arm I'm going to try and rip it off and throw it at her corner. If I get her to choke I'm going to hold onto it. If I get her to a knockout I'm not going to walk away. I'm going to try to pound her face into the ground,” she said.
“And that has nothing to do with whether I like her or respect her because she is a very nice chick. But every single time I come to fight I pretend as if it is my little sister's life depending on it and in that kind of situation nobody can ever beat me. I'm here to fight. I'm not here to do a little dance for you guys.”
Asked whether the extra media responsibilities in this fight had impacted her preparations, Rousey said not. “I've had fights that I arrived the day before having to cut weight, I've had a fight where I had a pit bull bite on my foot and stuff like that. It doesn't matter,” she snapped.
Also on tomorrow night’s card:
Jacare Souza vs. Derek Brunson, Tarec Saffiedine vs. Roger Bowling, Lumumba Sayers vs. Anthony Smith and Ovince Saint Preux vs. T.J. Cook.
Prelims on SHOWTIME EXTREME include Miesha Tate vs. Julie Kedzie, Adlan Amagov vs. Keith Berry, Hiroko Yamanaka vs. Germaine De Randamie and Bobby Green vs. Matt Ricehouse.