Paige VanZant Confirms Confrontation With Ronda Rousey
Bloody Elbow – On today’s Joe Rogan Experience podcast, UFC women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate told Rogan a story about an alleged nasty encounter between Ronda Rousey and Paige VanZant at a Reebok event. Here’s a partial transcript of what was relayed:
Tate: “So Paige was also at that VIP party, and Paige and I have spoke, we’re friendly. Don’t know her that well. Anyway, she felt the need, she came up to me like ‘Miesha Miesha Miesha, I have to tell you this experience I had with Ronda.’ I’m like ‘Oh, what?’ And she’s like ‘Well we were at a Reebok deal just recently, and we were at a shoot, and I was trying to find her so we could get a picture, and the Reebok people were like ‘Don’t ask Ronda for a picture.” She was like ‘Why?’ They were like ‘Don’t, just stay away from Ronda, don’t ask her for a picture.’ She was like ‘Okay…’.
And I guess Ronda came later that day and seeked her out. And just cussed her out. They’ve never really had a conversation either. She’s like ‘I don’t know Ronda other than hi, bye.’ That’s it. I guess she came up, Ronda came up and was like ‘F**k you, you fairweathered bitch. How dare you cross me.’ She (Paige) was like ‘Cross you? What are you talking about?’ And she (Rousey) is like ‘You congratulated Holly Holm for beating me, so f**k you, you f**king fairweathered 115-pound…”. She just went off on Paige.
Well it didn’t take long for VanZant to respond, as TMZ reached out to her for comment, and she said that the incident did happen.
“It appears that I offended Ronda by congratulating Holly after her victory.” VanZant said. “The incident was very shocking and totally unnecessary.”
This is kind of the least surprising news ever. You can’t tell me people are in shock that Ronda Rousey has a big attitude, doesn’t like when things don’t go her way and is confrontational? Those are actually the things she puts in the skills section of her resume. I think this shows a bigger problem here. She has to be surrounded by yes men that are afraid to step-up and tell her when she is wrong. Somebody should let her know it is okay to congratulate other fighters on great wins. Hasn’t she ever played sports? At the end of each game you have to go and say good job to the team that just beat you. I mean, the other team has to congratulate my team that beat them. It is called good sportsmanship and I guess Ronda doesn’t have that gene. You don’t have to be okay with losing, but there is a way you can lose with dignity and not look like a complete ass. On a side note, I would love to see Ronda and Paige fight…and when I say fight I mean kiss.