Ronda Rousey doesn't dance around in the ring, and she certainly doesn't dance around any questions.
The undefeated UFC Bantamweight Women's Champion has been decimating opponents in the ring, and on Monday she proved she handles questions just like she handled opponents: by taking them head on.
In case you've been living under a rock and don't know who Ronda Rousey is...
This is her.
And on Monday, she did a Reddit Ask Me Anything. Here are some of the questions and answered that were dealt out. Note: some posts have been edited for punctuation or spelling.
Q: Do you sometimes wish your fights would last a little longer than just a few seconds? — TehBrandon
A: No because the shorter my fights are, the more fights I can have. I only have a finite amount of fight time, and I'd like to fight as long as possible.
Q: What's your go-to hype music before a fight? — 2RINITY
A: I have complete silence before I walk out before a fight. No talking in the locker room, no music, cellphones on silent. If I hear a ding from you taking a video you're gonna get your own private Rowdy Glare.
Q: What's your favorite cheat meal? — Pat949
A: buffalo wings naked with chunky blue cheese and extra hot sauce on the side.
Q: I'm incredibly inspired by your eating disorder recovery through UFC. When I was struggling with anorexia, I felt so weak and powerless, and feel so strong after recovery. How does it feel to conquer something so daunting? I feel like it makes you invincible! — runstacey
A: Thanks for the kind words. It feels very liberating to free of the guilt that used to come with every meal. And I feel like I have so much extra space in my brain now that I'm not constantly thinking about the next meal and trying to eat as much as possible every day while still losing weight. I feel amazing. I (think) I look amazing. And I just ate some bomb-ass french toast this morning. I'm so happy to hear about all the progress you've made on yourself and best of luck for the future.
Question: Have you ever had to throw someone who tried to pick a fight with you on the street?
One series of questions made headlines everywhere...
Q: What is your sincere opinion about Cyborg?
How do you think your fight against Tate and hopefully Cyborg will play out assuming perfect physical and mental condition from both sides?
Do you think you would legitimately beat Floyd Mayweather in a ruleless fight?
What do you have to say about Mike Tyson's rumored return to the ring?
How do you think Fedor Emelianenko will do in the octagon after all these years of absence?
Thanks for the AMA, much love and the best of luck to you in the future. — Knuckledork
A: Sincere opinion about Cyborg: she's just waiting to be offered enough money to get her ass kicked ('cuz she knows she'll get her ass kicked). I know for a fact she can make the weight. She consulted with Mike Dolce (my current nutritionist) before I ever started working with him and after consulting with her he said he could get her in "the best shape of her life" at 135. She then started being represented by Tito Ortiz and all talk stopped. The delay is all about money, not her weight. She made 145 pumped full of steroids. She can healthily make 135 without them. Her shows that she headlines lose thousands of dollars, and the majority of the tickets are given away because no one will buy them. She needs me. So pretty much we're waiting for her to realize that she needs to fight me before I retire or she'll never have enough money to retire. I would like me kicking her ass be my retirement fight but whether she steps up or not I'll walk away undefeated and happily ever after regardless.
Do I think I would legit beat Mayweather in a ruleless fight? Floyd is one of the best boxers of all time. He would definitely beat me in a boxing match. I unfortunately don't get into "matches". I fight for a living. In a no rules fight, I believe I can beat anyone on this planet. Boxing is a sweet science with strict rules that I respect very much and aspire every day to improve at. But you said ruleless fight, and that's my honest answer.
I'd be surprised if Mike Tyson returned to the ring but could imagine he would do it in a charity kind of capacity, and if so good for him.
Ring rust is a real serious thing that is hard to overcome and of course I wish Fedor the best but that much of a lay off would affect anyone's performance, which is why I fight so often.
Q: Hey Ronda! Big fan!
Are you going to train with this guy for Tate?
I swear to God you should — darkmikerises
A: Yes. It's already set in motion. He's going to teach me the art of the full body boner via hemp rope training.
Q: Hi Ronda! I recently discovered that you had Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) growing up. I'm a new speech therapist and a huge fan. Do you feel as though overcoming CAS helped you become the tenacious fighter we know you are today? Is there any message you'd like to send to kids out there struggling with speech? I'd also love to know what you liked/didn't about speech therapy, and what you wished your speech therapist said or did for you. Thanks so much! — saraeveg
A: I love my speech therapist – I thought she was super cool and I didn't even know I was in speech therapy. I'd like to tell any kid struggling with speech that anything can be overcome with hard work regardless of how insurmountable the odds seem. Shout out to all speech therapists. You're all awesome. And the best thing about my recovery was that I was never allowed to feel interior.
Q: If you could fight any historical figure, who would it be? — FrankGoodish
A: Buffalo Bill. Him destroying the buffalo population of America also destroyed the Native American culture and coming from Jamestown ND, which boasts having the largest statue of a buffalo in the world, the plight of the buffalo is quite near and dear to my heart.