Women’s Bantamweight Champion (7–0) hasn’t been very popular since the debut of her coaching gig on The Ultimate Fighter Season 18 in September. Her rival, Miesha Tate (13–4), a former champion, has received more support than Rousey has from fans, and even outvoted Rousey for the cover of the new UFC game by EA Sports.
The reason is her personality on the reality show is just too raw for the mainstream and she’s a bit rough around the edges compared to the classy Tate. On the show, Rousey just hasn’t represented herself well as a champion that female fighters can look up too, such as TUF 18 finalist Julianna Pena on Team Tate. Pena recently had a few harsh things to say about opposing head coach Rousey on Fox Sports Live, called her “pretentious” and “a spoiled, rich brat.”
Check out the video, and make sure you take a quick look below at the official fight card for the TUF 18 Finale that takes place this Saturday night in Las Vegas.
Main card (FOX Sports 1 at 10 p.m. ET)
Gray Maynard vs. Nate Diaz
Julianna Pena vs. Jessica Rakoczy
Chris Holdsworth vs. David Grant
Jessamyn Duke vs. Peggy Morgan
Roxanne Modafferi vs. Raquel Pennington
Undercard (FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET)
Akira Corassini vs. Maximo Blanco
Rani Yahya vs. Tom Niinimaki
Jared Rosholt vs. Walt Harris
Sean Spencer vs. Drew Dober
Undercard (Facebook at 7:30 p.m. ET)
Ryan Benoit vs. Joshua Sampo