Screen shot 2014-08-08 at 2.30.25 AMFrom an ESPN Magazine Interview:

You’d be the favorite in that fight. How would Rousey vs. Carano go down?

Well, I want to win, of course. That’s how every fight goes down. But my coach said from the start that Gina is the worst style matchup for me. I’m not just saying that. I don’t have to worry about fighters outmuscling or overwhelming me or catching me on the mat. The only thing I have to worry about is the one-punch knockout. And out of all of the women in MMA, Gina has the best feel for distance and timing. That’s not something you lose because you made a couple of movies. You’ll always have that. And she was the first girl I ever saw that had a one-punch standing knockout. The other chicks who are known for knocking people out, those are really TKOs: They got overwhelmed on the ground, and then the ref stopped them. She’s the one who can knock you out while standing on her feet with one punch. That’s what makes her the most dangerous.

I really do believe that she’s the hardest competitor I could ever find to fight. Even if you don’t believe that, even if you think she took too much time off and it’d be a quick fight, to be honest, that fight would be too hot not to watch. It doesn’t really matter if it’ll be competitive or not. And if you do watch it, you’re going to be surprised: It’ll be one of greatest fights to ever happen in the history of women’s MMA.

If you believe that Ronda thinks this is a competitive matchup, you must have also enjoyed Star Wars I,II and III. For this we are sad for you, picture a sad frowny cat face right here just for you.

Rousey has proven to be very media astute, she understands the game, all facets in fact. She knows that she can’t just call a spade a spade here. Gina Carrano at her absolute best 5 years ago wasn’t a competitive match for the Ronda Rousey of today. Gina’s ground game has always been her weakest point. Ronda knows this, we know this and you know this. Enough said.

Rumble young woman Rumble