When you hear the name, Ronda Rousey, you think of one of the most dangerous fighters on Earth, and her name strikes fear in the hearts of many. Hey, if even Iron Mike Tyson says he thinks Ronda can kick his own butt in a fight, who wouldn’t be afraid of her? However, did you know that this feared MMA superstar is a huge Pokemon and Dragon Ball fangirl?
If her appearance alongside the Rock in this year’s WWE Wrestlemania was any indication, her love for a certain Saiyan prince is well… Over 9,000!! In a recent interview, Rousey even said that Vegeta is her childhood crush. She recently went in an “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) interview on Reddit, where some fans threw a lot of questions towards her, and these included some tidbits that many did not even know. Here’s how she described herself:
My favorite Pokemon is Mew and I used to moderate a Pokemon forum. I’m an active player on WOW and a Mage named Randa on TaichiPanda – I’m on the 3rd Game Of Thrones book and will shank a bitch who tries to give shit away about the series cause you watched the show already.
Wow, she USED TO moderate a Pokemon forum? I seriously feel sorry for anyone who went on an internet argument with her in those forums because the “fight me IRL” challenge may backfire on them. She was also asked if she would rather fight 100 Mewtwo-sized Mews or 1 Mew-sized Mewtwo. Here’s her answer:
1 Mew sized Mewtwo, ‘cuz everyone knows that even though Mewtwo has better stats than Mew, 100 Mews totally overcome that.
She was also asked which Pokemon she would rather fight inside the Octagon, and to that, she answered that the Judo fighting Pokemon, Throh, would make an ideal opponent, as she herself is a judoka. “Rowdy” may be a dangerous striker, but she’s also known for her grappling skills.
Rousey is such a huge DBZ fan that some fighters even remind her of the anime. When asked who is her favorite UFC fighter, here’s how she answered:
I think he’s the most well-rounded and I feel like I’m watching one of the later episodes of Dragon Ball Z when you only see one second of action going on between them disappearing ‘cuz they’re going so damn fast. I wouldn’t be surprised if rocks start levitating around the ring because of all the energy emanating from it. Might Mouse vs. Dominick Cruz was one of my favorite (and most under-appreciated) fights ever.
And when a fan asks her Goku or Vegeta, the answer was pretty obvious.
Vegeta. For sure. Goku is such a fucking goodygoody that he’d be fun to be friends with, but I’d get annoyed hanging out with him after 2 weeks, let alone after a whole year. I’d imagine that Vegeta and I would have many an interesting debate. Probably not about politics but maybe like societal shit.
Hey, when asked about who her favorite Game of Thrones character is, she can’t help but give a reference to both Dragon Ball and Pokemon:
I always get super stoked when I see it’s a Daenarys (the ANTI D.N.B.) chapter, and would get regally bummed when I saw it was a Catlyn chapter. But for some reason my heart is always Team Stark.
My sigil would be a Mew with Vegeta hair.
True, she has a major crush on Vegeta. but what does he think of her? In a spoof interview, the Saiyan “talked” with Nerd Reactor (or his American voice actor, Chris Sabat) and said that he’s afraid of “Rowdy” Ronda.
One does not simply mess with Ronda Rowsey, just ask poor Bethe Correia and Alexis Davis…