Ronda Rousey, MMA bombshell, talks about her ring style ahead of Liz Carmouche fight

Posted at 3:16 PM, Feb 20, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-20 16:37:14-05

(LOS ANGELES TIMES) — Ronda Rousey, who will fight Liz Carmouche this Saturday at the Honda Center, appears on the premiere of this month’s “Real Sports” on HBO, talking about her fighting style and being the first women’s champion in UFC history.

We will be live blogging Saturday’s fight on our Sports Now blog, and Lance Pugmire, who is covering the event for The Los Angeles Times, wrote this about Rousey in December:

Ronda Rousey

Ronda Rousey

“Rousey told of growing up in Santa Monica “as more of a fighter, a tomboy. I cut my hair short, people called me ‘Ronnie.”

“She said a bartending job forced her to first wear makeup.

“The lighting was dim, so I could mess up,” Rousey said of her makeup work. “Being girly now, it’s working.”

“She dropped out of high school as a sophomore, pursuing judo and standing as a bronze medalist at the 2008 Summer Olympics in China.

“Wednesday, she aimed criticism at the Olympic movement and at U.S. judo for depriving athletes of financial support.

“I have a bad-girl thing going on,” Rousey said. “I can screw up and it’s no big thing. I can get caught at a brothel with a bottle of Jack.”