Rousey: I’m going to rip off her arm and throw it at her corner


Strikeforce held a pre-event press conference yesterday in anticipation of tomorrow night’s Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman at The Players Lounge in Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California.

The media presser included Rousey and Kaufman, and additional main-card fighters Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza, Derek Brunson, Roger Bowling, Tarec Saffiedine. Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker was the host of the event.

Rousey remained true to form, saying what she had planned for Kaufman: “She might not know it, but she should thank her lucky stars that MMA is properly regulated in California. Because I respect her so much that I’m not taking any chances. If I get her in an armbar, I’m going to rip it off and throw it at her corner. If I get her in a choke, I’m going to hold on until she’s actually dead. And if I get her in a knock out all the way, I’m going to pound her face into the ground, and she’s depending on the competence of the California Athletic Commission in order to be able to walk out of that cage alive. It has nothing to do with whether I like her or respect her, she seems like a nice chick, but every single time I go in to fight I fight like my little sister’s life is depending on it. And in that kind of situation, no one can beat me.”

Kaufman to her credit smiled and nodded while the champ talked in advance of the biggest women’s MMA fight since Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos defeated Gina Carano in front of a near-sellout crowd in San Jose four years ago this weekend: “There has been a certain amount of focus on Ronda. I think she’s dealt with it well. I have no doubt she’s trained fully for this fight, the pressure hasn’t affected her at all. And I really feel the same thing. I focus on my camp, I focus on my team, whatever fight I have coming up, I train harder than I would for any other fight. I feel really confident coming into this fight, Ronda’s gonna bring it. She’s going to show up to fight, she’s gonna try to kill me, but that’s alright. At the end of the day, someone’s going to walk off with the belt and it’s going to be me.”

  • when Mir made death threat-esque remarks about brock he had to apologize, come on dana don’t play favourites, tell her to shut her trap for 5 minutes

  • This b**** is should get a humble pie, hope Sarah busts her good. Not to talk about her trainer, read just one interview, and I was like wtf? Calling Sarah onedimensional, c’mon, that just stupid to say, when your girl is the queen of one trick ponys, with zero stand up skill.

  • I don’t know about humble pie but I’ll abuse her hair pie

  • On 9/1/2012 Jones is going to pull out Henderson false teeth & throw them @ everybody’s favorite Chael

  • Cannot argue on that one.

  • Ronda is a decent female fighter, but she is starting to sound like a feisty C***. hmm, I think I like it.

  • I agree.

    For some reason hearing her say all that made me feel… aroused… o_0

  • shut the fvck up

  • ok, now we’re talkin’

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    There seems to be a difference between saying “I’m going to try to kill [my opponent]” and “I want [my opponent] to die of octagon related injuries. The point of an MMA fight is to compromise your opponent to the point where you could kill them. The refs job is to recognize when you have achieved that, and stop the fight before serious damage occurs. In that way, you are actually trying to kill your opponent…but you know the ref will stop you, so it doesn’t really mean you want them to die.

    Now, if you say you want your opponent to die, you are hoping the ref somehow doesn’t do their job. It’s a completely different statement.

    It also crosses my mind that BJ Penn said, “I’m going to try to kill you Georges, and I’m not joking about this,” leading up to his fight with GSP. Not only did the UFC refrain from fining him for that statement, they chose to include it in the UFC Primetime segment…meaning they could have easily edited it out.

    Two completely different statements.