Ronda Rousey’s interview with the Las Vegas Review-Journal has a lot of interesting moments — the sob story about how she’s too popular to go surfing, Ronda referring to her mom as both an “amazon matriarch” and the “biggest badass of all time, dude,” and a thing where she assigns X-Men characters to her family — but the best is the continuation of the weird Rousey/Georges St-Pierre feud she’s been trying to get off the ground for years.
Just before she starts on him again for being a ‘points fighter,’ she drops a soundbite that would make a legion of Tumblr girls ready their side-eye GIFs, assuming anybody on Tumblr pays attention to MMA: we only know who GSP is because he’s a sexy Canadian. You know, like Shania Twain.
She has, however, heard people compare her sex-appeal status to GSP’s.
“Everybody keeps coming up to me and saying, ‘Oh, do you think if you didn’t look such a way, people would like you so much?’
“I’m like, ‘Dude, if GSP was butt ugly, you wouldn’t want to know who he is so much.’
“I think he lucked out a lot that he’s Canadian. I love Canadians. They are the coolest, nicest, most patriotic people, and they will support their countrymen no matter what, and I think that’s commendable.
“But if GSP wasn’t really good-looking, and really Canadian, he would be really unknown.” (via Las Vegas Review-Journal)
If I’m GSP, my response to this is, “So what you’re saying is that I’m hot?”
Seriously though, in what part of Ronda Rousey’s brain does she think a ripped blonde from California who gets asked to take ass-first shots for ESPN The Magazine has to struggle for opportunity while a guy who looks like a Joe Rogan fantasy self-portrait and is from CANADA is celebrated for his beauty and lucky birthright?
If this was pro wrestling, it’d be building to an inter-gender match to unify the Welterweight and Women’s Bantamweight straps. It isn’t, though, so … Ronda Rousey’s kind of a jerk? Is that what we’re supposed to take away from this?