Ronda Rousey says she wants to win her belt back, relays mom quote that “revenge is a motherf***er”

By Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

Ronda Rousey (photo credit Jayne Kamin-Oncea © USA Today Sports)

“I want to win my belt back… Ear muffs for all the little kids. They told me not to swear. But here is my mom’s favorite momism. This is the advice her coach gave her, I was a little pre-teen when she gave this to me cause I went to the junior nationals and I lost my first junior nationals. I ended up fighting her again later and my mom she like pulled me aside to the mat and she’s like ‘I’m going to tell you what my coach told me’ when she lost the French Open and ended up winning the World Championships later, ‘I’m going to tell you what he told me: Winning’s a b**ch but revenge is a motherf***er.’ You go get her!”

-At a Chicago event hosted by Robin Roberts, Ronda Rousey relays an old saying from her mom to explain why she’s coming back to regain the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship (transcribed by

Penick’s Analysis: It’s a solid line, and she’s making her clearest statements of a comeback in months after staying silent out of the cage. We still don’t have a return date or an opponent, and it’s not clear if she’ll come back against Amanda Nunes or in a non-title fight. She’s saying she wants the belt, but she also needs to avenge the loss to Holly Holm in order to erase that memory. We’ll hopefully get something more firm on a return date by the fall, but for now it’s still just words.

[Photo (c) Jayne Kamin-Oncea via USA Today Sports]

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2 Comments on Ronda Rousey says she wants to win her belt back, relays mom quote that “revenge is a motherf***er”

  1. IF Ronda comes back (not sure yet if she will) but IF she comes back, expect a fire breathing wrecking machine to descend on the women’s bantamweight division.
    Ronda has re-defined herself before like after the 2008 Olympics in which she only won a Bronze Medal (in other words lost)
    Ronda single handedly created the women’s bantamweight division in the UFC and held the title for 3 years.
    She is at her prime and has lots of $$$ to have stem cell therapy done on ANYTHING that bothers her like knees that have been plaguing her for years. Yeah, my advice is not to bet against her.

  2. True, but she actually finished in FOURTH place at the 2008 Olympics in the relegation round meaning in any other Olympic sport, she would have won NO medals. Sham and Fraud.

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