Recently, the MMA world has been abuzz from harsh words being volleyed by two well-known names in the UFC. No, this isn’t banter between two fighters trash-talking before an upcoming fight, this war of words is between an pair of unlikely foes.
UFC women’s champion Ronda Rousey ended a heated, back-and-forth dialogue with UFC octagon girl Arianny Celeste with a threat to give the UFC beauty “a black eye”.
The conflict started last week when Rousey was asked about her appearance in Maxim Magazine’s “Hot 100” list of the most beautiful people of 2012. Rousey stated that she thought Arianny’s ranking on the list was “undeserving” and that it would have been funny if she was ranked higher than her.
“It would have been really funny if I’d beaten Arianny Celeste, because that would be like a triathlete coming along and beating the runners in a marathon,” Rousey said. “Like, ‘Ha-ha, it’s your job to show your ti**ies—I do that better than you!’ Maybe next year. She’s only getting older, and I’m reaching my prime.”
On Friday, Celeste snapped back, “I don’t really like the way she carries herself,” Celeste said. “I don’t think she’s a good role model for women. I think that women should empower each other and give each other a little pat on the back.”
Rousey, not known for being the most calm a rational person, hit back hard today with a threat that Arianny might want to take seriously.
“I will seriously give that skank a black eye,” said Rousey. “Really, her entire job is wearing a bra and holding a card in the air and she thinks she can talk sh*t to me? I can’t wait to see her at my next fight.”
UFC President Dana White has yet to respond to Rousey’s comments but we have a feeling he won’t be tolerating any physical confrontation between fighters and ring girls.