Earlier this summer UFC women’s UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey said that she could beat any women alive in gi or no-gi JiuJitsu. Her statement sparked outrage among the JiuJitsu community, and several women called for Rousey to step onto the mat and back up her statements.
At UFC Fight Night 51, Rousey did a media scrum, and spoke about the likelihood of herself actually stepping on the mat to compete under the Metamoris banner.
“I’d be happy to do Metamoris if they paid me as much as they paid me for a UFC fight. I don’t really have that much time. Right now, it’s so much to keep up with the acting career, and the MMA career going. And everyone keeps going, ‘Are you going to do WWE? Are you going to do Metamoris? Are you going to do four fights this year? Are you going to be an astronaut?’ I’m like, ‘Hold on. I can’t make time to run for President right now, I can only do so many things at one time.’ I would happy to do Metamoris. I think it would be a really cool idea when I’m done fighting, too, because that’s one of those sports that is kinder on the joints that you can do for a long time.”
After Josh Barnett proved Catch Wrestling’s value in JiuJitsu when he won the Metamoris heavyweight strap, do you think Rousey is the woman to prove Judo’s value in JiuJitsu in Metamoris?