Fighter & The Kid: Ronda Rousey is 'pink elephant' of the UFC
Brendan Schaub, who has a very friendly relationship with Rousey, called the UFC women's bantamweight champion the UFC's "pink elephant," because she stands out so much from the rest of the pack. Not just among the other females in the organization, but the males too.
"Sara McMann, Alexis Davis, no one remembers them for these fights now," Schaub said in this week's episode of the podcast with Bryan Callen. "The UFC is trying to build up these girls and give them title shots, so you remember their name, but they're getting their ass whooped so easy and so fast, it does nothing for them. It builds Ronda."
Rousey is undefeated at 10-0, finishing all of her fights and all but one in the first round. She beat McMann with a liver kick TKO at 1:06 of the first at UFC 170 in February. Schaub referred to Rousey as the "Mike Tyson of girls MMA."
"Home girl lasted 16 seconds before even knowing what happened," Schaub said. "I'm just wrapping my hands, then got my ass whooped in 16 seconds."
This week, Schaub and Callen have a lengthy conversation about whether or not the NCAA should pay college athletes. They also break down UFC 175 and, perhaps most importantly, discuss their feeling on Octagon men. You'll have to listen to believe what they say.