Rousey talks TUF with rival Tate

BY foxsports • July 30, 2013

Ronda Rousey was interviewed by FUEL TV's Ariel Helwani this past weekend, and she had a lot to say on Tuesday's edition of "UFC Tonight".

Rousey talked "The Ultimate Fighter", coaching against Miesha Tate, her rivalry with Tate's boyfriend Bryan Caraway, and her role in the upcoming movie "The Expendables 3".

"I'm not sure how it's going to be received. I cared more about being the best coach possible than my image. Miesha tried to come off as nice as possible, and I didn't," said Rousey of her experience coaching "The Ultimate Fighter". She will coach opposite Tate when the new season kicks off on Sept. 4 on FOX Sports 1.

Rousey was stunned when she found out she'd be coaching alongside Tate. Tate replaced Cat Zingano as coach after Zingano underwent knee surgery that prevented her from coaching.

"At first I thought they were replacing me with her. It's a long story, but that's what my first impression was. Then when I found out that Cat was injured and Miesha was there instead, I was so relieved. I didn't mind the news, because my first impression was so much worse. I didn't care at all," Rousey recalled.

She also spoke about her rivalry with Caraway and Tate's comments that Rousey has a crush on him. Rousey didn't hold anything back when speaking on Caraway.

"I say that any girl that's with a man that has braces has any reason to be cranky. I understand why she's cranky. He's not anyone's type."

Finally, the big news last week was that Rousey was cast in the upcoming movie "The Expendables 3", starring Sylvester Stallone.

"It's true, and I think it's (filming) gonna be August, October," she said. "I'm gonna be able to train the whole time, and they've been accomodating to me to be able to bring anyone I want and to make it as seamless as possible. I'm pretty excited about it. I like to be challenged.

"I want people to have reasons to doubt me. I want more people to prove wrong. I'm down to challenge myself."

Rousey will meet Tate on Dec. 28 at UFC 168 following the conclusion of "The Ultimate Fighter".