6 Times Ronda Rousey Stirred The Pot For No Reason
6. Picking A Fight With GSP
Rousey had a history of giving her honest opinion about Georges St-Pierre ever since her days in Strikeforce. While a claim could be made that some heat stemmed from when he said he had a “hard time” watching female fighters, GSP otherwise tried to stray away from confrontation with Rousey to maintain his clean-cut image. However, it seemed ‘Rowdy’ never missed a chance to sneak in a jab, describing him as “boring” and “bad for the sport.”
In January 2013, the Las Vegas Review Journal asked if she still felt the same way about the UFC Champion. While she could have taken the high-road and simply stated they had contrasting styles, Rousey decided another blow to GSP made no difference: “I think he lucked out a lot that he's Canadian. I love Canadians. They are the coolest, nicest, most patriotic people, and they will support their countrymen no matter what, and I think that's commendable. But if GSP wasn't really good-looking, and really Canadian, he would be really unknown.”
What being “really Canadian” or “really good-looking” had to do with anything might never be known, but when they were her best lines of offense, it was clear that Rousey reached for her shots simply to get a rise from the champ.