Roddy Piper Tells Story Of Ronda Rousey Asking Permission To Use “Rowdy” Nickname

5

During the latest edition of “Rowdy” Roddy Piper’s “Piper’s Pit” podcast, the WWE Hall Of Famer told a story about the time Ronda Rousey called him and asked his permission to use the “Rowdy” nickname.

While talking to UFC founder Art Davie on the latest edition of his weekly PodcastOne.com show, “The Hot Rod” spoke about his respect and admiration for the face of Women’s MMA, revealing the details of a phone call the two once had where she revealed her intentions to use the “Rowdy” name.

“She did. She called me and asked permission,” said Piper. “She was so sweet. She said, ‘I promise I won’t let you down. I’ll keep the name in the esteem that it’s supposed to be.'”

Piper continued, “And then she put on a little “Hot Rod” t-shirt and kind of a little kilt, dress kind of thing and took some publicity pictures.”

Piper went on to call Rousey one of the biggest stars in the sport today and also talked about how they have “Judo” Gene LeBell in common as a mentor.

“Rowdy” Ronda makes the next defense of her UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship against Cat Zingano in the co-main event of UFC 184, which takes place on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

Talk about this on our official FACEBOOK page, or on our official TWITTER page. You can also talk about it in our popular FORUMS.

Latest MMA News

Volkan Oezdemirvideo

Volkan Oezdemir: ‘All I Have to do is Impose my Right Hand’

For Volkan Oezdemir, sometimes it's as simple as connecting. That was the case yesterday (May 28) inside the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Sweden. Oezdemir took...
Cat Zingano

Cat Zingano on Cris Cyborg Punching Angela Magana: ‘I Was Not Surprised’

Cat Zingano wasn't shocked to hear of Cris Cyborg popping Angela Magana in the mouth during the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Fighter Retreat. Zingano also...
Roxanne Modafferi

Roxanne Modafferi on TUF Season 26: ‘I Think I’ll Have an Advantage’

Roxanne Modafferi believes she has an edge over other competitors on The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) season 26. Modafferi is coming off a third-round TKO victory...
UFC Reebok

UFC Fight Night 109 Reebok Payouts: Unlikely Fighter Tops List With $15,000

UFC Fight Night 109 is in the books and now it's time for Reebok to ante up. Yesterday (May 28), the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm,...
UFC 212 Countdownvideo

Video: Watch The Full Episode of UFC 212 Countdown

UFC 212 is almost here and the countdown show has arrived. On June 3, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil will be treated to an event live...
UFC 212 Embeddedvideo

UFC 212 Embedded (Ep. 1): ‘Everybody Laughed at me & Now I am Part...

Episode one of UFC 212 Embedded is here. On the first episode, Karolina Kowalkiewicz works on her wrestling in Brazil. She claims to have a...
Alexander Gustafsson

Alexander Gustafsson: ‘Jon Jones is The Biggest Enemy, I Don’t Like Him’

Alexander Gustafsson is no fan of Jon Jones as a person. Yesterday (May 28), "The Mauler" turned in a stellar performance against Glover Teixeira inside...
Alexander Gustafsson

Alexander Gustafsson Discusses His Big Win, And Marriage Proposal, After UFC Stockholm

Earning a round of applause from the assembled media in Stockholm, Sweden, Alexander Gustafsson took time out after his UFC Fight Night 109 victory...
UFC Fight Night 109

UFC Fight Night 109 Bonuses: Main Event Awarded ‘Fight of The Night’

UFC Fight Night 109 is history and the bonuses have been revealed. Earlier today (May 28), Alexander Gustafsson and Glover Teixeira headlined the event inside...
Alexander Gustafsson

Alexander Gustafsson Sleeps Glover Teixeira After Five-Round Striking Clinic

In the main event of UFC Fight Night 109 from Stockholm, Sweden, native son and No. 1-ranked UFC light heavyweight contender Alexander Gustafsson meets...