Video: Ronda Rousey: “I’m The Highest Paid Fighter In The UFC”


There’s no doubt at this point that Ronda Rousey is the biggest star in the UFC, and the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion revealed during her appearance on “The Ellen Show” this week that she is compensated as such.

Rousey noted during her appearance on the weekly morning program that she is the highest paid fighter currently in the UFC.

“I’m the highest paid fighter in the UFC,” Rousey said. “It’s pretty cool. It’s fun to say.”

“Rowdy” Ronda also spoke about an emotional pre-fight ritual she has before every fight inside the Octagon.

“I’m the biggest crier. Especially fight week when I’m about to fight, I’m the most emotional,” Rousey said. “Like my last fight, I totally cried the day before that. You’re so amped up and it’s every emotion you could possibly have happens that week. It’s like the most stress, the most anxiety, the most pressure possible and then it’s the happiest you could possibly be.”

Rousey continued, “It’s all these things and sometimes you can’t hold it in. It’s got to leak out of somewhere like your eyes.”

The well-paid Rousey returns to the Octagon to defend her UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship against undefeated contender and former multiple-time women’s boxing champion Holly Holm in the main event of UFC 193 on November 15, 2015 at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.


Latest MMA News

Jorge Masvidal

Jorge Masvidal is Tired of ‘Cowardness’ Especially From Michael Bisping

Jorge Masvidal is taking aim at Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight title holder Michael Bisping. Masvidal is well aware of the state of the UFC...
Gokhan Saki

UFC Announces Signing of Former Glory Champion Gokhan Saki

In a surprising move, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has signed Gokhan Saki. Saki is known in the combat sports world for being an elite...
Brian Kelleher

Brian Kelleher on Iuri Alcantara Bout: ‘I’m Going in There to Take His Spot’

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) newcomer Brian Kelleher isn't afraid of getting in the trenches right away. Kelleher is set to make his UFC debut inside...
Jimi Manuwa

Jimi Manuwa: ‘I Don’t Buy Into Any of That Trash Talking & Sh*t’

Jimi Manuwa isn't interested in laying down some World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) style trash talking. Manuwa isn't exactly a target when it comes to verbal...
John Lineker

John Lineker: ‘I Don’t Think About Dropping to Flyweight Anymore’

Don't expect John Lineker to return to the flyweight division. There was a time when Lineker was tearing through the Ultimate Fighting Championship's (UFC) flyweight...
Angela Lee

Angela Lee: ‘Keeping The Belt is a Lot Harder Than Winning it’

ONE Championship atomweight title holder Angela Lee knows the difficulties of being at the top of the mountain. At the age of 20, Lee has...

The Ultimate Fighter 25: Redemption Recap

Ramsey Nijem fought his way out of two deep submission attempts by Julian Lane to advance Wednesday night on The Ultimate Fighter 25: Redemption. Nijem...
Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson Says His Mindset During Fights is ‘Murderous Type Sh*t’

Michael Johnson doesn't have too many happy thoughts when he steps inside the Octagon. "The Menace" will compete against Justin Gaethje inside the T-Mobile Arena...

Gegard Mousasi: UFC Contract Offer ‘Not Good’

Gegard Mousasi was very blunt while appearing on UFC Tonight Wednesday when asked about his contract talks with the promotion. "It's not good," Mousasi said....
Conor McGregor

Dana White Says Conor McGregor May Cash in & Walk Away if he Fights...

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White wouldn't be surprised if Conor McGregor never gets back inside the Octagon. McGregor is the reigning Ultimate Fighting...