Ronda Rousey, the reigning women's bantamweight champion in Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighting, is generally known as the toughest female fighter the Octagon has ever produced. The undisputed queen of the UFC has not backed down from any challenges and has fought every contender thrown her way, including fighting mere months between consecutive title defenses or disregarding home court advantage usually afforded to the current champion.
But in a recent interview, the 28-year-old queen of the UFC revealed some fears of her own, particularly, wardrobe malfunctions in the Octagon. Rousey is worried that such an embarrassing moment will be captured on high-definition video, only raising her anxiety.
During an exclusive interview with Rolling Stone’s Erik Hedegaard, the cast member of the upcoming “Entourage” movie gamely shared her brush with a “nip slip” incident during a title defense against Liz Carmouche in 2013. Rousey described how she quickly averted the potential embarrassment by getting Carmouche off her back after her sports bra went out of place. She added that her opponent helped foil the embarrassing display when Carmouche kicked her in the chest and re-arranged her dislodged apparel, a gesture that she gladly would have replicated had they switched places.
“At one point, I was perilously close to showing everyone my nipples, so the second I got her off my back, my mind shifted to 'Cover yourself up, girl!' And when Liz saw that, she kicked me right in the chest -- which she was entirely right to do. I would have done it if I was her,” Rousey told Rolling Stone.
But despite her wardrobe worries, “Rowdy” has never been shy in front of the camera, having appeared on the covers of several sports magazines, such as the 2015 swimsuit edition of Sports Illustrated. She has also appeared in a couple of movies, including last year’s “Expendables 3” and in this year's latest installment of “Fast & Furious,” in which she memorably fights opposite actress Michelle Rodriguez. Apart from these, she has just released her biography entitled “My Fight/Your Fight,” which has shed some light to the rise of one of the sports' most recognizable names.
Despite her full schedule, the current women’s bantamweight champion does not let up in her preparation for her next title defense against Brazilian contender Bethe Correia, which will be held Aug. 1 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Watch below how Rousey is able to emit her fighting bravado and at the same time celebrate her femininity in a behind-the-scenes clip of her photo shoot with Sports Illustrated:
(YouTube/Sports Illustrated Swimsuit)