Ronda Rousey, the first woman signed by the Ultimate Fighting Championship, or UFC, organization, explained that plenty of sex is what she needs to get ready for a fight.
"For girls, it raises your testosterone, so I try to have as much sex as possible before I fight," Rousey candidly revealed on the "Jim Rome on Showtime" television show Wednesday night.
"Not with like everybody," Rousey continued with a giggle. “I don't put out Craigslist ads or anything. But if I've got a steady, I'm going to be like, 'Yo, fight time's coming up.'"
Rousey didn’t randomly bring up the topic of sex: When the mixed-martial-arts, or MMA, star was questioned about how boxers typically abstain from sex before fights, she gave her contrary answer.
The 25-year-old Rousey is an American Olympian who won a bronze medal in judo at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. She is currently 6-0 in MMA professional bouts, with all of her fights ending in the first round with armbar submissions.
Even though Rousey recently won the Strikeforce 135-pound title, she signed with UFC to help introduce and promote a women’s division under its auspices.
Both Strikeforce and UFC are units of Zuffa LLC.
Sex wasn’t the only thing Rousey talked about in her recent interview: She also talked about fighting with guys.
"I got in a fight with a couple of guys at the end of 2007 in a movie theatre," Rousey said. "It was four couples, so four guys and one girl tried to get into it. And I had two friends with me. But I was only really handling two guys by myself. They sued me for assault because it didn't really go too well for them. I guess if you lose a fight in Santa Monica, [Calif.,] the next option is to sue. Everyone in the theater was cheering for me. I was thinking I might have a future in this. It was before the whole MMA thing."