UFC's Ronda Rousey Has 'As Much Sex As Possible' To Prepare For A Fight

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Ronda Rousey is an Olympic medalist and a very successful MMA fighter. She was the first female fighter signed by the UFC and will be making her debut headlining UFC 157 in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday. Reuters

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."

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