||08-01-2012 11:31 PM
Strikeforce Champ Ronda Rousey: “I'd Make Steven Seagal Crap His Pants a Second Time”
If Steven Seagal ever meets Ronda Rousey in a dark alley, he should probably make sure he's carrying a fresh pair of drawers.
During an interview with Spencer Lazara of MMAinterviews.tv, Rousey gave her opinion on the alleged story of Judoka legend Gene LeBell making Seagal soil himself after choking him unconscious.
"Would you ever admit it, A, and B, I mean, obviously the guy's a liar. He told everybody he taught Anderson Silva that kick. I mean, seriously, the guy doesn't have a very good track record," said Rousey.
Rousey is referring to the beautiful front kick Silva used to finish Vitor Belfort in a UFC middleweight title bout back in February 2011.
After the fight, Seagal told Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting.com that he had worked extensively with Silva on perfecting the kick that helped him score one of the most devastating knockouts in UFC history.
Rousey remains skeptical Seagal taught Silva anything. The former Hollywood action star is a black belt in Aikido, a fighting style rarely used in MMA.
"No, [he's not legit]," Rousey said. "He's Aikido. I mean, Aikido's cool, but who in MMA does Aikido? Who has an Aikido background? 'So and so coming to the cage is a world champion with a background in Aikido.' You never heard that once. Have you heard that once? That's for a reason."
"It's because Gene LeBell would destroy Steven Seagal again even as old as they are now. If they had like a super master-master division, Gene would still throw it down, man. I'd still put my money on him to this day."
The alleged incident between LeBell and Seagal supposedly took place on the set of "Out for Justice."
Seagal allegedly stated his Aikido training had made him invulnerable to chokes. LeBell, who was 58 at the time, took Seagal up on his claim and proceeded to choke him unconscious, leaving him in a pile of his own feces.
Due to an alleged gag order placed on LeBell and all witnesses of the incident, no one has come forward to deny or confirm the proposed story.
In an appearance on "The MMA Hour," Seagal denounced the story as nothing more than a bold-faced lie.
As a student of LeBell's, Rousey has been quick to defend her mentor, even if it means challenging Seagal to a fight.
"I don't want to give anyone another quote, alright, I'm going to give you another quote. I would beat the crap out of Steven Seagal," said Rousey.
"I bet I could. Hell yeah, if he says anything bad about Gene to my face, I would be forced to do something. I would have to make him crap his pants a second time."