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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 06-30-2014, 02:49 PM Thread Starter
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Female BJJ Champions respond to Ronda Rousey: 'Talk is cheap when you never show up'

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Ronda Rousey claimed she can beat any BJJ females regardless of weight class, now several of these jiujitsu champions respond and want to take her up on that challenge.

UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey made headlines this past week when she made a bold claim about female jiujitsu competitors. While talking about how she feels Judo-based fighters don't get enough respect, Rousey also made the following claim, "I still think that I can beat any BJJ girl in the world, any weight division, gi or no gi, black belt all the way, in any rule set that they want."

These statements have sparked up a lot of discussion, and several female BJJ competitors want to take her up on her claims. Nine jiujitsu champs spoke to Gracie Mag about Rousey's statements, and here are a select few:



Michelle Nicolini, Seven-time world champion: "She was quite disrespectful. Not even the best Jiu-Jitsu competitors would say something like that. No one is unbeatable. I would fight her and would do my best to represent all women in Jiu-Jitsu that felt bothered with her comment. If she is that good, she should register for the Worlds. Talk is cheap when you never show up."

Beatriz Mesquita, 2014 lightweight and Absolute world champion: "First of all she is dead wrong. I don’t think she can beat any of the current black belt world champions. The skill level is so high and all she knows is that armlock. She is a great judo fighter, but in a Jiu-Jitsu match all you have to do is pull guard and her judo is done. I’d love to be in a fight with her. Maybe the people at Metamoris would like to promote a match like that. Jiu-Jitsu is much more than an armlock. It’s a lifestyle."

Gabi Garcia, Eight-time world champion: "I rather believe she didn’t know what she was saying. It’s not possible for someone to display such a lack of humbleness. She disrespected Jiu-Jitsu as a whole. The first quality of a champion is to be humble and to respect others. As my Professior Fabio Gurgel said, I’m ready and at her disposal to fight her under any rules, with or without gi."

Hannette Staack, Seven-time world champion: "Personally, I think Ronda has no idea of what she is talking about. I’m sure she would think twice before accepting any challenge from a BJJ champion. I would love to have the chance to change the way she thinks about us. I’m sure she says that to get people’s attention, once not even the fight against Cris Cyborg she agreed to. I would fight her under Jiu-Jitsu rules or even Metamoris rules. Judo is a wonderful sport that has all my respect, but when you are a specialist in something, like we are in Jiu-Jitsu, things get a lot more complicated. I don’t doubt she would be a very tough opponent, but that’s our field and we demand respect."

Janni Larsson, 2014 heavyweight world champion: "I am sure that Rousey can beat a lot of good Jiu-Jitsu players. I am not sure if she can beat the women in the bigger weight classes in IBJJF. I have a hard time believing that a girl at 60-70 kg can armbar Gabi Garcia, but I am not saying that it is impossible. I do believe that Rousey would do well in IBJJF if she knows/learns the IBJJF rules. If she feels that she needs to prove herself to the world she can start attending IBJJF competitions. I don’t really see the point in doing this though, she is currently the best in her weight class in MMA and she doesn’t have anything to prove. I am not sure how a BJJ-match between her and me would go. I am however confident that she would kick my ass if we met in a MMA fight."


I wouldn't blame the UFC champion for being confident in her abilities, but I can't say I wouldn't be excited about seeing Rousey compete against any one of these champions in Metamoris. Before any of that can happen though, she still has to compete against a BJJ black belt in Alexis Davis at UFC 175 this weekend.
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Female BJJ Champions respond to Ronda Rousey

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UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey made headlines this past week when she made a bold claim about female jiujitsu competitors. While talking about how she feels Judo-based fighters don't get enough respect, Rousey also made the following claim, "I still think that I can beat any BJJ girl in the world, any weight division, gi or no gi, black belt all the way, in any rule set that they want."

These statements have sparked up a lot of discussion, and several female BJJ competitors want to take her up on her claims. Nine jiujitsu champs spoke to Gracie Mag about Rousey's statements, and here are a select few:

Michelle Nicolini, Seven-time world champion: "She was quite disrespectful. Not even the best Jiu-Jitsu competitors would say something like that. No one is unbeatable. I would fight her and would do my best to represent all women in Jiu-Jitsu that felt bothered with her comment. If she is that good, she should register for the Worlds. Talk is cheap when you never show up."

Beatriz Mesquita, 2014 lightweight and Absolute world champion: "First of all she is dead wrong. I donít think she can beat any of the current black belt world champions. The skill level is so high and all she knows is that armlock. She is a great judo fighter, but in a Jiu-Jitsu match all you have to do is pull guard and her judo is done. Iíd love to be in a fight with her. Maybe the people at Metamoris would like to promote a match like that. Jiu-Jitsu is much more than an armlock. Itís a lifestyle."

Gabi Garcia, Eight-time world champion: "I rather believe she didnít know what she was saying. Itís not possible for someone to display such a lack of humbleness. She disrespected Jiu-Jitsu as a whole. The first quality of a champion is to be humble and to respect others. As my Professior Fabio Gurgel said, Iím ready and at her disposal to fight her under any rules, with or without gi."

Hannette Staack, Seven-time world champion: "Personally, I think Ronda has no idea of what she is talking about. Iím sure she would think twice before accepting any challenge from a BJJ champion. I would love to have the chance to change the way she thinks about us. Iím sure she says that to get peopleís attention, once not even the fight against Cris Cyborg she agreed to. I would fight her under Jiu-Jitsu rules or even Metamoris rules. Judo is a wonderful sport that has all my respect, but when you are a specialist in something, like we are in Jiu-Jitsu, things get a lot more complicated. I donít doubt she would be a very tough opponent, but thatís our field and we demand respect."

Janni Larsson, 2014 heavyweight world champion: "I am sure that Rousey can beat a lot of good Jiu-Jitsu players. I am not sure if she can beat the women in the bigger weight classes in IBJJF. I have a hard time believing that a girl at 60-70 kg can armbar Gabi Garcia, but I am not saying that it is impossible. I do believe that Rousey would do well in IBJJF if she knows/learns the IBJJF rules. If she feels that she needs to prove herself to the world she can start attending IBJJF competitions. I donít really see the point in doing this though, she is currently the best in her weight class in MMA and she doesnít have anything to prove. I am not sure how a BJJ-match between her and me would go. I am however confident that she would kick my ass if we met in a MMA fight."

I wouldn't blame the UFC champion for being confident in her abilities, but I can't say I wouldn't be excited about seeing Rousey compete against any one of these champions in Metamoris. Before any of that can happen though, she still has to compete against a BJJ black belt in Alexis Davis at UFC 175 this weekend.
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Ronda would be killed in anyone of those matchups. I don't think she meant it. If she did she's a stupid champion. But you can deffinetly see what was going on. She was too emotional about women mma Judu practitioners.

I personally wouldn't want to see any of those bjj fights. Because their not pretty enough
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I actually just met Ronda last week in a hotel lobby (totally random). I must say, she was cool as ****. She was telling me about her camp and she was headed to a pool workout. I told her I didn't want to hold her up. She said I wasn' and, that she loved talking to fans. She talked to me for another 5 minutes.

I was a little star struck and didn't think to ask for a picture. She could have been hitting on me and I wouldn't have realized it.

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Not sure what would. happen as I dont watch much womens bjj. But I think Ronda would show well. Techniwue vs technique is one thing. But she is an ultra competitor and Olympic athlete. That goes a long way. Not sure about facing women champs weight classes bigger. But Ronda is stronger than most her size.

People think Sonnen will hold his own vs Galvao but Ronda would get eaten alive in the same situation? I dont.
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I actually just met Ronda last week in a hotel lobby (totally random). I must say, she was cool as ****. She was telling me about her camp and she was headed to a pool workout. I told her I didn't want to hold her up. She said I wasn' and, that she loved talking to fans. She talked to me for another 5 minutes.

I was a little star struck and didn't think to ask for a picture. She could have been hitting on me and I wouldn't have realized it.
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I actually just met Ronda last week in a hotel lobby (totally random). I must say, she was cool as ****. She was telling me about her camp and she was headed to a pool workout. I told her I didn't want to hold her up. She said I wasn' and, that she loved talking to fans. She talked to me for another 5 minutes.

I was a little star struck and didn't think to ask for a picture. She could have been hitting on me and I wouldn't have realized it.
How did you not ask to go to the pool workout with her?

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I actually just met Ronda last week in a hotel lobby (totally random). I must say, she was cool as ****. She was telling me about her camp and she was headed to a pool workout. I told her I didn't want to hold her up. She said I wasn' and, that she loved talking to fans. She talked to me for another 5 minutes.

I was a little star struck and didn't think to ask for a picture. She could have been hitting on me and I wouldn't have realized it.
You were spouse to say. Rowdy I'm you're pool workout.
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12-year old boy.

Why do people like you always come out with this same boring stock phrase, can't you think of anything else?


Seen any 12 yr old boys who look like this?



I mean... not only is she hot, but look at her fukin shoulders, i don't remember many 12 yr olds looking like that when i was a school.

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