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Rousey on IJF ban: “I’m glad I don’t have to deal with these bastards anymore”

Ronda Rousey Press Conference

The Tweet below was Ronda Rousey’s reaction to the news that the International Judo Federation was prohibiting judo ranked athletes to compete in other grappling events.

A Olympic medalist in judo in the 2008 Beijing games, Rousey had harsh words towards the governing body of her former sport.

On an interview with Bloody Elbow, she was blunt: “The Olympics didn’t give a damn about me after I was done. And I gotta do what I gotta do to make a living. If I gotta pose for some magazines…I’m not gonna show my nipples or asshole or anything like that but if I gotta walk around at the beach in a bikini, why not let someone take a picture of me and put it in a magazine? (…) And that’s why I’m like screw everyone’s idea of ‘oh what sports are supposed to be like’. I did what sports were supposed to be like, and I was living in my car. So you know what, fine. I’m gonna talk a bunch of shit. I’m gonna pose in a couple of pictures. And I’m gonna break a couple of girl’s arms, and I’m not gonna feel the least bit sorry about it because you know what? At least I can feed my dog.”

 

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