Any takers? Ronda Rousey says she can beat any girl in BJJ today

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Ronda Rousey fights Liz Carmouche during their UFC Bantamweight Title bout at Honda Center on February 23, 2013 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Ronda Rousey fights Liz Carmouche during their UFC Bantamweight Title bout at Honda Center on February 23, 2013 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Ronda Rousey is getting ready to defend her UFC bantamweight belt once again.

The challenger this time is Alexis Davis, a Jiu-Jitsu black belt.

This prompted the champion to get a little bold in a recent interview for the Great MMA Debate podcast.

Rousey said: “One thing I couldn’t stand when I was only coming into MMA from judo is all this people saying that the Jiu-Jitsu people would beat the judo fighters on the ground. It was such a stereotype. I still think that I can beat any BJJ girl in the world, gi or no gi, any weight division, black belt all the way in any rule setting.”

Ronda explained her statement: “People think that most judo fighters have no ground skills, but the truth is that we have so little time to get a submission on the ground that it takes so much more skill to do it. I remember olympic bronze medalist from Brazil, Flavio Canto, who was said to have one of the best ground games in judo. I felt that he could win a world championship in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. I feel that judo fighters that are good on the ground never really got the respect they deserved.”

Rousey returned to the topic of her next fight: “Fighting Alexis, the kind of person that people always said would beat me easily on the ground, will be great to prove a point.”

Ronda Rousey faces Alexis Davies in the co-main event of UFC 175, next July 5, in Las Vegas.

 

 

 

 

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