Undefeated MMA fighter and Strikeforce women’s champion Ronda Rousey is never one to not speak her mind. The two-time Olympian and bronze medal winner in judo, recently talked with Elie Seckbach about her experiences in Beijing and hanging out with her fellow American Olympic teammates -- with the exception of
Rousey was asked if there was an Olympian that wasn't nice, but their image is that of a nice person. Rousey said without hesitation, "Michael Phelps kind of annoyed me."
She tells a story about the American team mingling together at a club in Beijing, including
Rousey felt snubbed by Phelps. "We're your teammates. We're not a bunch of groupies. Come hang out with us," she said.
She said the same thing happened on “The
You could still hear the frustration in her voice four years later. Rousey said, "I don't like being somebody's teammate and being treated like I'm a groupie. I didn't even want to go out of my way to say hello to that guy. Get over yourself. All you do is swim. If someone slapped you every time you jumped in the pool, I might have a little respect, but I was a swimmer [a junior Olympian] before I did this stuff."