Ronda Rousey, who will fight Liz Carmouche this Saturday at the Honda Center, appears on the premiere of this month's "Real Sports" on HBO tonight at 10 p.m. PT, talking about her fighting style and being the first women's champion in UFC history.
We will be live blogging Saturday's fight on our Sports Now blog, and Lance Pugmire, who is covering the event for The Times, wrote this about Rousey in December:
"Rousey told of growing up in Santa Monica “as more of a fighter, a tomboy. I cut my hair short, people called me ‘Ronnie.”
"She said a bartending job forced her to first wear makeup.
“The lighting was dim, so I could mess up,” Rousey said of her makeup work. “Being girly now, it’s working.”
"She dropped out of high school as a sophomore, pursuing judo and standing as a bronze medalist at the 2008 Summer Olympics in China.
"Wednesday, she aimed criticism at the Olympic movement and at U.S. judo for depriving athletes of financial support.
“I have a bad-girl thing going on,” Rousey said. “I can screw up and it’s no big thing. I can get caught at a brothel with a bottle of Jack.”
You can see an excerpt from the HBO show in the video above.