I was minding my own business this morning, just trying to get through my day at work without making anyone mad at me. The day didn’t seem much unlike most of my others, as it consisted of basically looking at a computer screen and trying to look busy to any occasional onlooker. But then I came across this, and everything changed:
“‘For girls it raises your testosterone, so I try to have as much sex as possible before I fight actually. Not with like everybody, I don’t put out like a Craigslist ads or anything, but if I got a steady I’m going to be like, ‘Yo, fight time’s coming up,” Rousey said.”
I was flabbergasted and unsure how to respond. I was happy, angry, disappointed, and in love. All at the same time! Needless to say, not much got done from that point forward until I left for the day.
You see, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about this today. And no, I don’t mean I spent a lot of time thinking about what Rousey said. I mean I spent a lot of time thinking about my reaction to it. On one hand, Rousey is a former Olympian, and her training methods should definitely be respected (if not emulated) by all interested on-lookers and athletes. On the other hand, it would be too easy/degrading/sexist/pig-like for me to comment about how “hot” this quote is. On a third hand, a throw-away quote like that to Jim Rome probably isn’t worth any attention at all; remember, Chael Sonnen once told Jim Rome that he lied when he said that it wasn’t him who had previously told Rome that Lance Armstrong gave himself cancer when it clear was (got all that?).
But after looking at all three of those hands, my final reaction is still…
P.S. I don’t even care if Rousey was just saying stuff for attention/marketing purposes. Or even if she was just kidding. Hell, I don’t even care if she didn’t even realize what she was saying and didn’t mean it.
P.P.S. I love that Rousey refers to a boyfriend as “a steady.” I can’t wait to see how quickly my girlfriend leaves the room when I call her that tonight.