Ronda Rousey Blasts ‘Mama’s Basement’ Reporter
During a UFC 184 media conference call UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey put one reporter on blast.
“You even asking the question, it really proves that there ain’t equality for women yet. If they put up a men’s 125-pound main and co-main event, people wouldn’t be asking the question, ‘Oh, if this doesn’t sell very well, we might just get rid of the whole men’s division.’ Why are we still even asking this question? Do you remember the last time you asked that question to a guy?
“You know what, lighter divisions are a turn off for some people, but you don’t ask them about that. Like, ‘Oh, don’t people just want to see heavyweights?’ Your kind of opinion is the thing that we’re trying to change. You are what we need to change about this culture.”
“That’s the difference between a journalist and a mama’s basement blogger. It’s not trying to get any actual information and report the news, it’s just trying to get a rise out of people, which is really unprofessional.
“I know what a journalist is supposed to look like and supposed to behave and that guy wasn’t it. But whatever. Not everybody can be good at their job.”