I was listening to a radio interview with Ronda, and she said this about herself:
Ever since Ronda blew up in the online mma community I've heard this same thought expressed regularly, which is how smart Ronda is because she knows how to market herself and get people interested in her fights etc.
I'm a huge Ronda fan, but this is a pretty silly thing to say. Two things:
1) Knowing that talking shit gets you attention does not mean you're smart. Even babies understand how to get attention. Children will throw fits and break shit if they want more attention. It's something everyone knows. Being aware of this and acting on it doesn't mean you're smart.
2) When women talk shit to each other on real housewives of jersey shore or whatever reality tv show, we look and call them attention whores and drama queens. When people do it in mma, we call them smart?
This isn't an intelligence issue, it's just Ronda being more willing to be polarizing than the other woman.
One thing I do like about Ronda is that she actually thinks about her answers and comes up with her own opinions, detached from group think. That at least suggests she's smart and it certainly makes her interesting.
Check out the big brains on Ronda.
-----------------Original at my blog here. Hugs and kisses to Ronda.