UFC women's Bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey opened up on a Facebook chat sponsored by Metro PCS last week and MMA Weekly took the time to transcribe some of her comments about the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter.
Here are some highlights.
On coaching TUF:
"It's a lot more work than I thought it would be, and it's a lot more emotionally taxing than I thought it would be. You care a lot about these kids. I just felt like any kind of heartbreak or triumph, whatever they're going through, I share in it. It's exhausting going through that over and over and over with every competitor. You're just so emotionally invested in every person that it really takes a lot out of you."
On the co-ed season:
"Surprisingly, it is much more professional than you would have thought. I wouldn't say it's an overly sexual season, but I think it's a much more emotional one," she said. "So far, it's tiring, and it's every day. It's been a very exciting season, but it has also been very taxing on everybody. So I think we're all going to be very happy to get home, but I'm sure all the fans will be very happy with the result."
Rousey will be coaching TUF opposite Miesha Tate and the two will face-off with Rousey's title on the line following the season.