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Reason for Ronda Rousey's Non-Handshake

I just read a fascinating article in which Ronda gives us an insight on her side of the rivalry with Miesha Tate and Bryan Caraway and her experience inside the TUF house.

Ronda Rousey on her experience in the TUF house

One of the things she mentions is the whole behind the scene drama with Chris Beal's fight. She also mentions it on The Jim Rome Show

UFC Champion Ronda Rousey on the Jim Rome show

She said "The ‘Ultimate Fighter’ producers told me to stop mentioning this because they weren’t going to play it, and I said I was going to find a way to get this out and I don’t ... forget [anything]. Right as Chris Beal is warming up, he just finished warming up, Dana White walks into the locker room and says, ‘You’re signed under this and this promotion?’ And he was like, ‘What? No, my contract ran out.’ ‘Well, they’re calling right now and they’re saying if you fight they’re gonna sue us’ So Chris had an old contract which he thought he had spent enough time out of fights and there was a loophole in his contract and he got out, but the other promoters called. This is a close-circuit television show. There’s no way that that promoter should have known that Chris was fighting at that moment. Who would stand to benefit? Really? So they took my No. 1 pick kid, when he had a broken hand, not only did he have a broken hand and they put him up to fight, but then they went and called his old promoter and told them exactly when he was fighting and told them exactly the perfect time to call and [mess] with that kid the most? This is a kid who, like, beat cancer and has a little boy to raise. Why can’t you just let them go out there and have like the two best kids win? It was already [bad] they picked him just because of his injury. We would never do that. But the fact they would go out of their way to [mess] with him like that? That’s just beyond forgivable to me. It really, really is. They think I’m a bad sports person? Every single time after a fight, I shook the hand of the kid who won. The fights we lost, I shook the hand of the kid who won, I shook the hand of every other coach on their team and I flicked those little ... off in the face, because if you’re gonna ... do that [stuff] behind my back, I’m not gonna smile in your face and shake your hand. I’m not that type of person. But on the show, they just show me flicking them off. They don’t show me giving hugs and congratulations to everybody else."

well her mother Dr AnnMaria De Mars doesn't seem to have a problem with Ronda refusing to shake miesha's hand

Dr. De Mars blog

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