Arianny Celeste: I don't like the way Ronda Rousey carries herself

Esther Lin MMA Fighting

UFC Octagon girl Arianny Celeste has some sharp words for women's Bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey.

Add Arianny Celeste to the list of people who think UFC women's Bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey is a total heel. Celeste, the long-time alpha of the Octagon girl pack, was on MMA Junkie Radio on Saturday just hours before Rousey's UFC 170 title tilt with Sara McMann. Arianny didn't pull any punches when it comes to Rousey:

"I don't really like the way she carries herself. I don't think she's a good role model for women. I think that women should empower each other and give each other a little pat on the back.

"I've personally been talked about by her, and I don't even know her. I've met her twice. She said a couple things in her Maxim interview. A lot of people pointed it out to me, but I didn't really acknowledge it.

"She's paving the way for women's MMA, and I've made being a UFC Octagon Girl into a career. She should definitely recognize that and be nice."

Here's what Rousey said to Maxim that might not have sat well with Arianny:

Congrats on making Maxim's Hot 100! As someone who's so competitive, do you feel there are any women who outranked you who don't deserve it?

It would have been really funny if I'd beaten [UFC Octagon Girl] Arianny Celeste, because that would be like a triathlete coming along and beating the runners in a marathon. Like, "Ha-ha, it's your job to show your titties-I do that better than you!" Maybe next year. She's only getting older, and I'm reaching my prime.

Or maybe it was this gem from a 2012 Sherdog interview Rousey did:

"There's a reason why the ring girls aren't asked to star in movies, and it's because they're pretty but talentless."

Ouch! Can't we all just get along?

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