Ronda Rousey is pretty open with the media. You'd have a hard time finding someone in the UFC that spends more time speaking to outlets than the women's bantamweight champion. But there is a line in the sand when it comes to how open she is, and her personal relationships appear to be over that line.
Last week, Rousey participated in a conference call promoting her UFC 193 bout with Holly Holm in Australia. But when a reporter asked about her relationship with UFC heavyweight Travis Browne, she was abruptly disconnected. Much was made of this in the media, partially due to allegations of domestic violence leveled at Browne by his former partner earlier this year.
When asked about it again on Thursday in front of media, Ronda quickly replied "next question" before the inquiry had even been completed. Later on though, he was a little more open to discussing the situation surrounding her personal space (via MMA Junkie):
"I think that my private life is private, and I share a lot and give a lot. Sometimes it’s like I’m playing the ‘give a mouse a cookie’ game, where it’s like I’m trying to share and try to be open, but I also want to keep a few things to myself in secret.
"I would feel uncomfortable asking them about that. That’s a stranger. I don’t know you. I would feel uncomfortable asking you about that – why would you feel comfortable asking me about that?"
She also offered an explanation for the disconnection from the conference call.
"My phone died."
Rousey and Holm meet in the UFC 193 headliner tomorrow night in Etihad Stadium in Melbourne.