Say goodbye to all the nicey-nicey nonsense between Ronda Rousey and Holly Holm leading into UFC 193, it’s almost fight time. Actually, the two nearly fought during Friday’s weigh-ins.
After hitting 134 pounds, Holm was waiting for the reigning UFC bantamweight champion to tip the scale. After Rousey clocked 134 pounds, she immediately rushed Holm, who was setting her drink down and was totally unprepared for the encounter.
Rousey put her left fist on the far outside, where Holm typically likes to put her right hand during face-offs. Their two arms got tangled and the ladies had to be separated by UFC president Dana White. Rousey was fired up, barking at Holm the entire time.
“I just wanted to get in her face and show her that I was there for a reason,” Rousey stated after the incident. “She’s the one that put her fist on my face. I didn’t touch her. She’s the one that touched me and I told her that fake, sweet act … I can see right through it. I really do. It was all fake. All that respect, all that everything, all you being sweet, I see right now that it’s fake and you’re gonna get it on Sunday [Saturday in America].”
Rousey was so emotional during her rant that she was on the verge of tears.
It was an unusual display by Rousey for a weigh-in. She typically takes her sweet time putting her clothes back on after weighing in to make her opponent wait. This time, she just charged Holm straight from the scale.
Rousey is currently a whopping 20-1 odds-on favorite to wax Holm tomorrow at UFC 193, so like Rousey’s last few fights, it isn’t expected to be competitive.
Guess who just padded her pockets with a last-second sales pitch?
UFC 193 takes place inside Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.
Please click the media player below to watch the scuffle (34:06 mark):