Ronda Rousey was recently interviewed by UFC’s Megan Olivi and discussed if WrestleMania 35 was her biggest career moment. The former RAW Women’s Champion – along with Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair – etched their names in the history books when they headlined WrestleMania at Metlife Stadium just over a month ago.
Rousey told Olivi that although WrestleMania was a pivotal moment in her career, it still doesn’t compare to her first UFC fight against Liz Carmouche.
Quotes below transcribed by Wrestling Inc.
“Yeah, [WrestleMania 35] felt big,” Rousey said. “I think it just has to do with the time and the perspective. Me and Liz Carmouche felt bigger to me. Even though it was years ago and not as many people watched, it was at the Honda Center which holds maybe 16k-20k compared to WrestleMania where it was in front of maybe 80k people and millions watching. I just felt me and Carmouche was the most pivotal moment had to happen that way or women’s MMA would have ended before it started. “
“With WrestleMania it just felt like all the stars were aligned and the whole universe was conspiring for us to succeed and there was not a single doubt in my mind that we would. For Carmouche, there were so many outside factors: the numbers had to do well, I had to win the match, but I had to win the match in an exciting way, and there were so many other factors I had to worry about.”
The fight between Rousey and Carmouche was the first-ever women’s UFC fight, so Rousey is no stranger to making history. Although, she is signed to a multi-year contract with WWE, her return to the ring is unknown. She is currently on a self proclaimed “impregnation vacation” with husband Travis Browne.
The entire video is available at UFC.com.
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