Have you ever wondered what it must be like behind-the-scenes of a staredown for a fight promo? Surely the tension must be insurmountable, with members of each fighter’s crew present on set to separate the two between each take. Well, if the latest Showtime episode of All Access: Ronda Rousey is any indication, the fighters actually choose to discuss how bad they smell to one another, all the while trying to remain serious while the camera is rolling.
Challenger Sarah Kaufman is the first to break the ice, declaring that her “left armpit smells,” whereas Ronda admits that she probably smells “like leprosy” as a result of her catsuit-clad antics she participated in just moments before. We know, we know, you all just went from six to midnight.
Anyway, so begins the second episode of All Access, which delves further into the training strategies of both the champion and the challenger. Where Rousey is content to hit the pads with Richard Perez in between sessions at Team Cesar Gracie, Kaufman prefers to just bang on the drum kit a little and punch bitches in the face. An interesting, if not unorthodox strategy.
And things get really interesting around the six-minute mark, where Ronda receives the first copies of her ESPN “The Body” Issue. Even she seems impressed by her own hotness, as well as the fact that ESPN showed far more butt than she expected (Author’s note: Thanks guys, it’s good to know all those “incentives” we sent you were not in vain.)
Ronda immediately shows the magazine to her mother for approval, who in turn crushes the hopes and dreams of millions of Americans by asking “So this is the most naked you’re going to get, right?” Ronda agrees, but when watching the behind-the-scenes video of her shoot on Youtube, finds that if you pause it at just the right moment, you can totally see a boob in there. Her reaction is less than ecstatic. Seriously, she breaks into tears on multiple occasions, with only a text from Dana White being able to talk her off the ledge.
All Access also takes a look back at Kaufman’s brief, yet terrifying reign as the bantamweight champion, which was highlighted by a vicious third round KO via slam of Roxanne Modafferi, and much, much, more, so check out the episode below and let us know what you think.
Rousey vs. Kaufman goes down in just two days, people, so who you got?