It’s probably not good to be on Ronda Rousey’s bad side. Look at how much she fucks up Turtle in the Entourage trailer. She knows how to kick ass and will do it with bad girl swagger all day.
Rousey is not a fan of Arianny Celeste, the super famous, super hot Octagon girl/model who we occasionally post about here at BroBible. As Uproxx points out, Rousey threw shade at Celeste when she made their Hot 100 list in 2013, bragging:
“It would have been really funny if I’d beaten Arianny Celeste. Like, ‘Ha-ha, it’s your job to show your tits and I do that better than you!’ Maybe next year. She’s only getting older, and I’m reaching my prime.”
That was two years ago, but you can understand why they probably don’t like each other. So Celeste put Rousey on blast during an interview with MMA Junkie:
“I’m tired of the bullying, and I’m not going to let it happen to me or any of the other Octagon Girls. … It blows my mind that someone who doesn’t even know me continuously picks on me. … I see her as a big bully.”
Which Rousey then fired shots right back in Celeste’s face. Via MMA Junkie:
“What did I say that I was a bully? I said that the fighters should get paid more than the ring girls. That doesn’t make me a bully, that makes me f*cking right.
“I’m sorry, but she wouldn’t have a job if it wasn’t for the fighters. She wouldn’t. Do you think her walking in circles around the two guys or two girls out there like, fighting for their lives is worth more? You think she works harder than they do? I didn’t say that she needed a pay cut. I said either the ring card girls are paid too much or the fighters aren’t paid enough.”
“For her to take that personally – you know what would have been the best thing for her to say? [Valley Girl Voice] ‘Oh my god! You know? These fighters work so hard. And I wouldn’t have a job if it wasn’t for them and I just admire them so much. Yeah, I definitely think that they should get paid more than anybody in the arena tonight.’
“There you go, a PR lesson for her.”
And then she goes there by throwing out a Hooters Girl reference:
“I got a lot of respect for Brittney Palmer. She went and became a ring card girl to pay her way through art school and become a renowned artist,” Rousey said. “And her being ring card girl helps her promote her art. If you’re working at Hooters because you’re trying to pay your way through medical school, then f*ckin’ work it girl. I respect the hustle. But don’t think you’re hot sh*t just because you work at Hooters. Use it to further yourself in life; don’t think that you’re awesome just because you do that. I’m sorry, but I’m not impressed with the job in itself.”
Damn. Rousey just KO’d, like, Celeste’s entire existence. That’s brutal. She has valid points, though definitely looks like the bully here. Rather than lobbing shots at Celeste for doing her job, shouldn’t Rousey’s ire be directed at UFC for even using ring girls in the first place?
Personally, I hope UFC takes a play from the Vince McMahon playbook and capitalizes on a Ronda Rousey vs. Arianny Celeste beef war. I’ve been waiting for MMA to get a little bit more like the WWE.