A look at Ronda Rousey's win-loss record shows that she's not the most patient fighter, winning 10 of her 11 bouts in the first round.
Outside of the octagon, though, the UFC women's bantamweight champion is as patient as it gets. Over the weekend, Rousey revealed to a throng of reporters that she waited more than a year to fire return shots at undefeated boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr.
When asked about the mixed martial arts phenom last summer, Mayweather claimed to have never heard of Rousey. She never forgot about that and when Rousey edged Mayweather to win Best Fighter award at the ESPYs last Wednesday night (July 15), she returned fire at the boxing legend without any remorse.
"I wonder how Floyd feels being beat by a woman for once," Rousey said on the ESPYs red carpet, referring to Mayweather's domestic violence history. "I'd like to see him pretend to not know who I am now."
Over the weekend, while preparing for her August 1 fight against Bethe Correia at UFC 190, Rousey told reporters that she sat on that insult for more than a year, waiting for just the right time to let it go.
"I know for damn sure he knew who I was," Rousey told reporters, as reported by ESPN. "He was running against me for Best Fighter that year, and he had signed MMA fighters, so his feigned ignorance was meant to really be a snarky remark to me. I don't let those kind of things slide, but I'm also a patient girl. I'm not the kind of chick you make snarky remarks about.
"I waited a whole year to say something," she continued. "And you know what? If I didn't win Best Fighter this year, I would have waited two years or three years."
As an extra zinger to Mayweather, Rousey says her jab at the boxing champ came at the perfect time to hype her own upcoming fight.
"It got a big reaction, and I've got a fight to sell," Rousey said. "So great timing, huh? I'm not dumb."