MMA fans are a fickle breed.Two parts antagonism, and the rest, a goulash of devil's advocating and cynicism.
Ronda Rousey is a bitch, plain and simple. Despite her being a bitch, she is also an Olympic caliber judoka.
When people make excuses for her behavior, it disappoints me greatly. Tate replacing Zingano may have been a genuine surprise, and clever editing worked against her, this most recent season of TUF. And her negative body language and general unpleasantness made for such reality-television-worthy reality television, the ghosts of John Henson's Talk Soup belt out trumpet fanfare with each mottled soundbite or blurred middle finger. Ronda has attributed her behavior, after the fact, to an attempt to garner attention for the women's 135lb division She she has not so subtly hinted at leaving in the few years.
It's simple, any one who is a martial artist, should aspire to more, personality and attitude wise. Any one who is a martial artist and believes the contrary, probably didn't have the best example to follow in an instructor. She's already proven to be an excellent(sarcasm) role model for Marina Shaffir.
I also have no desire to watch more videos of Ronda hitting the focus mitts, until she starts to apply the techniques she's learned in camp inside the Octagon. The "if it ain't broke" fans can keep that sort of base, un-nuanced opinion to themselves. It's an insult to intelligent followers and practitioners of the sport.
Am I a fan of Ronda Rousey? No. Attitude and sportsmanship mean something to people with a traditional background. Excusing her behavior and people like her, is the downside of all this one-world liberalization, don't spank your kids mumbo-jumbo. And I am about as liberal as it gets. As a society we should not want to worship at the altar of somebody obnoxious, whose celebrity exceeds our own.