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Ronda Rousey teaches armbar, breaks down brawls and suggests Kobe Bryant should retire on SportsCenter

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Ronda Rousey wasn't content with just being a guest host Wednesday on ESPN's SportsCenter. She dropped some knowledge, too.

The UFC women's bantamweight champion did a mini-seminar on her signature armbar, broke down famous sports brawls and even suggested that Kobe Bryant should retire from the Lakers. Now, that's a busy hour of television.

Rousey, who defends her title against Holly Holm in the main event of UFC 193 on Nov. 15 in Melbourne, Australia, was the first female athlete to guest host the show and she did so alongside veteran anchor Lindsay Czarniak. "Rowdy" was a little awkward at first. But by the time she was cajoling MLB analyst Tim Kurkjian to be on the receiving end of an armbar, she was good to go.

Perhaps the most controversial moment came when NBA reporter Marc Stein asked Rousey what her advice would be to NBA all-time great Kobe Bryant, who has been contemplating retirement.

"I think if you're wondering whether or not you should play, that's the time that you should kind of think about stepping away," Rousey said. "Every single time I pull up to the gym, I park and I run from my car into the door of the gym, because I'm so excited to be there. If you're wondering whether or not you should be there, it's getting to be about that time."

Good thing Rousey won the audience over early with her story about her mom evading ESPYS security and her off-the-cuff comment about making out with her dog.

The former Olympic judo bronze medalist was most in her element when NHL analyst Barry Melrose came on for a top-10 list of the best sports brawls. Rousey broke down a beautiful double-leg takedown from a mascot and also passed along some wisdom to hockey players: use your elbows in fights, rather than fists.

Along the way, Rousey also found time to take a shot at the Cubs and explain how throwing out the first pitch at a Dodgers game landed her a bartending gig.

That time the @dodgers got @rondarousey a bartending job... #RouseyCenter

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Later in the show, Czarniak brought in comedian Ken Jeong over satellite. Jeong is a former celebrity guest host. Rousey slammed him for talking about Game of Thrones spoilers at the ESPYS -- and made cry. All in fun, though.

To cap SportsCenter, Rousey told the audience three things people don't know about her: when she was young she got a Raisinet stuck up her know, she broke her foot trying to skip school and she is terrible at "any sport involving a ball."

It was a wild and eventful 60 minutes. But probably just another average day in the life of Rousey at this point.

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