Nude Ronda Rousey Says Kim Kardashian 'Should Be Selling Lube': Fan Reaction
Strikeforce champion Ronda Rousey is learning lessons from Kim Kardashian on how to capitalize on fame. Although, not in a polite, respectful or admiring kind of way. In her third high profile move this week, Ronda appeared on TMZ to discuss her response to a reporter's question regarding which celebrity she would like to fight. Ronda expressed a desire to knock out Kim Kardashian, "I would beat the crap out of Kim Kardashian".
In her TMZ interview, Ronda said Kim Kardashian "...should be selling lube or something like that. Why is she selling [Skecher] shoes?"
Classic comments from Ronda, cut deep into the Kardashian cloud of approval. According to one of the TMZ crew members, Mike, who said that he followed up with Kim Kardashian, the reality star is unperturbed by Ronda's comments about her. Kim K. said that she thinks Ronda is pretty and she didn't want to say anything mean about her.
Ronda, recognizing that Kardashian is not going to take on any verbal battles with her, said that she liked Kim's reaction to her comments, "...that's alright. I mean what could she say? The best move for her is not to piss me off more."
More Effective Trash-Talker than Chael Sonnen?
As a way of generating attention and building hype for a fight, trash-talking Ronda Rousey may have surpassed UFC middleweight Chael Sonnen.
Kim Kardashian lovers are now aware of someone named Ronda, a professional MMA fighter, who is attacking their girl and saying that she wants to beat her up. The beef started because Ronda's 13 year old sister bought a pair of Skechers, a product endorsed by Kim Kardashian. "I don't want some girl whose entire fame is based on a sex video selling shoes to my little sister." video
Ronda, issued a challenge to Kim Kardashian: "I'm in Glendale on 601 South Brand. I'm know it's your home turf, Kim. If you want to come over here, you know where to find me."
Ronda's nude cover shot for "ESPN the Body Issue" captured the most attention from fans and non-fans according to this tweet from @ESPNMag, "The results are still flowing in but the clear winner of your favorite-cover vote goes to @RondaRousey Congrats! Our background agrees!"
Congratulatory tweets from well-known MMA stars like Jon "Bones' Jones, Kenny Florian and Bas Rutten offer even more encouragement to Ronda to keep up with the intuitive and brilliant moves that end up making her more controversial.
Ronda knows how to capture people's attention--whether it's positive attention or not. Meanwhile former Strikeforce champion Sarah Kaufman, who is a technical fighter known for "no talking, just fighting" is in the background of the conversation.
Sarah Kaufman: Too plain?
When I read this tweet with a photo from Sarah, I felt like I was on a moving walkway at the airport--like my bag was so heavy, I might as well slow down and allow the walkway to do the work for me. "Just finished a great pad session with @popeabes1 # takingbackthebelt http://lockerz.com"/s/224448901 "
Just like in all other work situations, the person who does a good job--even if she thinks she is the better fighter--doesn't get the glory because she is plodding along, doing the necessary basics to show up for her fight.
There's nothing wrong with that approach. Sarah might win against Ronda. But, Sarah won't sell fights the way Ronda does. If you're making decisions about scheduling money-making Strikeforce events on Showtime, headlining Ronda Rousey vs anybody is more effective than Sarah Kaufman vs anybody.
It's not that Sarah is doing anything wrong. But since she trains with the likes of UFC champion Jon "Bones" Jones at Team Jackson in New Mexico, I would think that she has some people around her who can advise her on how to deal with being made invisible.
Ronda isn't even bothering to engage Sarah in a verbal battle to hype the fight.
Instead of trash-talking her opponent, Ronda picked someone else to help her sell the fight--a controversial, very famous Kim Kardashian.