One of my mom's best lines is... You're not training to be the best in the world, you're training to be the best in the world on your worst day.— Ronda Rousey
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Some people like to call me cocky or arrogant, but I just think 'how dare you assume I should think less of myself'
You have to have fear in order to have courage.
Judo taught me that I am capable of anything... I can mentally push past anything and be victorious.
You have to fight because you can't count on anyone else fighting for you.
And you have to fight for people who can't fight for themselves. To get anything of real value, you have to fight for it.
The confusing thing is we now live in a society where it's not illegal to be an asshole, but it's illegal to slap one.
One thing that I learned from judo... Maximum efficiency and minimum effort.
I train to be the best in the world on my worst day
It's your purpose to leave the world better than how you found it.
I feel like when I fight it's an art, and Art isn't supposed to be 'nice', it isn't supposed to be liked. It's supposed to make you feel something.
If you're unwilling to leave someplace you've outgrown, you will never reach your full potential. To be the best, you have to constantly be challenging yourself, raising the bar, pushing the limits of what you can do. Don't stand still, leap forward.
Everything happens for a reason.
That's why I love fighting, because I get to have a big battle every couple months to make up for the little battles I have to forfeit every day
A loss leads to victory, being fired leads to a dream job.
.I find comfort in believing that good things can grow out of tragedy.
A belt does nothing but hold your gi together.
A belt has assigned significance, a belt is someone else saying you're good, you don't need other people saying that you're good in order to be good.
Easy lives make boring people and things have definitely not been easy.
Skinny girls look good in clothes, but fit chicks look good naked
The Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue really sets the social standard for what people expect the perfect woman's body to look like, and a lot of those bodies usually look the same.
That I happened to fall into a career that no other girls wanted isn't surprising to me. I wanted something that didn't exist, so I had to create it.
When I looked at the state of women's MMA, what I saw was that it was missing rivalries or anything theatrical about it. Everybody was trying to be Miss America, unwilling to go under any kind of criticism, and taking the safe answers. I thought I needed to do whatever I could to get attention.
I'm the most dangerous unarmed women in the world, I've prepared my entire life to be that way.
For me, MMA is like speed chess. It's like I'm herding a person into a certain position. Say my endgame is an arm bar. I'm not gonna actually take you and put you there. What I'm going to do is convince you that it's a good idea to move in the direction I want you to go.
I thought that I was mutant somehow. I eventually realized that I have a very natural look, and that's what God gave me, and I'm proud of it. It was kind of a way for me to get past that as well.
I've coached doing judo, but I've never coached MMA.
I'll have my own coach with me to help me along the way and I can't really fail with him by my side, but I'm a little nervous.
I'm living such a lucky and blessed life and I'm trying my best to deserve it.
I never aspired to be 2nd. I was taught... you can do whatever you want in this world, so why not be the best in the world?
I don't want little girls to have the same ambitions as me.
But I want them to know that it's okay to be ambitious.
After I did the swimsuit issuе, I knew that I wanted to do it again.
The whole 'bad girl' thing allows me to mess up sometimes.
And I have freedom to say more of what I want to.
Being an athlete, you try to get protein.
For girls it raises your testosterone, so I try to have as much sex as possible before I fight actually. Not with like everybody, I don't put out like a Craigslist ad or anything, but if I got a steady I'm going to be like 'yo, fight time's coming up.
My father would say, 'Ronnie, you're going to be someone special.
Whatever it is that you want to do, you're going to be the best in the world at it.'
I kind of like to think of myself as the bad girl Olympian that would get kicked out of the Miss America pageant.
The Olympics is a once-in-a-lifetime thing.
I was lucky enough to go twice, but most people only get one chance. And in judo you can train your whole life and it’ll come down to a split second: You can lose everything or win anything.
My one fear is failure and that's one fear I have to face all the time.
Yes, it's uncomfortable to be scared but I'm finally comfortable being uncomfortable.
Reality TV is set up to make people entertaining.
A good person with values and principles is not good television.
It was a very bold step for Sports Illustrated, and a lot of people are taking notice. I want it to be so normal that people don't even notice anymore.
My first injury ever was a broken toe, and my mother made me run laps around the mat for the rest of the night. She said she wanted me to know that even if I was hurt, I was still fine.
For girls it raises your testosterone, so I try to have as much sex as possible before I fight.
At home, I watch fights and documentaries - that's it.
If it's not about the birth and death of stars, 'Frozen Planet,' or someone getting punched in the face, I'm probably not watching it.
As an athlete you're taught to be selfish. When I'm training, it's usually all about me.
I think that Floyd Mayweather is the best boxer that's ever lived; like actual technical boxer.
I had a certificate that said, 'Doctor of Mixology, Harvard University,' that I actually got from Harvard University. A friend of mine was a research assistant over there and it was one of those student or university perks and she brought me in on that. So I am a doctorate from Harvard and it only took me one afternoon.
Sports are a metaphor for life.
The kind of hope I'm talking about is the belief that something good will come.
That everything you're going through and everything you've gone through will be worth the struggles and frustrations. The kind of hope I'm talking about is a deep belief that the world can be changed, that the impossible is possible.
To be a fighter, you have to be passionate.
I have so much passion, it's hard to hold it all in. That passion escapes as tears from my eyes, sweat from my pores, blood from my veins.
I'm a courageous person because I'm a scared person.
I did what sports were supposed to be like, and I was living in my car.
So you know what, fine. I'm gonna talk a bunch of sh*t. I'm gonna pose in a couple of pictures. And I'm gonna break a couple of girl's arms, and I'm not gonna feel the least bit sorry about it because you know what? At least I can feed my dog.
Even before I was a fighter, I was a daddy's girl.
If I could have had everything exactly the way I wanted, this is how I would have written it down. Win all my fights in the first round, then go to the UFC and headline a show, and have it as a pay-per-view and at home. People's dreams don't come true like that.