When Ronda Rousey signed on as a coach for the 18th season of The Ultimate Fighter, she did not expect it to be so much work. The UFC women’s middleweight champion this week took to Facebook for a live chat and opened up about how “emotionally taxing” the experience has been for her.
According to MMA Weekly, Rousey did not anticipate the emotional toll the show would have on her. She stated that she cares so much about her fighters that, “I just felt like any kind of heartbreak or triumph, whatever they’re going through, I share in it.” She called it “exhausting” to go through the process with each fighter and that it “takes a lot out of you.
Meanwhile, UFC President Dana White continued to play up the animosity between Rousey and her opposing coach, Miesha Tate. Tate and Rousey have been long-time rivals. White stated that Tate and Rousey “hate each other” and that the filming has been “hard” because of the drama.
(via MMA Weekly)