Ronda Rousey Believes GSP’s Popularity is Unrelated to Skill

UFC champion Ronda Rousey has never been one to bite her tongue when approached about a topic she has strong personal feelings about. One such subject is the importance of outside factors on a fighter’s popularity, crediting much of her own success to the fact she is not only a skilled competitor but an attractive female.

In a similar vein, Rousey recently offered up her thoughts on welterweight king Georges St-Pierre to the Las Vegas Review Journal, stating the longtime title-holder’s star-power would be vastly different without a few factors in place unrelated to his accomplishments in the cage.

“I respect Georges St. Pierre as a businessman and an athlete. I don’t have anything against him personally. But he’s not the kind of fighter I like watching.”

“Everybody keeps coming up to me and saying, ‘Oh, do you think if you didn’t look such a way, people would like you so much?’ I’m like, ‘Dude, if GSP was butt ugly, you wouldn’t want to know who he is so much.’”

“I think he lucked out a lot that he’s Canadian. I love Canadians. They are the coolest, nicest, most patriotic people, and they will support their countrymen no matter what, and I think that’s commendable.”

“But if GSP wasn’t really good-looking, and really Canadian, he would be really unknown.”

SOURCE: Las Vegas Review Journal