“Finds It Hilarious”: Tennis Legend Martina Navratilova Once Made Humorous Comment on Ronda Rousey’s Reply to the People Who Called Her Body “Masculine”

Published 11/27/2022, 10:30 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NV – DECEMBER 30: Ronda Rousey prepares to walk to the Octagon to face Amanda Nunes in their UFC bantamweight championship bout during the UFC 207 event at T-Mobile Arena on December 30, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Ronda Rousey was one of the fiercest opponents in the UFC. The match rarely saw round two when she was on the opposite end of the fight. She was quick and had some techniques which helped her to knock out her opponents quickly. 

However, due to her traits as a fighter, once the former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion’s body was called more “masculine.” Surprisingly, tennis legend Martina Navratilova had a joke to share on the incident.


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In a second episode of the YouTube series UFC 190 Embedded: Vlog Series, Ronda Rousey shared that her body was called too masculine. But as a true fighter, she knocked out those people with her comeback verbally. However, tennis legend Martina Navratilova made a funny tweet regarding the UFC legend’s comments.

She wrote, “Ronda Rousey Finds It Hilarious When Her Body Is Called ‘Masculine’- yup, Ronda looks just like a guy- NOT!!!”

‘The Arm Collecter’ said, “People like to say that my body looks masculine or something like that. I’m just like, listen, just because my body was developed for a purpose other than f**king millionaires doesn’t mean it’s masculine.


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Rousey added, “I think it’s femininely badass** as f**k. Because there’s not a single muscle on my body that isn’t for a purpose. Because I’m not a do-nothing bi*ch. It’s not eloquently said but it’s to the point. Maybe that’s what I’m. I’m not that eloquent but I’m to the point.”

Navratilova has a reputation for making several controversial comments regarding tennis. However, this was a surprising tweet by the tennis legend about The Baddest Woman on the Planet.

Ronda Rousey tells what is the meaning of “Do Nothing Bi*ch”

The ‘Rowdy One’s’ mother is a hugely inspirational figure for her. AnnMaria De Mars was a judoka and her daughter Ronda Rousey followed in her footsteps into sports. Moreover, she also remembered her mother telling her never to be a DNB.


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The current SmackDown Women’s Champion shared what his mother told her about ‘do nothing bi*ch’ or DNB. She says, “kind of chick that just tries to be pretty and be taken care of by somebody else,” 

Therefore, Rousey said she feels hilarious when people say her physique looks masculine. Nevertheless, she has done the hard work of having a fighter’s body and made a huge name for herself today.

ANAHEIM, CA – FEBRUARY 23: Ronda Rousey walks to the Octagon to face Liz Carmouche in their women’s bantamweight title fight during UFC 157 at Honda Center on February 23, 2013, in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

After retiring from MMA, Rousey is an active WWE Superstar, with two title reigns in her name, and is in her third reign currently.


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Tushar Deogharkar

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Tushar Deogharkar is a WWE writer at EssentiallySports. Tushar has done his Master's in Tourism Management and is an ardent fan of pro wrestling. He follows WWE and AEW very closely and wants to learn how the promotions are run.

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