“You Don’t Expect Pretty Girls to Be Able to Kick B*tt” – Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eternal Rival Sylvester Stallone & Jada Pinkett Smith Once Shared Similar Views About Ronda Rousey

Published 08/10/2022, 11:25 AM EDT
Fighter Ronda Rousey attends the UFC On FOX: Live Heavyweight Championship held at the Honda Center on November 12, 2011 in Anaheim, California | Courtesy: Getty Images

Conor McGregor is currently the highest-paid athlete and biggest star in the UFC, however, it wasn’t always the case. Before him, Ronda Rousey ruled the box office and the limelight. Her stars were brighter than ever, ahead of the biggest women’s fight in MMA history, which was the case with any of her upcoming bouts. Before her first loss, Rousey received immense praise from Hollywood legends, including the legendary Sylvester Stallone.

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The Rowdy One decimated her opponents inside the Octagon. Her Octagon interviews were usually longer than her fights. With multiple championship bouts ending under the 60-second mark, she was dubbed as the ‘baddest woman on the planet.’

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Ahead of November 14, 2015 event, Rousey’s The Expendables 3 peers gave her compliments. One writer of the movie & a lead star, Stallone, hailed Rousey.

“Ronda Rousey has definitely rewritten the book on what a fighter looks like,” the Rocky actor added, “She’s something that has never been seen before… She is a beauty and she can tame the beast.”

WESTWOOD, CA – AUGUST 09: Ronda Rousey attends the Premiere Of STX Films’ “Mile 22” at Westwood Village Theatre on August 9, 2018 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images)

Even the Terminator star, Arnold Schwarzenegger, had high compliments for The Arm Collector. Also, Will Smith’s wife Jada Pinkett Smith (actress & talk show host) complimented ‘Rowdy’ and said, “You don’t expect pretty girls to be able to kick b**t like that.”

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Other celebrities who had inspiring words for Rousey ahead of the Holly Holm contest included Stephanie McMahon (Co-Chief Executive Officer of WWE), Demi Lovato (Singer), and Mark Wahlberg (actor).

Ronda Rousey met Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone together

The Expendables 3 movie star cast had many famed celebrities but none bigger than the former 7-time Mr. Olympia and the combat sports movie legend Sylvester Stallone.

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Even Rowdy Ronda had a role in the movie. During her prime, in the UFC, Rousey had a very hectic schedule. It was clear when her meeting with co-stars and Hollywood icons was cut short because she had to attend to other duties.

Nevertheless, she interacted with Stallone and Schwarzenegger at the same time. The moment was captured by the UFC. Later, they put it on their YouTube channel with a video titled, Movie Night with Ronda, Sly & Arnold.

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What do you make of Sylvester Stallone’s comments about Ronda Rousey while Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jada Pinkett Smith, and others also joined the rally? Share your views in the comments below.

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Deepak Kumar

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Deepak Kumar is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. His love for MMA comes from the chaos and violence the fight game brings to the table. A BJJ aspirant, Deepak began following the sport as a casual fan when Ronda Rousey was finishing her opponents in seconds.

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