'If You Only Knew' Ronda Rousey: Larry King Talks to the UFC Champ (VIDEO)

Veteran interviewer Larry King sat down with UFC champ Ronda Rousey and got personal about everything from her first kiss to her biggest pet peeve (it involves feet) and more. . .
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Veteran interviewer Larry King sat down with UFC champ Ronda Rousey and got personal about everything from her first kiss to her biggest pet peeve (it involves feet) and more. . .
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Ronda Rousey at the Los Angeles premiere of 'Furious 7’ in April 2015. (Tinseltown / Shutterstock.com)

She calls herself “the best fighter in the whole world,” and after defeating Bethe Correia in just 34 seconds at the Ultimate Fighting Championship's Women's Bantamweight Title Fight on August 1, it’s hard to dispute her claim. American mixed martial artist Ronda Rousey is a force to be reckoned with. This recent win maintained Rousey’s dominance as the only female bantamweight champion in the UFC with a 12-0 record.

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On July 31, 2015, Ronda Rousey faced off against Bethe Correia during the weigh-in at the UFC Women's Bantamweight Title Fight. The next day Rousey defeated Correia in just 34 seconds. (Photo: Celso Pupo / Shutterstock.com)

Larry King sat down with the champion just a couple months prior to the fight. Here are a few facts we learned about her during the interview:

1.  Ronda’s first kiss was to a Bulgarian twin named Emanuel in the seventh grade.

2.  If she could have any superpower, she’d want to have the powers of Jean Grey as Phoenix — but not be crazy.

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Rousey admires the superpowers of Jean Grey as Phoenix. (Photo: Marvel Comics)

3.  The Staples Center is her favorite venue to fight in, close to her home in Los Angeles, California.

4.  She listens to salsa singer Hector Lavoe while working out.

5.  Her favorite movie fight scene is from They Live with Rowdy Roddy Piper. Runner ups include The Raid and Ong-bak.


Watch the clip below from Larry's chat with Ronda where she discloses her favorite move (besides the armbar) and her biggest pet peeve. To see Ronda’s full length interview with Larry King go to ora.tv/larrykingnow.