Back in 2013, USA Today reported that Ronda Rousey had plans that extended beyond MMA. She wanted to be a world champion in Boxing and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
According to Time Magazine, Rousey stated:
“I want to be remembered as one of the greatest fighters of all time in any sport.
“I would love to have a chance to be the boxing world champion, I would love to have a chance to be the jiu-jitsu world champion, and I would love to have the chance to beat the previous world champions and just be the best all at one point,” she said. “To be honest, my goals are so crazy. That’s what I would really want to do, I don’t know if I even have the time, I want to do so many things.”
Ronda Rousey had said in a past interview that she can beat any female grappler in gi or no-gi BJJ.
That statement sparked some controversy, and many of the top BJJ women competitors challenged Rousey to a Metamoris type grappling match.
Beatriz Mesquita, 2014 lightweight and Absolute world champion:
“First of all she is dead wrong. I don’t think she can beat any of the current black belt world champions. The skill level is so high and all she knows is that armlock. She is a great judo fighter, but in a Jiu-Jitsu match all you have to do is pull guard and her judo is done. I’d love to be in a fight with her. Maybe the people at Metamoris would like to promote a match like that. Jiu-Jitsu is much more than an armlock. It’s a lifestyle.”
Rousey’s answer as she told BloodyElbow about a potential grappling match with the BJJ champions:
If people want to pay me as much as what I get paid in the UFC to go roll with them, I’d go do that too! But I’ve got movies, I’ve got fights, and I just don’t have the time to put in a grappling training camp. They’re only upset because they think they can beat me, so why shouldn’t I be just as upset at their opinion thinking they could beat me? Why are they so much more entitled to their opinion than mine?
Ronda Rousey At Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Grappling Tournament 2010: