Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey has been on both sides of the spectrum of mixed martial arts and professional wrestling. During a recent sit-down with Megan Olivi, the UFC Hall-of-Famer went on to compare both, stating how there is more mental stress in fighting.
“It’s physical in a different way. The stress from fighting is much, much more,” Rousey said. “Someone could walk into this room right now and I’ll beat the f—k out of anyone in this planet. But it’s the training camp, and the weeks leading up to it, and the press, and just going to sleep every night, thinking about it, and all those things. That’s the real wear and tear, I feel like. Not the physical part of it so much.