How Ronda Rousey reacted when met by drug testers after UFC 190 win over Correia.
After Ronda Rousey knocked out Bethe Correia in August at UFC 190, anti-doping staff working for the UFC informed Rousey they needed to collect a blood sample.
Certainly a minor inconvenience, Rousey was reportedly held up for at least 20 minutes as they obtained the sample.
Jeff Novitzky, the UFC’s anti-doping boss, approached his staff afterwards and asked, “What was her reaction?” Her response is only adding to Rousey’s reputation as one of the classiest athletes in the world.
Novitzky recalled his staff’s retelling of Rousey’s reaction: “They were like, ‘She couldn’t thank us enough. She said thank you guys so much for coming down here. You traveled all the way from the United States to do this, I can’t tell you how much I appreciate what you’re doing.’ ”
Novitzky said it’s “really important that our top athletes are ambassadors because they’re role models not only to the public, but to our other athletes.”