Ronda Rousey on being considered a “sex symbol”

Ronda Rousey will make her first appearance in the UFC octagon on Saturday night in California as she defends the women’s bantamweight title against Liz Carmouche in the main event of UFC 157. UFC 157 #2

Over the past couple of weeks, Rousey has been promoting her upcoming fight with media outlets that do not typically cover the UFC or mixed martial arts.

One of the outlets that has produced a story on her is “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” on HBO. The segment that HBO did with Rousey will appear on tomorrow night’s episode, which the segment was hosted by Jon Frankel.

During the video preview of the segment above, Frankel asked her about being called a sex symbol and Rousey doesn’t consider herself a sex xymbol since she has not had less sex in her life.

“I don’t really see myself as a sex symbol because ever since people started calling me a sex symbol, I haven’t had less sex in my life,” Rousey said. “It’s not really working out great for me. People bring that up all the time. I’m like, Look, you’re right. I probably get more attention fighting because of how I look, but if I didn’t know how to fight and I just looked the way I did, no one would know who I am.”

Rousey did appear in the ESPN The Magazine Body Issue, but Rousey maintains that no amount of money would get her to pose for Playboy.

“No one would should be able to see my cash and prizes for $5, OK?” Rousey said. “I don’t care how much money they give me.”