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Please Don’t Call Ronda Rousey Fat

“I swear to God if anyone calls me fat one more time in my life, I’m going to kill them,” the UFC champ says. We hope she means it, too

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Ronda Rousey at the UFC 190 weigh-in event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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We’re not sure why you’d want to call anyone fat, but just in case you were considering laying the label on Ronda Rousey, you should think twice. Because she will make you pay for it.

As if her famous “Do Nothing Bitch” speech – “Just because my body was developed for a purpose other than fucking millionaires doesn’t mean it’s masculine; I think it’s femininely badass as fuck” – didn’t clue you in to the fact, she’s not interested in hearing your thoughts on her body. So it comes as no surprise that when someone recently said she was too big for a commercial, she decided to stick it to them by adding on a few pounds rather than shedding them.

The campaign was a rousing success – as is the case with most of the things Rousey touches nowadays – and now she’s out for blood.

“Because somebody said something really rude to me, I came into the shoot purposely way heavier,” Rousey told the New York Times. “The campaign ended up being amazing, even though I was heavier just to make a point. I swear to God if anyone calls me fat one more time in my life, I’m going to kill them.”

In the same candid interview, Rousey delved deeper into her reasoning for posing nude for ESPN The Magazine, Maxim and Sports Illustrated. After struggling with an eating disorder herself, Rousey has learned to embrace her body and wants women everywhere to do the same.

“If I can represent that body type of women that isn’t represented so much in media, then I’d be happy to do that,” Rousey said. “When women say that going on publications directed at men is somehow demeaning, I don’t think that’s true. I think that’s one really effective way to change the societal standard women are held to.”

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