Her future fight plans may be unclear, but at least we know what animal Ronda Rousey identifies with.
In the latest installment of her DraftKings-sponsored Face 2 Face interview series, Ronda sits down with New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. – this is part two of their chat, BTW – and breaks the ice with a series of cocktail party questions, including a rather in-depth discussion about spirit animals that quickly devolves into a sex talk. But let’s start with the bit about their favorite animals. Ronda, what creature do you most closely identify with, and why?
“A dolphin, for a couple reasons…they’re one of the few species on earth that have sex recreationally, and they have really complex social systems and they’re really sweet to each other,” she says. “Like, dolphins kind of cuddle and caress each other. Like, that lion shit is mean. That’s like a really terrible relationship, and I don’t want to be in a lion relationship. Like ‘Hi, I’m the new guy in town, I’m going to kill your babies and fuck you in the forest.’ I don’t want that. I want to be a dolphin.”
That leads Beckham to change his pick from a lion to “like, one of the world’s biggest sharks” – apparently, that means a Great White – at which point Ronda shows off her inner ichthyologist by blurting out “The Whale Shark eats plankton and it’s bigger.”
Rousey and ODB then talk about their favorite fantasy sports – much to DraftKings dismay, Ronda chooses “Dodgeball with lasers…or underwater fighting” – and celebrity crushes (Odell is really feeling J.Lo). Rousey, on the other hand, says she doesn’t fancy any famous people. She’s more than happy with her boyfriend, Travis Browne.
“I have the sexiest bearded man on earth at home,” she says, “so I have no need to have crushes on anybody.”