When you think of Ronda Rousey, the thing you probably think of most is her success as a fighter.
But imagine being a journalist and not being able to ask her about fighting?
Without that, what else is there?
It’s like talking to Malcolm Turnbull and not being able to talk about politics.
Well, that was the case for channel seven reporter Mike Amor flew to Canada for a sit down with Ronda Rousey.
He sat down with Rousey in Vancouver, where Rousey was participating in a motion capture session for EA Sports’ UFC 2 game.
However, before Amor sat down, he was told by Rousey’s PR representative: whatever you do, don’t ask the fighter about fighting.
“She’s a fighter! It’s like asking to do a story on a [basketball player] and not talking about basketball,” Amor is heard complaining to the rep.
However the rep insisted if Amor asked about fighting, she would walk out.
Amor made it the key focus of his report when it went to air.
“As a fighter, Ronda Rousey is good at forcefully bending people’s arms,” Amor reported.
“But it was her PR people bending ours just moments before our interview.
No questions about fighting, or she would walk out.”
Though it was an incredibly odd request, it could be something to do with the fact that Rousey recently made comments on Ellen revealing she had suicidal thoughts following her shocking knockout loss to Holly Holm.
One thing Amor was allowed to ask Rousey about was her acting career, and in fact, that is where she said she saw her future.
“You only have a short shelf life in MMA,” Rousey said.
“You can’t do it forever.”
Amor then took one last shot before signing out: “Just don’t ask her about it.”