A good share of people have called Michael Phelps a flake. It just sounds a little harsher coming from a pint-sized girl who could take him down on a mat.
Ronda Rousey, who won a bronze medal in judo at the Beijing Olympics in 2008 and now fights in the MMA circuit, was the latest to pile on the swimming star when she commented about the highly decorated Olympian in a recent interview. While talking about the Olympics, which she noted have become well-known for the widespread debauchery amid the sports, she said it was fun to hang out with fellow Team USA stars — except for Phelps.
"Michael Phelps kind of annoyed me a little bit," she said.
She said other high-profile athletes, like the NBA stars, would hang out and chat, but Phelps wouldn't mingle with her crowd.
"I don't like being someone's teammate and being treated like I'm their groupie," she said.
She then took it one step further, slamming Phelps' sport — which, without her saying it or not, is pretty different than the fighting she does for a living.
"All you do is swim," she said. "If someone slapped you every single time you jumped in the pool, then I'd have a little more respect."
Rousey did have nice things to say about someone, though. She gave rave reviews to Oprah Winfrey.
See it all in the video below.
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"I'm happy for Rex. I'm a big Rex Ryan fan. That's pretty cool. … But you know, hey listen, I was a fat guy. Weight Watchers has been great for me. I would recommend it to anybody because, hey listen, we got a bunch of fat people out there. Me and Rex are just two of 'em.
— Charles Barkley, commenting on the wonders of Weight Watchers — and the wonders of being Charles Barkley
Some more support for retiring Jason Varitek's number.
— Amber Rigdon (@AmberRigdon33) July 22, 2012
The always-entertaining Charles Barkley.