UFC Women's Bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey has been described as 'sadistic' by one of her long time coaches.
Gene LeBell, a former Judo champion, told Submission Radio that the undefeated golden girl of MMA's training style is 'sadistic'... in a good way.
Passing of the torch?
LeBell, who styles himself a 'sadistic son of a b***h', has known Rousey since she was a child and certainly means it with the best of intentions.
It may be him just trying to pass the moniker down onto the champ, who is set to face the also undefeated Cat Zingano at UFC 184 in February.
"When she comes down to our place, which is in North Hollywood California, she does damn good with the men," LeBell said.
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"And when you fight her you don't have to be nice, I mean if you're a man. She'll break you up if she feels like it. She's got a good attitude. And when I say a good attitude, she's sadistic. And that I like."
Look for LeBell to be in her corner there as he usually is. Whether he's cheering or commiserating, he'll be sure to be one of Rousey's biggest hype men.
Has Rousey ever looked 'normal' in the cage?
LeBell often talks kindly of Rousey, even once saying that she would "have Bruce Lee for lunch", but this is certainly something else.
Yet to be fair, has Rousey ever looked anything but sadistic?
Of her 10 fights, she's finished nine within the first round and her last fight against Alexis Davis was settled in just 16 seconds.
She's on a completely different level than most of the fighters in her division and the only reason she hasn't cleared out the entire top five is due to Zingano's long absence.
At UFC 184, she has the chance to be the only champion in the UFC to have defeated the top five fighters in her division and it would put her on an Undertaker at Wrestlemania type level of dominance.
If anyone can stop Rowdy, Zingano is the best hope for now but she certainly doesn't look like the Brock Lesnar to end The Streak just yet.
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