During her stint in the World Olympics for Judo, Strikeforce champ Ronda Rousey had a chance to meet many household names such as Kobe Bryant and Michael Phelps. In Rousey’s two run-ins with the Olympic winning swimmer, Rousey felt that Phelp’s may have let the fame go to his head as she felt she was treated like a “groupie.”
“I don’t like being somebody’s teammate and being treated like I’m a groupie. I didn’t even want to go out of my way to say hello to that guy. Get over yourself. All you do is swim. If someone slapped you every time you jumped in the pool, I might have a little respect, but I was a swimmer before I did this stuff, and you can’t tell me that swimming is OH MY GOD, because it’s not.”
– via Yahoo Sports!
Rousey is not the first to criticize the Olympian gold medalist as fellow swimmer Tyler Clary has had his own negative comments on Phelps in the media in the past.