Ronda Rousey is out doing interviews once again, but not because she's back with the UFC. Rousey hung up her gloves for a bit and has been appearing on WWE programming as of late as one of its newest superstars. With Rousey fully embracing her WWE career and participating in the upcoming WrestleMania 34, ESPN's Golic and Wingo host Mike Golic wanted to ask Rousey whether or not this meant she was officially done with her MMA career. Unfortunately, he asked in the weirdest way possible which gave the world one of the most awkward interview moments of all-time:
It's really hard to point a finger at who's to blame for this insanely awkward moment on Golic and Wingo. Having said that, there are about a hundred ways Mike Golic could've asked Ronda Rousey if she'd return to the MMA while she was with the WWE, and that was not one of them. If Golic needed help finding the words for that question, he could've referenced the dozens of times interviewers have posed the same question to former UFC champ and current WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar. Had Golic just ended his question after "back," there would've been zero confusion on the part of Rousey, so he definitely deserves some of the blame for this odd moment.
At the same time though, no one would be tweeting about this Golic and Wingo interview had Ronda Rousey not escalated the situation. Sure, it was a weirdly worded question, but Rousey went from calm and amicable to confused and slightly pissed off way too quickly considering it wasn't that hard to understand what Mike Golic was asking. Of course, Rousey's recent past with the UFC hasn't been as great for the fighter as it was during her prime, so maybe the question triggered her to react a little more angrily than she usually would. For all her bluster in the clip, the full interview showed Rousey regained her composure quite quickly after all that awkwardness:
The rest of the interview went incredibly well considering that awkward moment happened within its first 30 seconds. Other celebrities might have bailed the moment they felt uncomfortable, but Ronda Rousey was a trooper and her willingness to hang in there ultimately led to things ending on a high note! Perhaps Rousey could give fellow celebrity Jamie Foxx a few tips on how to handle an awkward ESPN interview?
ESPN airs Golic and Wingo weekdays beginning at 6:00 a.m. ET. As for Ronda Rousey, she has been appearing on USA's Monday Night Raw on Mondays at 8:00 p.m. ET and getting set for WrestleMania 34 on Sunday, April 8. For a look at other things coming to television in the near future, head on over to CinemaBlend's midseason premiere guide. For more on Rousey, check out this clip of the time she bit off someone's ear on Drunk History.
Mick likes good television, but also reality television. He grew up on Star Wars, DC, Marvel, and pro wrestling and loves to discuss and dissect most of it. He’s been writing online for over a decade and never dreamed he’d be in the position he is today.
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