Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) former bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey says she tries not to think of herself as a famous person as she is scared of it. The Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) superstar also reveals that she feels very nervous before a fight but does not feel any nerves by the time she enters the Octagon.
Rousey has not been engaged in a fight since her shock defeat at the hands of Holly Holm at the UFC 193 event with the American Holm knocking the legend out with a vicious head kick, inflicting what was the first loss of her career.
The 29-year-old is scheduled to make her return when she takes on current bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes for the title at UFC 207, which takes place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on 30 December.
"I try not to call myself famous or think about it too much, because I'm scared of it. I'm really scared to lose my reference on reality. If you are socially unhealthy then you'll be mentally unhealthy, so I'm trying to remain socially healthy so I don't lose my reference on what's real", said Rousey, as quoted by MMAMania.
"It's a human sport, there's an instinct in every person on this planet to fight, at any age. Everyone has a reason to fight. You have to have the personality to fight, and you can't learn personality, you just have it. Fighters are born, and I was a born fighter."
While talking about her clash against Nunes in what will be a return to the ring in more than a year, Rowdy as she is also called revealed that she suffers from nerves at least two weeks prior to the fight but by the time she enters the Octagon, she is over it.
"I feel most nervous two weeks before a fight, I call it 'two week-itus.' It's when I feel the most emotional, my body is the most broken down, and I literally will cry over spilt milk. By the time I actually walk out, I'm tired of being nervous, so I just do what I need to do."