Video of Ronda Rousey addressing equal pay for female athletes going viral

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UFC fighter Ronda Rousey spared no expense when it came to her opinion of the so-called “pay gap” between male and female sporting events.

Having worked her way up on her own merit, Rousey was quick to respond when an Australian reporter asked her how she felt about the “pay gap” in 2015, relating it to the controversy surrounding the Australian women’s soccer team.

“Is it frustrating to you as someone who’s so prominent in your sport,” the reporter began, “And we heard you on The Ellen Show say the other day that you are the richest fighter in the UFC that that sort of thing is still going on.”

Looking annoyed and reading the booing crowd, Rousey picked up the microphone and tilted her head.

“I think that how much you get paid should have something to do with how much money you bring in,” she said. “I’m the highest paid fighter, not because Dina and Lorenzo wanted to do something nice to tje ladies, they do it because I bring in the highest numbers… They do it because I make them the most money and I think that the money they make should be proportionate to the money that they bring in.”

 The crowd cheered for Rousey, who effectively put the reporter in her place.

The exchange took place a month before UFC 193, which went down in November of 2015.

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