“Multitasking!” is how she described grappling with her opponent former Marine Liz Carmouche, plus trying to keep her breasts more or less in place.
Her handlers apparently ‘forgot’ to get her a fight-worthy bra and handed her the wispy little spaghetti-strapped thing that she wears for weigh-ins.
Complications, of course, ensued. The physics of breasts are a complicated matter, one thing—or rather two things—that male athletes don’t need to think about.
“I got kicked straight in the chest right as I was trying to adjust my bra,” said Rousey. The first woman to win a judo medal in the Olympics since its inception, Rousey also is the first woman to win and defend a UFC title–(UFC=Ultimate Fighting Championship)—so she’s used to tough competitors. Her own breasts not usually such a problem.
“You don’t see bit titties at the Olympics,” said Rousey, “and I think that’s for a reason.”
Great story about breasts and athletic competition at the new issue of ESPN W.