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Ronda Rousey Talks Gaming and UFC 2

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Ronda Rousey is sharing a spot on the cover of EA Sports UFC 2 with Conor McGregor this year. In an interview leading up to the release of the game, GameSpot talked with Ronda Rousey about her experience making the game as well as her experience playing games.

The interview opens up with a couple questions about what it’s like using motion capture to capture her signature moves. As it turns out, motion capture isn’t all that difficult for the MMA fighter who spent time practicing judo. “The suit doesn’t really bug me at all because I grew up doing judo,” Rousey said before expanding on the only problem, which seems to be wearing shoes.

When it comes to World of Warcraft, Rousey prefers to indulge in a bit of roleplay rather than trying to recreate herself in the virtual world. “I really don’t try to make characters look a lot like me. I have a tendency to make characters look more what I would like to look like if I was in that world.”

She might enjoy gaming, but you won’t be seeing her take to twitch in the near future, because she prefers to use gaming to entertain herself rather than as a means to entertain others. “My commentary during games is not that exciting. It’s more of my relaxation and alone time than anything. It’s like a meditative thing for me. It’s a time to not be on and entertaining somebody else.”

Rousey also discussed her interest in portraying video game characters on the big screen, citing World of Warcraft as a film she really wanted to be part of. But the character she’d most want to star as? Samus of Metroid Prime. “I’ve always wanted to be Samus. That would be badass. I love how people found out later that it was a hot chick on the inside,” she said of the character.

Would you like to see Ronda Rousey star in a Metroid Prime film? Let us know in the comments and be sure to check out the full interview over at GameSpot.

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