It's just three days to go for UFC 193, and the anticipation as well as the excitement of catching 'Rowdy' Ronda Rousey in action once again is making everyone bite their nails. Of course, the fight cannot be missed by any means.
The UFC bantamweight world champion takes on Holly Holm for a five-round title bout at the Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia, this Saturday (15 November) in the main event of the PPV, that is expected to shatter audience records.
It's Rousey's third UFC title defence in nine months, and that itself deserves plaudits. And the fact that the 28-year-old American's last four wins in the octagon have just lasted for 130 seconds remain startling.
The 'armbar' queen displayed some of her fighting elegance at the UFC 193 Open Workout session at the Federation Square in Melbourne as she sparred with her coach Edmond Tarverdyan, and the crowd present kept on cheering her almost incessantly.
Rousey was visibly surprised and overwhelmed. "I really hope I deserve this," Rousey was quoted by news.com.au as saying. "I'm trying my best to [believe I] deserve it. I really am. But sometimes you just get wrapped up in how amazing all of this is.
"You get so focused on the fight and it causes so much fear and anxiety and stress in you and you kind of lose sight of how amazing it is sometimes. This fight has really been an opportunity to see that.
"I have these moments where I look out and everyone's cheering my name and I'm like 'who are you people and why do you like me?'," Rousey said.
On being asked why she thinks she is better than former pro boxer Holly Holm, the former Olympic medallist in Judo did not mince words. "Because I work hard and more than she does. That's it. I'm willing to work ten times harder than think she's working. I'm willing to die, while she's not."
Here are some moments from Ronda Rousey's UFC 193 Open Workout session:
The full workout session: