For those of us who have dealt with interviewing public figures before, most of us can probably attest to having a large level of disdain for doing those interviews while a PR person is there coaching the subject. It leads to us not getting to ask real questions, it leads to them not being able to give real answers and for no one to have a real conversation. The best interviews are conversations, not just questions and answers and sometimes having a PR coach there leads to stilted, boring interviews.
In the case of Ronda Rousey, it might be a good idea to have someone there to coach her sometimes. Now, I think that Ronda Rousey has done a lot for women’s MMA and that she is actually pretty rad when all is said and done, but there are times when she talks and I cringe. We all remember her going all Sandy Hook truther on Twitter, right? Well, now she has said a few choice things about Cris Cyborg, implying that she’s taken so many steroids that she’s basically an “it.” We assume she means a transsexual. This is a case where Ronda Rousey should have had someone there to stop her, probably. [source]
“I’ve said before, I don’t care if she’s injecting horse semen into her eyeballs, I’ll fight her, but that’s just my personal decision,” Rousey said. “But I can’t make a decision for the whole division. I can’t say it’s the right thing. This girl has been on steroids for so long and [has been] injecting herself for so long that she’s not even a woman anymore. She’s an ‘it.’ It’s not good for the women’s division. It’s not good at all.
“If she comes in the UFC and I beat the [expletive] out of her and then I retire and become an action movie star, then the UFC is still going to be stuck with her. The division could die. She could ruin the whole sport. Even though it’s a fight a lot of people want to see, even if I beat the living crap out of her, it won’t be good for the sport because then she’d still be in the UFC.”