Arianny Celeste says she’s not going to fight Ronda Rousey and downplayed the verbal jabs the pair exchanged recently.
Celeste is a ring girl for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) while Rousey is its biggest female fighter.
She slammed Rousey last month, telling MMAjunkie Radio that Rousey shouldn’t act like a potential role model for girls.
“I don’t really like the way she carries herself,” Celeste said. “I don’t think she’s a good role model for women. I think that women should empower each other and give each other a little pat on the back.”
Celeste said that Rousey has spoken about her, but that the pair don’t know each other.
“I’ve met her twice. She said a couple things in her Maxim interview. A lot of people pointed it out to me, but I didn’t really acknowledge it,” Celeste said.
Both women were featured in Maxim’s “Hot 100″ in 2012.
Rousey said that Celeste didn’t deserve to appear ahead of her on the list.
Celeste said in a new interview this week on The MMA Hour that there is “nothing going on.”
“She just, I guess she doesn’t like me for whatever reason and I don’t know really know what that reason is because I’ve literally met her twice, and was so polite, and so welcoming, and so excited to have women in the UFC. I don’t know what her deal is with me, but I’d rather not even talk about it,” she said.
“I’m never going to fight,” she said. “I love my arms, so I’m good. I don’t ever want to fight her. I’m good, we’re good.”