Olympic medal-winning martial artist Ronda Rousey is one of the most famous female athletes on the face of the planet right now. She's the current (and first) UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion and has also forged out a successful acting career, having starred in the likes of Furious 7 and The Expendables 3.

She might seem like a pretty intimidating character, but Rousey has admitted on Twitter that she was once a massive Pokémon freak. So massive that she was actually a moderator on a Pokémon forum when she was 16:

Using the power of the interwebs, Rousey's profile on said forum has since been tracked down, as well as some of her thoughts on what makes a good and bad video game:

Games have to be fun and entertaining. The summer I got Zelda Ocarina of Time I would even dream about it. Then I'd roll out of bed and play it some more. To me games are like movies. I get emotionally involved, and that's what makes it so hard to erase an old game. I have about eight Pokemon cartridges and almost as many memory cards for various systems. I also love how games get creative on different levels. Jak and Daxter is a good example. There are things you can do on a bird, in a vehicle, on foot, down a slide, under water, and over lava. There are just a million new ways to play every level so the game doesn't get repetitive or boring.

I can't stand games that are super serious slash 'em blood and guts games. Repetitive and boring games (like Quest 64) drive me insane. I hate it when games have a time or deadline thing (Majora's Mask was a great game, but I was constantly freaking out about the time). And I'm not big into the concept of lives. All games should have an infinite amount of lives. Maybe they should invent a "death mode" where you win for coming up with the most creative way of killing your player.

So there you have it. You can be a UFC champion and like catching Pokémon. Don't let anyone tell you anything different!

[source gq.com]