We asked UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey to discuss some of the people chiefly responsible for her success. We will post one each day leading up to Rousey’s first defense of her 135-pound title Saturday against Liz Carmouche at UFC 157 at the Honda Center in Anaheim.
Today, Rousey talks about Leo Frincu, her strength and conditioning coach who owns Results Personal Training in Sherman Oaks:
I love Leo. He’s more like the life coach. I feel like I could be overwhelmed or whatever’s going on or fight camp, strength and conditioning … when you’re pushing yourself physically so hard, a lot of times a lot of emotional things come out. He’s more of the therapist/life coach role.
If I’m having trouble with any of the guys on the team, a lot of time I’ll talk to Leo and he’ll kind of smooth out the situation for everybody. He’s great. He’s a mixture. He’s Mr. Life Coach.