UFC Champion Ronda Rousey hosted Saturday Night Live on this weekend (AKA the day the #Jonas hit the east coast and blanketed New York City in two feet of snow). But the show went on, and Rousey took the stage for the first time since she lost to Holly Holm in November, breaking her undefeated streak.
But we're huge fans of Rousey—she's strong, sexy, and totally inspires us to kick ass—so we were pumped to finally see her back in the public eye and watch her slay it on the SNL stage. What we didn't expect was to feel like we could totally be best friends with her. Here's why.
1. She totally owned up to her fight with Holly Holm. During her opening monologue, Ronda's first act was to clear the air and break the silence about her last fight (and the attitude that got her called out for poor sportsmanship). "I'm so excited to be here, because it's the first time I'm going to be live on television without getting punched in the face!" she said. "It's also the first time I'm talking to my fans since I lost to Holly Holm in November, which, by the way, was a fight Holly deserved to win. And I just wanted to take a minute to seriously congratulate her." Applause, Rousey.
2. And she gave a shout-out to cake in her opening monlogue. SNL treated her monologue like a boxing match; in her second round, Keenan Thompson (acting as her coach) encouraged her to get the audience to go crazy by throwing out lines about things they'll really love. Her idea: "who here likes cake?" We love cake, she loves cake, so this would obviously be a winning friendship.
3. She kicked a bitchy bully's ass (and then the dude that screwed her over).
If only we had her around in high school.
4. She completely shut down some lame pick-up attempt at a bar. In one skit, three guys approached Ronda and her crew at a bar with lame pick-up lines and launched into a rap about what may or may not be inside their boxers. (Um, ew. But obviously entertaining, because it's SNL.) But Rousey fended them off: "I'm a big girl, I can take care of myself," she told them. "That was disgusting, immature, and most of all, a bad rap." One guy actually shoves her, and she walks away. Shut dowwwn. We could use her on our nights out. (Although we couldn't believe she didn't kick all of their asses.)
5. She saved the day as a superheo, which is basically how we see her. In one skit, she played superheo "Metalia," who could bend metal with her mind, and saved everyone from evil robots attacking the city. So she's a superhero in the ring and in skits? Yep, we want her in our squad. (And it's why she's one of the Strong Women Changing the Face of #GirlPower As We Know It.)