Daniel Cormier goes to bat in defense of Ronda Rousey’s concussion claims

Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey recently made headlines when she revealed that a long history of concussions is what forced her to retire from MMA competition. Rousey would take it further and reveal that before her stunning knockout loss to Holly Holm at UFC 193 in 2015, she had suffered a concussion before the fight and still chose to fight against Holm, where she would suffer a stunning second-round knockout loss.

 

While many have ridiculed Rousey for her comments and have had criticism for how she’s gone about the revelation of her concussions, one former UFC champion is siding with her. Former two-division UFC champion and current broadcaster Daniel Cormier has been vocal about his support of Rousey, saying that she’s the only one who would know what she went through.

 

In an interview with MMA Junkie Radio, Cormier explained his defense of Ronda Rousey, saying that all she’s doing is sharing her truth.

 

“Only Ronda knows about the concussions. If she (was) having these types of concussions, the only mistake she made, to me, is by saying it later. Because nobody knows if she had concussions, but I will also say this in defending Ronda: She’s always been on that people want to critique, even if it was just unjust.

 

I understand how difficult it is to do this sport as she did Olympic level – the throwing, everything in the room. It’s hard, man. I couldn’t even count how many concussions I’ve probably had in my life. Ultimately only she knows. I don’t disagree with her as much as most mmight because all she’s doing is telling her truth.”

 

Ronda Rousey may be creating more criticism for herself recently, but if there’s one person who is willing to defend her, it’s Cormier, someone with similar career achievements as both an Olympian and UFC world champion.

You might also like

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More