Ronda Rousey On Her Image Portrayed By The MMA Media – “Everything That Could Be Said That Was Negative Was Said”

Once the poster child for women’s MMA, Ronda Rousey feels that she would not even be welcomed at a UFC event at this point.

Back in February, the former UFC champion released her second book, “Our Fight”, in which she detailed what she would consider ‘mistreatment’ by the MMA media.

In a recent interview with Jake Humphrey and Damian Hughes of the High Performance podcast, Rousey elaborated on the subject, even going as far to express that she feels she would face boos if she attended a UFC event in person.

“Ask the MMA media (why what I gave wasn’t enough) – they’re the ones saying it … that I was a fraud and I was hype and I was exposed and I was never anything and just lucky and all of these things, that I was ungracious or I was a loser, or every other thing that I just assume at this point because I don’t take the time to read it,” Rousey said.

“Everything that could be said that was negative was said, and I feel really vilified by MMA media at this point and not really welcome back, which is why I haven’t gone to a UFC fight since (I left). I’m pretty sure if I walked into the arena, I’d be booed. That’s how it feels.”


In 2015, Rousey suffered her first loss, a devastating head kick knockout from Holly Holm. She indicated this was the point when the media turned on her, and as a result the fans. Following the loss, “Rowdy” went toe to toe with Amanda Nunes, but unfortunately faced another knockout. The defeat to Nunes served as her final UFC appearance.

“I live it,” Rousey said. “I guess I wish it didn’t (bother me). I gave them everything I had, and it wasn’t enough. But that’s why a lot of people don’t give everything that they have, because they don’t want to face it if it wasn’t enough. I realize it was enough for me, but not enough for people on the outside. But it really wasn’t for them.”



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