Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey (12-2) at one time seemed indestructible because of how dominant she was over her peers inside the octagon.
All of that changed in an instant when now former champion Holly Holm knocked Rousey out cold at UFC 193 in Australia in November 2015.
Following a year of uncertainty and doubting herself, Rousey returned to professional mixed martial arts and took on the next dominant force in women’s MMA, Amanda Nunes.
Nunes would do virtually the same destruction that Holm did, eventually retiring Rousey from the sport.
Rousey then turned to professional wrestling and a number of other projects and also became a mother for the very first time.
The now former “SmackDown” Women’s Champion also hosts a gaming podcast on YouTube, and it is in one of her latest episodes where some of Rousey’s may have struck a nerve with MMA fans.
“WWE fans care more about the wrestlers than the UFC fans care about the fighters,” Rousey said on her Tuesday stream on YouTube. “UFC fans have, like, much less respect for their veterans and the legends of the sport than WWE fans do. It’s like, a lot of UFC fans are kind of like bandwagon fans in that way. It’s like, the second you’re not on top, you’re dead to them whereas WWE fans are like, ‘This is the guy that, you know, did this 20 years ago,’ and they’re still really excited about that.”
“A lot of UFC fans are kind of like bandwagon fans in that way. It’s like, the second you’re not on top, you’re dead to them. Whereas WWE fans are like, ‘This is the guy that, you know, did this 20 years ago,’ and they’re still really excited about that.”
What do you fans think? Does Rousey’s comparison of MMA and pro wrestling fans hold any weight?
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