Ronda Rousey On UFC 229 Brawl: ‘No One should Get Special Treatment Because They’re A Bigger Draw’
Ronda Rousey the first American woman to ever win the medal in the Olympics in judo. Also, the first women to be signed by UFC as well the first one to headline the UFC Pay-Per-View and became UFC’s first women’s champion. Then in 2017, Rousey becomes a first female inductee into UFC Hall of Fame. She won her first 12 pro-MMA fights which include six under UFC.
While an amazing run of success in MMA, as well as her career collapse, but she made a come back earlier this year by joining the WWE and silence her critics by putting on some impressive performances in front of big crowd.
Well, what’s hot going on in MMA? Conor Mcgregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov’s UFC 229 post-brawl.
That doesn’t mean she’s in WWE, so she’s isn’t paying attention what’s going on in MMA world. She still keeps her eye on UFC events and now weigh-in on the Mcgregor and Khabib’s post-fight brawl that incite the riots.
”I understand promoting fights and having to sell them, I really do,” Rousey told TMZ Sports. “But I don’t think people have to get arrested in order to do that. I think I’ve been able to prove that you can make a fight exciting and make people really wanna see it without crossing any legal lines.”
Of course, Rousey was the biggest PPV draw during her time, but now Mcgregor who’s UFC’s cash cow and the biggest Pay-Per-View draw, he pulled the shocking 4.4 million against Mayweather showdown and 2.4 million with Khabib contest.
Being said that, Rousey slams Mcgregor’s promotional antics, said Irishman’s bus attack was worse than Khabib’s post-fight brawl.
”I think that Khabib jumping out of the Octagon was not as bad as throwing objects at a bus,” she said. “Because my friend Rose Namajunas was on that bus. My friend, Michael Chiesa, missed his fight because [he got cut by the glass].”
Nevada State Athletic Commission temporarily suspends Khabib and Mcgregor pending further investigation. For those who believe Khabib Nurmagomedov should get severe punishment for his behavior for sparking the riots, Rousey questions there were no precautionary measures taken at the first place.
”I think, if you’re gonna draw the line there, you should have drawn it before that,” Rousey declared. “I just feel like there has to be equal treatment all the way across the board. I don’t think that anyone should get special treatment because they’re a bigger draw.”
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