Ronda Rousey’s recent words have upset some UFC fans.
The former UFC Bantamweight Champion used to be the best female fighter on the planet, picking up a massive fanbase when she was undefeated. But unfortunately, a lot of the fans would turn on her following two title-fight losses to Holly Holm and Amanda Nunes.
Rousey: WWE Fans > UFC Fans
A standing TKO from Nunes would send Rousey into MMA retirement, where she should set up her next career venture at the WWE. After gathering a new following in the pro wrestling ring, Rousey has come to realize that WWE fans are actually better than UFC fans.
“WWE fans care more about the wrestlers than the UFC fans care about the fighters,” Rousey said on her YouTube channel. “UFC fans have much less respect for their veterans and the legends of the sport than WWE fans do.”
“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.”
In a lot of cases, Rousey isn’t wrong when it comes to UFC fans. Memes were made of pound-for-pound king Kamaru Usman sleeping with a pillow right after his first UFC loss to Leon Edwards. The same treatment went out for Rousey after her two losses in the Octagon.
When it comes to the WWE, Rousey says the fans just have a lot more respect for their athletes. Rousey’s comments come after her four-year stint in the WWE. After joining the roster in 2018, ‘Rowdy’ went on to pick up a few titles in her pro wrestling run just as she did prior in MMA.
What are your thoughts on Ronda Rousey’s latest rant?