Former UFC champion left WWE after a little over a year of competition
It is easy to be critical towards Ronda Rousey as an MMA fan. She was one part of pushing the sports into the main stream, along with Conor McGregor and many others. However, it seemed that she began to consider herself being bigger than the UFC, and ultimately the sport. This is when fans started to turn on her.
On the other hand, we have to give her the benefit of the doubt. Ronda was the trail blazer of the UFC’s push for female fighter and at this moment four categories. She is the fighter newer generations will look up to the most! Maybe that is the reason majority of the fans turned their backs on her, not because she was losing but due to her piss poor attitude after losing, both to Holm and Nunes.
Ever since her loss to Amanda Nunes, she has made her debut in pro wrestling. Rousey would go on to win prestigious WWE Raw Women’s Championship, as well as receiving numerous awards for her 2018 run in the company. Nonetheless, it seems the culmination resembles her UFC exit way too much.
“What am I doing it for if I’m not being able to spend my time and energy on my family, but instead spending my time and my energy on a bunch of fucking ungrateful fans that don’t even appreciate me?” Rousey said on the Wild Ride podcast. “The thing is, I love performing. I love the girls. I love being out there. “But, at the end of the day, I was just like, ‘Fuck these fans, dude.’ My family loves me. They appreciate me. I want all of my energy to go into them.”
Ronda has admitted pro wrestling was much harder than initially thought, mainly due to tight schedule.
“People think you’re only wrestling as much as they see you on TV, but they don’t realize that there’s three or four other days of live shows during the week,” she said. “If I looked at all the live shows, I was only home a day and a half a week. It was just not worth it for my family … No, I’ll never be full time again – over 200 days a year on the road like that ever again.”
Reading Ronda Rousey’s comments just makes you cherish pro wrestlers putting their bodies on the line week in and week out for their entire lives.
What do you think Rousey’s next career move will be?