Askren sounds off on Rousey loss

Ben Askren

Ben Askren is one to never shy away from speaking his mind.

Given Ronda Rousey’s recent brutal loss to Holly Holm at UFC 193, any and every big-name fighter has had an opinion on the situation.

Ben Askren decided to give his thoughts on Rousey’s loss on The MMA Hour:

“I think she bought into her own hype so much, that this was just so devastating,” Askren said Monday on The MMA Hour. “It’s going to be hard to come back from.”

A video surfaced of Rousey at the airport covering her face with a pillow arriving in Los Angeles after the fight.

“That clip on TMZ, I want to say that was [three] days after the fight, and by that point a well-rounded, mature adult would’ve said: ‘listen, I got my ass kicked. It happened, but I’m going to be back. This isn’t the end for me. Listen, people lose. That happens. It’s acceptable. But I’m coming back and I’m going to get my title.’ But she was so distraught over what had happened, it’s going to take her a long time. I think it’s going to take her a long time, if ever. I mean, maybe she’s going to say, ‘hey, I made enough money in the movies, this fighting thing is hard, right? It’s tough. I’m going to go do that (movies), it’s easier.'”