“That’s not because she had to, that’s the way Ronda Rousey is built,” he said. “Ronda Rousey is super competitive and doesn’t like to lose. I know she’s been criticized for that by a lot of people, but that’s just who she is and the way she is.”
“And the way she is, is what made everybody get behind her. It’s what blew up the women’s divisions. Now she’s going to move on to the next chapter of her life, get married and have kids, do that thing. It’s not sad, it’s the way she wanted it.”
Rousey’s back-to-back stoppage losses to Amanda Nunes and Holly Holm were preceded by a fantastic 12-0 run which saw her capture the Strikeforce women’s bantamweight crown and become the first-ever female UFC champion at bantamweight. She has defeated game foes in Bethe Correia, Cat Zingano, Alexis Davis, Sara McMann, Miesha Tate (twice), Liz Carmouche, Sarah Kaufman, and Julia Budd.
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This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 8/2/2017.