Cyborg empathizes with Rousey over post-UFC 193 criticism

January 15, 2016 8:30 am by bjpenndotcom

Following Holly Holm’s spectacularly brutal KO win over Ronda Rousey at UFC 193, many fans were quick to turn on Rousey. It was nearly impossible to go on social media without seeing a meme of Rousey posted somewhere.

The criticism has been so bad that Rousey’s nemesis Cris Cyborg even feels bad for how the former champ has been treated by the public.

Cyborg spoke to media members (via MMAFighting):

“It’s terrible. When you’re there, every body is with you. I feel sorry about this. I know this, because before something happened in my career — the doping — and before everybody is with you [and then they’re not]. But I love my fans. Some fans kept with me and I’m sure she has that, too. It’s sad, but sometimes it’s good so you can see who’s with you. You can see who you really have to appreciate.”

“This is not nice,” Cyborg said. “Losing a fight, winning — it happens. But these people make fun. … I know it’s not nice. I know she hurts now and I know depression.”

While a potential Rousey vs. Cyborg superfight has certainly lost a bit of it’s draw given Rousey’s loss, would you still like to see the pair face off?


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