Jon Jones recently accused the UFC of favoring Ronda Rousey in her career endeavors.
During Wednesday’s media call for UFC 170, Ronda Rousey responded to Jon Jones and his claims. 5thRound’s Tom Ngo transcribed the following:
“I don’t know exactly what [Jones] said, but I work really, really hard,” Rousey stated. “I might be getting some help from the UFC now, and I appreciate all their support, but to get to this point there were a lot of spots where I didn’t have any help at all… I feel like I’m owed a little bit of help, God dammit. I had to do so much of it alone in the beginning. This is nice. I’m not going to complain about it. They can help me all they want.”
Ronda Rousey is not lying when she said she did a lot for herself without any help. Before even entering the sport of mixed martial arts, Rousey made a name for herself as one of the best judo-practitioners in the world. After finally deciding to make the transition into a MMA, she became the Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight Champion in less than a year.
After Strikeforce was purchased by Zuffa, Ronda Rousey made her UFC debut by main-eventing UFC 157 where she successfully defended her championship against Liz Carmouche.
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