The life of a champion isn’t an easy one. After losing his UFC middleweight champion to Chris Weidman, Anderson Silva infamously said that he was tired of all the pressure that had been on his shoulders over the years.
Ahead of her UFC 193 fight against Holly Holm, UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey stated that she believes Holly Holm will enjoy her life a lot more if she loses at UFC 193.
She expanded on her statement, which was transcribed by MMAFighting, saying:
“I think that she’ll really enjoy her life a lot more [if she loses]. The life of a champion, I think isn’t for everybody. And I think that the life of a contender, it’s a lot nicer in a lot of ways. A lot of these girls don’t realize until they’re the contender and they get all that extra pressure put on that they don’t really want that life. I think this kind of environment isn’t what Holly would like. I hope that she takes the money that she gets for losing and has a great life that she would like a lot more than this one.”
“I don’t think she’d be comfortable with it. I think it would take away from her quality of life, to be honest. It’s a skill I’m still learning. It’s not easy, but you have to learn to enjoy certain things, but still stay sharp and not be so relaxed you don’t make mistakes. I just don’t think it’s for some people.”
UFC 193 goes down November 14th from the Etihad Stadium in Melbourne Australia.