Sonnen: Rousey was a product of the media

November 19, 2015 6:53 am by bjpenndotcom

This past Saturday Holly Holm proved to the MMA world that Ronda Rousey is in fact beatable.

Holm put on a flawless performance over the course of nearly two rounds until she finally put Rousey away with a brutal left head kick that knocked her out cold.

Former UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen explained on ‘The Dan LeBatard Show’ that Rousey was a product of the MMA media, who’s skill set was over sensationalized.

“That division is still so shallow and so new and when the media got behind it, there was so much hype and belief, It’s like anything else — and Dan, I’m not above this, either — when you hear something enough times, you start to think that it’s real,”

“Things should become clear … after you see them,” said Chael. “I wasn’t good at predicting this one, either. The thing with Ronda is she is created by the media. That was a media sensation.”

“You did have a lot of fighters coming out and saying, ‘I want a Ronda Rousey technique video, because I want to learn those skills.’ She has great skills, but so does everybody else on the roster,”

Similarly, Bethe Correia stated following the fight that she believes Rousey believed her striking was better than it actually was.

What do you think?


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