Rousey: ‘Female fighters not giving me props for sports growth’
Ronda Rousey, apparently, isn’t feeling the love.
Rousey, the UFC bantamweight champion and the face of women’s MMA, spoke with Bleacher Report about not expecting thanks from competitors as the sports grows in the UFC:
“It’s amazing and it really works out fortunately that these girls are a lot better off now,” Rousey said. “It’s great that women can actually make careers now in mixed martial arts and make good money doing what they love to do. But I know they haven’t really given me very many props for it, and that’s cool because I haven’t done it for appreciation. I’ve done it for myself and I have my own selfish motives too.
“I can’t really hate on them too much but it would be nice to hear it without a grain of salt from Alexis Davis for once or after the women’s debut in the UFC, Cat Zingano wasn’t saying, ‘eh…there are a lot of holes in her game.’ At the same time, it’s not something I’m expecting. We are competitors and competitive by nature. I don’t expect them to be bringing me sunshine, lollipops and daisies when all they want to do is smash my face in and take everything I’ve so hard to accomplish. At least they are being real about it.”
What do you think? Should Rousey get a tip of the cap from the rest in her sport?