Rousey: ‘McMann didn’t really want what came along with being champ’
With Ronda Rousey meeting up with Alexis Davis this Fourth of July weekend in Las Vegas, she took some time to reflect on her last fight against Sara McMann (where she won via first round TKO) and some of the principles she feels contributed to Sara’s defeat.
“I think that could have been what happened to Sara McMann,” said Rousey, who meets Alexis Davis next weekend in Las Vegas. “I don’t think she really wanted what came along with being the UFC champion. She did, really, zero media for the whole thing, because she felt like the media would interfere with her training. Well, the media needs to be part of her training.”
“When it comes down to it, when it comes to the day that you’re fighting, you could have avoided the cameras all that you want,” Rousey said. “But they’re in there in that locker room with you, and they’re in your face while you’re walking out. And they’re filming you when you’re fighting. And so of all the preparation that you’ve done that had no cameras involved, when they are involved, it’s not going to be the same. A lot of people aren’t going to want that and aren’t ready for it and they’re not going to enjoy it.”