Brendan Schaub reacts after Ronda Rousey suggests fear of being “booed” has stopped her from attending UFC events: “No one’s going to be mean to you”

By Harry Kettle - May 29, 2024

Brendan Schaub has given ex-girlfriend Ronda Rousey some advice regarding her current attitude towards mixed martial arts.

Ronda Rousey and Brendan Schaub

As we know, Ronda Rousey is one of the biggest stars in the history of mixed martial arts. At the same time, she’s also one of the most controversial figures in the recent history of the sport.

For whatever reason, Ronda has been in a long-running feud with MMA fans and media members. She recently spoke about this in a few interviews, noting that she doesn’t feel like she can go to events for fear of being booed.

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The aforementioned Brendan Schaub has given his thoughts on that theory.

Schaub’s Rousey view

“That’s not the narrative on you in the public eye,” Schaub said on Thiccc Boy. “If Ronda walks the streets, no one’s booing her. No one’s being mean to her. That’s not real, that’s in her head. I think also, she hasn’t talked to anybody in the MMA space. I guarantee you [Joe] Rogan would have her on. Guarantee you Luke Thomas would have her on, Ariel Helwani would have her on. The main dudes in the space would have her on.

“She’s not reaching out to them, she’s just, ‘Oh, they hate me.’ No, no, no. Matter of fact, I bet all three of those guys I mentioned are cool with you. You might not be cool with them for whatever reason, I don’t know, but I guarantee they’d give you a fair shot. No one’s going to be mean to you. It would go a long ways for your career.

“Ronda’s a sweet girl, sweet lady, she’s done so much for the game, I don’t know who she’s surrounded with, I’m not saying Travis [Browne], that’s different,” he continued. “Her management team, PR (public relations) team, she has the same manager as [Dwayne] ‘The Rock’ [Johnson] … Whoever’s directing her to take this narrative of playing victim, all of that s—t is not the way to go. She just needs to face it head-on.”

“She’s acting like she’s the only one that people critique,” Schaub said. “No, everyone gets this. That’s the game.

“It’s the same thing over and over,” he continued. “To keep doing these interviews the same way ain’t the way to go. Figure it out. You’re talking about one of the greatest athletes to ever compete. F—k male, female, you’re talking one of the greatest ever. Judo, UFC, Strikeforce, ever. I know it didn’t end well. All good. A lot of peoples’ careers don’t end well.

“This poor me story. No one’s feeling sorry for you,” Schaub concluded. “You’re one of the greatest to ever do it. Whoever is telling you different, fire ‘em. Show a little humility, say I f—ked up here.”

Quotes via MMA Mania

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