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Ronda Rousey’s Mom Releases Statement After UFC 207

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Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey likely saw her last career fight at UFC 207. Coming back after more than a year away took guts, let alone when you consider the rampant champion Amanda Nunes was Rousey’s return bout. Keeping the fight standing, Nunes made quick work of ‘Rowdy,’ winning in just 48 seconds by TKO. When all is said and done, retirement is highly probable at this stage, although nothing has been confirmed yet.

Such a crushing defeat is hard enough, but Rousey again will face the backlash of the internet. Although she’s probably more prepared this time, it’s well documented that she feels the media ‘turned on her’ after UFC 193. Speaking after last night’s main event, Rousey’s Mom Ann Maria De Mars released the following statement to her blog:

Mandatory credit: Mark J. Rebilas USA Today Sports
Mandatory credit: Mark J. Rebilas USA Today Sports

I have this to say about my daughter, Ronda

Like every mother and daughter on the face of the earth, Ronda and I don’t always see eye to eye. However, there is one situation where I am pretty certain.

All of those who have criticized Ronda for taking a loss so to heart, for not just ‘shrugging it off’ don’t understand that what made Ronda so successful is that she cares DEEPLY about winning to an extent that I don’t believe the average person can wrap his/her head around.

Caring deeply about something and working your hardest to achieve it doesn’t mean you make the right decisions 100% of the time. Wouldn’t it be a nicer world if it did?

Those of you who want to criticize Ronda, I just want to point out a few things. First of all, I know her better than you and she is a smart, kind, talented, generous, hard-working person.

Second, I’d like to list some of her accomplishments, and note that she isn’t yet 30 years old:

Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas of USA Today Sports
Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas of USA Today Sports

Continued…

  • Junior World Judo Champion
  • Panamerican Games Judo Gold Medalist
  • First American woman in a decade to win a world cup in judo (and then she went on to win several more)
  • U.S. Open Gold Medalist
  • World Judo Championships Silver Medalist
  • Olympic Bronze Medalist
  • U.S. Senior National Champion
  • First UFC World Champion
  • First woman to make a million dollars in martial arts
  • Co-authored sports book of the year – My Fight/ Your Fight
  • Acted in three movies

That’s just a partial list, but let me suggest that someone who has been world level athlete in two sports, written a best seller, acted in movies and made millions of dollars, all before the age of 30 has a pretty darn good track record. On top of that, Ronda has been part of the USADA drug testing since she was 16 years old, never failed a drug test,  always paid her taxes, never been arrested, never been to rehab, has zero divorces, zero DUIs and zero children. While you might think that is to be expected, look how many celebrities (heck, look how many of your neighbors) can say that.

I am very proud of my daughter.

As my other wonderful daughter, Maria, told her:

“We love you just as much 10 minutes after every fight as we did in the 10 minutes before.”

  • Jean-Francois Lamoureux

    you forgot to add to the list

    – beat up her ex boyfriend

    • Mike James

      Are you as critical of other athletes who beat their wives, yet maintain their positions as sports legends?

    • Matt Hudson

      lol really? never heard this source please?

  • GreatGazoo

    That POS trainer of hers is to blame. Ronda wouldn’t listen to her mother and look what that has gotten her. She needs a new team behind her and she will be champ once again.

    • Yaqi

      hello, dumb-dumb!

      • GreatGazoo

        -loser

        • Matt Hudson

          lol yes you are ronda sucked only retards who didnt know mma thought she was legit lol sorry but judo cant get you very far in current mma which is why theres no champs who are judo based

          • Katrina

            GreatGazoo didn’t say Ronda was legit; GreatGazoo said she needed a new trainer and training camp…and that sounds pretty accurate to me. How does that translate to “Ronda’s legit”?

          • Bear75

            Yep. ANd every time someone with a judo background does 1/2 way decent, everyone jumps on the judo bandwagon. Fight after fight I asked “why don’t these chicks drop their hips when she tries to throw?” Finally holm figures it out. Judo is too gi dependent to be very effective. Few chicks out there in mma can wrestle (mcmann being the exception.) Find one that can box and and wrestle and rousey is alll fish out of water

          • Eaglesgurl

            Just like Holm can’t grapple, neither can Nunez…so when someone can get her down, she’s done! Nunez knew she had to KO Ronda quick because if she got taken down, that could have very well cost her the fight. Her coaches prepared her well. Each fighter has their strong points. Ronda is the queen of Judo! Not a great boxer yet. She definitely needs a better coach. I believe she’ll be back, with a different team. Is she too mentally scarred, don’t know. Time will tell! I’m with her, always! You don’t get as far as she did on hype alone. #TeamRousey

          • Citizen X

            Nunez CAN grapple…

        • UnapologeticLiberal

          You don’t even know the history of your own tag? As in what he used to call Fred Flintstone? Yet you call Yaqi a loser. You need a mirror to look in before you say that word, genius.

          • GreatGazoo

            Get off yaqi the goat phuckers nuts

    • Juan Diablo

      Nah she wasted too much time with Edmund, she can’t recover at this point.

      • Daniel

        She could recover. People come back from 2 losses reasonably often, but I don’t think her heart is in it any more. Her main issue is she leaves her head still just waiting to be punched.

        • Juan Diablo

          This isn’t just 2 losses tho, it’s a championship career that was built on an anomaly. You would be asking someone who owned the game to go back and start from scratch. Her skill set no longer works in the current landscape of women’s MMA. Edmund engrained so many bad habits in her, during a time which are succeeded in spite of him. She is done

        • Bo Lee

          Many people do. None of the people who bought into the “unbeatable” rap do though. Look at Mike Tyson. He was “unbeatable.” Until he got beat, and he never recovered from that loss. When a champion buys into the whole “unbeatable” thing, they can’t recover from a loss. A champion who knows they can lose tend to recover a lot better. They believe they aren’t invincible. When someone believes they are invincible, they can’t handle it when they lose.

          • jimmyJackson

            Tyson had other issues. He never made a comeback because of a false rape accusation

    • nocboy

      Uh, no. Buh-bye.

    • bobolob .

      It got her 3 million dollars and an easy track to Wrestlemania in 2017 for another huge payday. Not disputing your points, but she won last night as much as she lost. She definitely does need to reevaluate herself and her team if she’s genuinely serious about fighting again. Probably best not to fight the champ in her first fight back either. Built up to that.

      • WildSunShine

        Same thing I believe, said it before. She first should have had a prior fight so she could be more prepared for this big event. Not fighting for a little over a yr and then in her return back in the ring she fights a current champion who’s been constantly fighting it was obvious that it wasn’t going to be easy. I am sure she would have won it if more prepared and if didn’t won, at least she wouldn’t have been defeated that quickly!

        • John Blocker

          Are you kidding me? Rhonda had no chance in this fight. Nunez is a beast and well be champion for a long long time

          • WildSunShine

            So was Rhonda…she was a long time champion. Was undefeated until last year where it didn’t go well as it didn’t this time either. Later it’ll be the same with Nunez, will remain undedeated until somebody else comes in and takes her place. Unfortunately that’s the way it always is.

          • John Blocker

            Agreed. But to say Roussey would have won is ridiculous. SHE HAD A YEAR TO PREPARE!!!! Obviously overmatched

          • Eaglesgurl

            Nunez is a man

    • Mike James

      Exactly. She made a huge mistake not dumping her coaches. They let her down big time.

      • Burt Fleming

        http://smackhisface.com/2016/12/31/leaked-coach-edmonds-corner-audio-from-ronda-rousey-vs-amanda-nunes/

        The guy is not perfect I will admit but he did give her all the proper instruction in the fight. Ronda just went rogue and got HERSELF into trouble. Edmond is the scapegoat for Ronda’s lack of skill once again…

        • Robert Vargas

          Nope! Wrong! She should have fired everyone and gone to the Kodokan to refine her Judo to world class level again and then after that; hired Avivit Cohen; Rickson Gracie; Kenneth Chung; Pat Miletich; Cung Le; and Cecilia Braekhus to work on her fighting skills and also hired her strength and conditioning people and I can name many including many former military personnel to get her in extreme shape within 8 weeks. And for her sparring partners she should have had full contact sessions with grown men like Pat Miletich and Cung Le. But if you hire an amateur coach you are going to get an amateur fighter! One full year of hard good training and conditioning everyday without any distractions like commercials, movies, or anything else and she would have destroyed Nunes or anyone. Between 28-32 is when most athletes hit their prime and Nunes is there. Ronda seems to be past her prime in her prime years but if she can look past this loss and surround herself with the best then maybe one day again she can be the best before the life clock of prime runs out. Everyone is expecting her to retire. I hope she just disappears for a while and comes back the best. Not just the best that’s ever been but the best that will ever be.

        • Nobody

          He kept telling her she was doing great, when she was getting the snot beat out of her the first fight. Proper instructions my ass. the guy is a clown.

        • Yazz

          I think he kept telling her to clinch and she wasn’t any good at that so she kept getting punched in the face.

      • David Twardy

        Coaching is overrated. At some point it comes down to the athlete to. Say in hockey the coach can scream all night but he’s not going to bat a puck out of mid air and win the game.

        • Yazz

          I agree in terms of having some natural ability. She doesn’t seem like she has much of a natural striking ability. Sure looks great hitting pads but it’s a different world when an accomplished striker is punching you in the face.

        • jimmyJackson

          Not true. You cannot box without good coaching and she was trained by a fraud

    • disqus_UUP3GO24hR

      “…she will be champ once again.” Not by a long shot. There is an abundance of tape out there to review and there are fighters out there that are far better on their feet than she is. She doesn’t stand much of a chance with anyone who is good on their feet. Make no mistake, her judo is world class and she could probably go back into competitive judo and kick the crud out of anyone, but this is a different game, and its only evolving. This does not get better for her at this point.

    • I’m not racist my dog is black

      She would have lost regardless, there’s only so much you’re going to win off of submissions. Her jaw isnt as strong as her ego, she had her shine just like all champs now it’s time for somebody else.

    • MrNiceCar

      Were you complaining about her trainer when she built a 9 fight win streak with that same trainer?

      • bananaboy

        and did u saw who she beat?

        • MrNiceCar

          You mean literally every single top contender she had to face?

          • R.C. Romero

            The Division changed GREATLY since she last won a fight. Less grappling/jits/wrestling based fighters, more power/precision strikers.

            She OBVIOUSLY didn’t adjust her game to it and it was Edmund’s responsibility to get her there.

          • Burt Fleming

            Top contender??? LOL!!!

          • MrNiceCar

            uhhh YES? She LITERALLY faced the number 1 contender every time… lol dummy.

          • Nobody

            lol @ top contender. Bunch of soccer moms.

          • MrNiceCar

            Again – they were LITERALLY the top contenders lol… Other then cyborg, who else was there for her to fight you reject lol

          • Nobody

            Name 5 dominant female fighters. Your list will end with, rousey, nunes, tate and holm. Holm and Nunes you hadnt heard of before they fought recently. As far as top contenders, they were and are still nobodies. So while she may have beaten the literal top contenders, its more the point of lack of opposition as opposed to her being so bad ass. Womens mma was relatively new and she just happened to be the first “champion” hip tossing soccer moms. Now that real competition is showing up, she’s getting exposed for the clown that she is.

          • MrNiceCar

            What a dumb point – I guess Gracie and Shamrock shouldnt be respected because they were beating up soccer dads in 93?

          • Nobody

            Men’s division has much stronger competition as in men have been fighting alot longer. So it’s not the same. But to an extent, ya. Those guys would eat shit now. Ronda was the first champion, and didnt even win that. She was just given the title. Now, some real competion comes along, and shes getting destroyed.

          • MrNiceCar

            Advances in nutrition and training methods alone mean that practically any athlete today would out compete their counterpart from 20 years ago, and 20 years from now athletes will be better than what we have today. To suggest that Gracie and Shamrock shouldn’t be respected because they would ‘eat shit’ today is just play stupid. Ali and Tyson would eat shit today to based on advances in nutrition and training alone – they too shouldn’t be respected? lol…

          • Citizen X

            No she didn’t.

          • MrNiceCar

            Almost all first round wins too… Crazy.

      • Neil Pestell

        Did you complain to your broker when they recommended you buy Blockbuster the first 5 years? NO. Should you complain when they told you to hold them the last 5? YES. Change is everywhere all the time.

    • Bear75

      She’ll never fight again. It’s easy to blame the coaches, but they can’t fix her mental issues. She needs to be in therapy, not a cage.

      • Robert Vargas

        Therapy never won a championship. Mental issues didn’t drop her hands in the first round. If she was conditioned like a pro those initial shots would have tickled! And if she needs therapy a good coach would have gotten her great therapy. What ever the machine needs the machine gets. If the machine is lacking its because maintenance on the machine is lacking. And her coach is pathetic!

        • bear75

          That’s funny, I seem to remember this obscure champion named George’s st. Pierre that went to a sports psychologist after losing his belt to Matt Serra. Following therapy and adequate training he smashed Serra and regained the championship.

    • Burt Fleming

      There is a video of Edmond as he was miked for the fight. Edmond gave her all the proper instruction, he can’t go in there and fight for her! LOL!!! Ronda decided to go rogue and she paid the ultimate f*cking price. Have a listen:

      http://smackhisface.com/2016/12/31/leaked-coach-edmonds-corner-audio-from-ronda-rousey-vs-amanda-nunes/

      • rufus

        That’s where hours and hours of training come in. Touch gloves isn’t training.

      • Citizen X

        She forgot to move her head. LMAO!

    • David Twardy

      Its not edmonds fault that she ate one shot and broke down mentally unable to even move side to side. The most successful woman’s fighter ever . She has been with him since 2011. People talk like she just switched to boxing randomly before the Holm fight. No one is talking about her stand up game against Bethe Correia. If cruz loses again is everyone going to call for his coaches head?

  • Matt Albrecht

    get a life people and leave her alone

  • Juan Diablo

    That was wack and I’m super disappointed in mom for not releasing a statement about Edmund being a funky butt lovin doodoo head who stole years and money from Ronda while he ruined her life

    • Paul Thibault

      Lol… Her life is far from ruined. She just got millions of dollars to lose. She’ll be just fine.

  • Ben Ramirez

    Ronda is to blame…Edmund sucked and her mom knew it. Ronda didn’t listen to mom..so there. That’s all there is to it.

  • snuff1

    Oh mommy has chimed in….how touching. Womens ufc is a joke…..fake….propaganda.

  • stephengibbs

    This is understandable (and good points) coming from her mother, but most world class athletes have a drive to win and be the best. However, most do not have the luxury to take off a year after a loss. “Coming back after more than a year away took guts”, is confusing. Wouldn’t it take more guts to come back sooner? Holmes could have coasted and waited. And including “zero children” in the accomplishments seems a it odd, especially from a mom.

    • Kimberly Vargas

      What about the rest of her statement? It must have been pretty darn good!

    • Jim Martin

      0 children while unmarried is an accomplishment tin this day and time.

      • jason jean

        No it isnt Jim, go home and take a nap you old fuck

      • diulaylomo

        right…because going down to city hall, signing a piece of paper then opening your legs validates accomplishment. you must have been born in the 30s. Anyone can get married and have kids.

      • David McClintock

        Its only an accomplishment for white people

        • Jim Tone

          Exactly LOL

      • Pamela Chapman

        agree

    • Steve

      You seem to forget that Holm broke her face, she needed a year to recover.

      • stephengibbs

        I was thinking the time was more emotional than physical, but I could easily be wrong. Still, I’m not sure why coming back after a year takes guts.

    • Max T.

      Nice call, I totally missed that one. I don’t know how not having any kids is an accomplishment to a fighter. And can u really list the things U DON’T HAVE, as an accomplishment? As a law abiding citizen, you’re not supposed to get a DUI. Why am I not surprised that her family actually considers that an accomplishment…rolls eyes! Gimme a fuckin break!

    • Jim Tone

      Exactly. People like LeBron and Serena can’t take a year off just because they lost once.

    • Citizen X

      Yes, weird thing to note. And being so competitive that your identity fractures from a loss doesn’t jive well with raising children. What if the child should turn out to be a human being with flaws?

  • Nik Fury

    Awesome Mom.

  • Leslie

    I am savoring her defeat.

    • bobolob .

      No life? Nothing better to domains your time?

  • Leslie

    No room for losers, go make babies.

  • Tuco Ramirez

    LOL. Mommy had to write for her. That’s hilarious

    • Michael Digangi

      Hey leave the woman alone, someone has to write that doctors note, lmao

  • subsamuel01

    Her mistake was taking a year off, Amanda was on a role she had no chance in that fight. They should have gave her a rematch with Holly who is also on a loosing streak or at least a fight with a top 10 fighter before giving her a championship shot. The UFC basically ended her career.

    • bobolob .

      Yeah, putting her up right away against the current champ was a disaster waiting to happen. Huge payday, but she was embarrassed. I felt worse for her after her first loss. This time felt like poor judgment and just wanting a big check for showing up.

    • Steve

      It took a year to get over the beating Holm gave her.

      • Max T.

        It doesn’t take an entire year to recover from a loss. She acted like a lil drama queen/sore loser just for that ridiculous appearance on Ellen, where she cried like a baby and said she wanted to commit suicide. Even Ellen must’ve sat there thinking “my god toughen up a lil, ur crying like a baby on national tv…grow up”!

  • Justin Thomson

    She Forgot to add, zero class and the most over rated fighter in ufc history to her list.

    • Jim Martin

      What did you accomplish by writing that?

      • HowardMac58

        As much as you did replying to it.

        • Burt Fleming

          Oooo, good one. Howard’s still working on his ‘pink’ belt in verbal judo…LOL!!!

      • Max T.

        Justin actually makes a damn good point. A point that some of you on here refuse to acknowledge.

    • Mike James

      Let’s see if you can do 1% of what she’s accomplished. Loser.

      • Mike Clarke

        hype her up some more why don’t you… scum

      • Burt Fleming

        Ronda made 3 million, but after taxes, paying coaches, trainers, rent on buildings and equipment, food, nutrition, custom personnel (doctors, massage therapists, t-shirts, etc…she’ll probably pull 1.2 million. 1.2 million is what Ronda sold her f*cking legacy for dumbass! This ‘Ms. Invincible’ legacy that was her gravy train and her sole reason for doing whatever f*cking stupid movie she was in, was sold for 1.2 million! LOL!!! What has she accomplished? Dana GAVE her the f*cking belt. Dana GAVE her the rematch against Holly and then he extended that olive branch for the next part of the year! What did she EARN? Ronda was trying to win her belt back (as if it actually ever belonged to her) guess what? She can’t even land a punch!!! She can’t EARN her way son. Now tell me again…What has she accomplished that Dana hasn’t GIVEN to her? LOL!!!! Sit and spin fanboy…

      • Max T.

        It’s funny that u say 1%, cuz that’s just about all her skill n talent adds up to. Male fighters who accomplished the same as her never got hyped the way she did. She’s an over-hyped, over-paid clown with minimal talent n skill. And a year is more than enough time for a fighter to recover and improve their skills, so let’s cut the bullshit. Her mother seems to have tunnel vision.

      • Jim Tone

        that doesnt change the fact Rousey is a sore loser

    • Mike Castillo

      still has more money then you lol…

      • LibertyTime

        Because that means what? Pathetic.

      • Burt Fleming

        Nice one Mike, what are you 8 years old? Does mommy know you’re on the internet again? Calm down and take your medication okay? Oh, and it’s ‘…more money than you’, not ‘then you’. F*cking idiot 8 year old, best part of him ran down his mother’s leg and stained the mattress!

  • brendan flanagan

    Not a big fan of rhonda but she was pretty deadly for a long time because of her ground game not her striking. Her coaches are terrible and nunes pointed that out. She has only 2 losses. Jordan lost games/Gretzky and so on. Dont retire get back on the horse stick to what got you to champ . Her arm bars were incredible the way she set them up. Don’t give up your passion in life. Just has to realize your never 100% unbeatable everybody loses sometimes.look at Cruz handeled his loss in a normal way. She could win it again but not by striking. Royce Gracie knew what worked for him – The original champ – 3 fights one night

    • aFriendlyAgenda

      Get back on the horse stick ronda rousy

  • Chuck Johnson

    And she is immature and boorish. So long Ronda, never a champ in my eyes.

  • Todd

    You forgot to point out that her “classless,” immature, and “punkish” approach (even following this fight), have brought on much of the criticism and I know with me…even heightened the critique. Ronda may indeed be a decent person….but, that is contrary to what she has displayed throughout her career. Lets not forget she self-admitted domestic violence which she never had to answer to. She was a one-trick pony (arm-bar) in a pathetic class of competition for four years that apparently had to much ego to work on improving her weaknesses….which ultimately cost her versus Holm and now Nunes. I won’t miss her antics in the octagon.

    • Mike James

      You just resent powerful women. Get used to it, Bucky.

      • Roger

        Dumb, trolling remark.

        • chromaticfrog

          finally, some self-awareness.

      • Daniel

        Nah, I think most of us are really impressed by Nunes, not resentful at all.

        • Yazz

          exactly!

          • Ronald English

            Rhonda is still a Champion and no one can take that from her! There are many hurtful people in the world. They voice opinions without thinking or knowing what’s going on in someone else’s life, or care. All they do is like the sound of their own voice! Rhonda has nothing to be ashamed of and still has a hell of a lot of life left! Live it to the fullest, Rhonda!!

        • Ross Trent

          Until she starts talking more, and showing confidence, then you’ll hate her too.

          • Nibs Niven

            STFU and stop pretending people dislike Rousey because she (was) confident. She’s a poor sport; not very many people like poor sports.

          • Daniel

            I’ve got no issue with Rousey. She did great things for the division, UFC, and MMA generally. However, the division evolved and she did not. I think it’s less about her skill, and more about poor choices in her coaching staff. Before the Holm fight, she said something to the effect of “Holly will keep distance, try and lure me in, counter strike, and probably go for a head kick.” (not an exact quote, going from memory) That was exactly how it played out, but her crew was unable to give her the tools to deal with that.

            For Nunes, it went down just as predictably. Rousey had a really good strategy for her fights, but she committed too fully to that strategy. Strikes to set up for a tie clinch, hip throw, then go for what’s exposed, generally arms. A lot of people give her crap for going to arms so much, but I don’t think that’s her real issue. The initial takedowns got predictable. People were working on cracking that puzzle for a while, but as soon as she became predictable, her days were numbered. I would have liked to see more level changes, shoot for a double, hell, roll in and go for a heel hook. Mix it up and get crazy. Now, if she catches a tie clinch, sure, go for your bread and butter.

            She could actually come back and keep being top ranked, but she has to ditch her coaching staff and go to a better gym. Her corner is terrible.

        • Tim Trowbridge

          I won money on Nunes because I knew Rousey was a wash the moment she lost to Holmes and cried then came out with that suicide shit. I do not bet on LOOSERS and I won 2300 on Nunes because of her Rousey being a rock hard looser.

          • Daniel

            Why would you think anyone is going to be impressed by you calling a +145 fight? I mean really, this was not some huge upset.

      • Max T.

        Exactly which powerful women are u referring to? Definitely not Rousey.

    • aFriendlyAgenda

      “Ronda may indeed be a decent person”

      Thats relative
      I think she is exactly what we’re looking at
      Her mom is annoying too

      But some people will find that charming

    • johnw1104

      I never understood why people were so offended by that attitude of hers given it’s been the norm for many (if not most) fighters for ages now… it generates ticket sales.

      I have to imagine it’s just that a woman was saying these things that had people so shocked, as we don’t bat an eye when male fighters behave that way.

      • Fred Moucatel

        I guess you never pay attention much !! Most all great champions in prize fighting have attitude , its their driving force . Ronda is a fantastic person , but she is also very outgoing and will confront people head on who wrong her or say hateful things about her family or friends . The only person she had a real ongoing problem with was Tate . She cared about people that returned the sediment .Like Cat Zingano . She was hardly a one trick pony , she is a judko and submission expert so it makes perfect sense alot of fights ended in submission . Show a little class and acknowledge her accomplishments !!!!

        • Heki Kahni

          Both Judo and submission are part of the same style. BJJ comes from Japanese Judo. Most of her wins were by arm-bar submission, which is where the one trick pony line comes in. It is when she tried to be a striker against strikers that her weakness was shown very quickly.
          Attitude is not what goes on in the UFC and many other sport fighting organizations. Unless the definition for it is taking for granted being called a mixed martial ARTIST. Talking shit about other people to sell tickets or just because you like to.
          Rousey acted really imbalanced mentally when she coached against Tate. Watch the season again, if you haven’t already.
          But all and all, the UFC does a lot of damage to the general public’s notion of what a Martial Artist is. There is not a lot of class and maturity in it.

          • Paul Shibata-Finn

            As your opinion is worth? ZERO

          • Heki Kahni

            Grow up.

        • Tim Trowbridge

          dude your not gonna get laid so pop your mouth of her titty

          • AndyInCleveland

            Not really sure you’ve got the physics right there brah…

          • Paul Shibata-Finn

            Your a punk who talks like a child

      • John Howard

        Mike Tyson, McGregor, and Mayweather had attitudes. Like you said so well, “it generates ticket sales.” Hell, she sold out the arena with some 20,000 people in attendance.

        • David

          But they made the press conferences and talked crap to sell tickets. After the fight it was over so was the crap talking. Connor showed Ronda how to act after his loss.

        • jimmyJackson

          Mayweather backed up everything he said..and he never talked shit about people he wasnt fighting..he never mentioned GGG for instance. Mayweather hyped up the fights he was in or created drama for likely opponents. Was Rousey really going to fight Mayweather or Laila Ali?! No..she just talked crap.

          • John Howard

            JJ: Mayweather is one of a kind! It’s pretty hard for me to take a negative stance towards Mayweather.
            RR’s career in the UFC will be interpreted by haters and fans alike. In my opinion, it was one hell of a successful run. She changed the UFC from that of a man’s sport to the first ever woman signed to a UFC contract. That’s something Dana White said he would never do!
            FYI: Online sources put her net worth at somewhere between $10 – $12 million. Pretty damn good for a 30-year-old girl from North Dakota. One, in fact, that wasn’t born with a silver spoon in her mouth.
            We disagree … no hard feelings on my part.

      • Jim Tone

        Other fighters had attitudes but they still talked to the media and didnt go into complete hiding after one loss. Rousey is a legend but she’s also a pretty big sore loser. McGregor got choked out and came right back.

      • Heki Kahni

        I do. I don’t care if they are male or female. It is giving martial arts a warped view, with this Pay per view sport fighting. And hype animosity.
        I stopped watching the UFC and the ultimate fighter series after years of watching this go on. I started again, to see Rousey on the ultimate fighter coaching. And I thought; maybe it would be different with females. Nope, she was as bad or worse. The problem really is the UFC. They publicly make statements against this kind of behavior, but they obviously support it for ticket sales.
        In western society, the idea of what being a martial artists is about has been severely damaged.

        • jimmyJackson

          I dont know that I’d agree with that. Being a martial artist is all about being a fighter. If you can’t fight..you’re a poor martial artist. The same is true if you’re a boxer or a Muay Thai fighter. Why shouldn’t that be true for all other martial arts. If the UFC puts an emphasis on a martial artist as a fighter and less as a spouter of cheap TV philosophies..I’m all for that.

          Too many instructors have gotten a pass for shit instruction over the years IMHO.

          Their students came to them to learn to fight..whether it’s in a ring..or for their lives in a self defense situation..or both.

          These people need to deliver. If the UFC makes it harder for them to sidetrack their students away from their desire to become fighters rather than walking fortune cookies..Im all for that.

          • Heki Kahni

            What I am talking about is “Martial Artist”
            If you want to be a western societal fighter, go ahead.
            But if you are going to reply to me, at least understand what I am saying. You talk about Martial artist as if it is a style, because you then go on to say the same with a muay thai fighter or a boxer.

            Those are Martial Arts.
            But sport fighting is just about competition and money. There is nothing in it to make you a better person. You have to bring that into it.

            I don’t really need someone to tell me they are all for that, and make snide comments about walking fortune cookies.

            I said nothing about being a Martial Artists as being a poor fighter.
            If you can’t fight, you have not made the martial into an art. But a Martial artist doesn’t have to be confined in base survival awareness.
            Fear and intimidation and surviving for your life. Which is largely just in people’s heads. The majority of people will not have to fight for their life.
            With Ronda, her awareness for fighting is based on trying to intimidate the opponent. Which is what Bullies do, and when you call them on it, they often go off and hide in a hole.

          • jimmyJackson

            Mi Gawd .. listen here..sport fighting as you put it has been part of martial arts since their inception.

            I dunno which art you practice but lemme tell they ALL have sport fighting included as part of their repertoire.

            And that part is absolutely essential in building the ability of a martial artist to defend themselves.. so yes..if you cant fight.,.you’re useless as a martial artist.

            You think attackers will let u go because you can pose funny and speak in proverbs?

            You have to be able to fight..that’s the raison d’aitre of ALL martial arts. That’s ALWAYS been the case.

            Boy if you don’t recognize you better research whichever art you practice eh?

            As I said I appreciate that MMA has brougt fighting front and centre..where it’s supposed to be.

            I think they’ve pushed back against the fortune cookie martial artist created by Hollywood and poor instructors.

          • Heki Kahni

            I understand that you have focused your awareness on the physical aspect of fighting.
            And I already know everything you are saying about body mechanics. I know that not all UFC or MMA fighters are assholes. I said someone has to bring it into the sport, because the sport doesn’t encourage it by its business and fight hype nature. You don’t need to educate me on MMA and the UFC. I have been watching it since UFC 1. Being a better person, is one thing, being a better physical fighter is another.
            And many martial arts have a competition aspect.
            I have studied several, but now I am studying Shaolin Kung Fu.
            Wushu has taken Shaolin applications and made it into a sport.
            But wushu is not shaolin kung fu.
            When you talk about the fortune cookie martial artist created by Hollywood, there is no clearer, louder way to say, you don’t actually know much about actual martial arts.

            If all you know about, let;s say, shaolin kung fu, is what you seen in the Kung Fu movies, then it is just a matter of respect to withhold second guessing it.

            Because you really don’t know.

            The points you are trying to make about sparring or fighting real or ring opponents makes you a better fighter.

            Okay, that has nothing to do with the points I initially made.

            A sport competition fighter is called a Mixed Martial artist.

            So naturally people like yourself, think that is what is meant by a martial artist.

            Martial, by itself, means fight. A fight artist.

            Chael Sonnen was one of the few in the UFC and MMA that stated that he did not understand why they called them Mixed Martial artists. He said they are sport fighters.

            The real martial artists, and there may be some in MMA, make the connection of Mind, Body and spirit.

            You can make more snide comments about that, but I don’t care, and it won’t diminish what I know.

            I have been studying MMA for years, and a lot of those fighters are struggling physically, because that is all they have connected to, struggling with opponents, struggling with the social structure of the UFC reality.

            When the Martial and the Art have connected, the less you struggle with yourself.

            Go ahead and cut some more weight by dehydrating yourself.
            Ignore injuries because your coaches ask; “well are you hurt or injured? Do you really want to be a fucking fighter!?!”

            Have your ACL knee operated on, or get your retina severely damaged, like Mitrione. Eventually the MMA fans are going to get sick of looking at you, if you keep winning, like GSP.
            All this had already been going on with Boxing, Football, baseball, hockey, tennis…..sports.

            There are always going to be some that are able to thrive in that environment.

            Whatever ways they may suffer in it, is accepted by them as the way it is.

            There was sport fighting for hundreds to thousands of years.
            Not with Pay per view, but still.

            In the larger scheme of things, Rhonda Rousey is not an asshole. She can be mean.

            But, I mean, you are asking me demeaning questions like:
            “You think attackers will let u go because you can pose funny and speak in proverbs?”

            Technically that would make you an asshole, because it has nothing to do with anything.
            You are not really listening to what I write.

            If you continue doing it, there is no need or benefit to talk to you.

          • jimmyJackson

            Oh and finally Rhonda is an asshole..that has nothing to do with being a fighter. I know lots of great fighters who are savages in the ring and worse than savages if you attack them on the street..but who are really nice people otherwise.

            I know lots of good fighters who are savages..in the ring and out of the ring; that character trait depends on the person really.

            As I said Rhonda is an asshole..and has demonstrated poor judgement throughout her career.

            There’s nothing wrong with intimidating your opponent in the ring..or leading up to a bout..thats what you’re supposed to do.

            Her problem is she never learned how to turn it off after a fight..and she always tried to fight folks out of her league..Mayweather etc.
            She acted like a jerk.
            Also she seemed to suffer from poor coaching..her punching was awful when fighting Holly..in spite of the hype her coach built around her boxing skills.

          • jimmyJackson

            “But sport fighting is just about competition and money. There is nothing in it to make you a better person. You have to bring that into it.”..wrong..wrong..wrong

            It’s actually incredibly difficult to become a good sports fighter.. (sport fighting is essential to your becoming good at self defense FYI..you need to face an opponent who is trying to beat you)

            It tests your perseverance no end..the training hours are incredibly long..mastering it also makes you a better instructor..there are things you learn through sport fighting that cant be learned through practicing forms or bag work.

            things like feinting..footwork..proper bio mechanics..of application of your attacking tools..timing..use of distance..use of aggression..developing good fighting strategy..reacting well to losses (because you will lose..you’ll also get cheated by biased judges..sport fighting helps you learn how to deal with unfairness in life )etc.

            All the things that are absolutely necessary for self defense..

            Mastering those things alone is an exercise in perseverance..it isnt easy to master them..so yah..sport fighting does make you a better.. stronger person.

      • David

        Talking crap to generate ticket sales is one thing. When the arena is sold out and you take to twitter with expletives about your opponent…… or after you beat an opponent and yell at her while on the ground…

        That’s not for selling tickets. Imagine if Holly or Amanda had treated her with the same level of “sportsmanship?” Ronda was already about to cry in the ring!!

        But no, they respected the game, treated her with the respect all fighters deserve. Calling her a role model was asinine.

      • jimmyJackson

        Really? Saying she was a bigger fighter than Floyd Mayweather and that she could beat up Floyd? Then got her ass handed to her by Holly?
        Say what you want about Floyd but he backed up everything he said. He didnt talk nonsense the way she did. Oh yes..and remember wheh she started shit with Layla Ali?
        She got what was coming to her.

    • Jonnie Veal

      Reality came to Ronda and the over excited Dana White.

    • Magee

      I have three words for you: The Diaz Brothers. What’s god for the goose is good for the gander.

      • David Twardy

        Thats 16 words

        • Magee

          The period ends a sentence. I have three words for you – colon – The Diaz Brothers period. end of sentence. Next sentence… What’s good…

      • Yazz

        Many people that don’t like all the smack talk also don’t like the diaz brothers, conor mcgregor etc.

    • Robert Vargas

      You will never do better. You will never be a household name. You will be the champion of nothing. You criticize her and you have no place to do so. And her division isn’t weak. Nunes was beat by Zingano and then Rousey finished Zingano in 0:14 seconds. Then Nunes changed her training and coaching. Holm defeated her and then Holm was in turn defeated by Tate who lost to Rousey twice. Rousey was just that damn dominant, but Edmond Tarverdyan turned a legend into an amateur. Rousey is a great person and you may not like her image portrayed in the media, but she is an amazing person with more accomplishments at the highest levels of Judo and MMA than most will ever get. A Two Sport World Champion! She is a young loyal person and that loyalty to her coaching and training probably cost her. Nunes may own the division for a while but Rousey fought and won 8 straight pro mma world championship fights if you include Strikeforce as well and that is the shit of legend. She beat many of the fighters still in her divisions top 10 and if she stays in the fight game she would still be the 6th Ranked Bantamweight in the World. Of all the MMA women Bantamweights on the planet being 6th is still an awesome achievement, but for three years she was number one. I’m just a fan. Realistic though. I think she should have done the media blackout and got in shape like she did but also fire her staff and surround herself with proven people to build her back up to be champion again. That didn’t happen and she got exposed again. There are some great trainings out there she overlooked big time and she needs to finish learning Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and get that Blackbelt. She will probably quit but she is only 29 and could change it up and get back to owning the UFC Belt still even after two consecutive devastating defeats. But you don’t like her “immature approach” hahahaha. Rousey is a better person than most people. She makes mistakes in the public eye and the public picks at the ;little petty mistakes she makes. Like you. I have my accomplishments. Ronda has hers….do you have yours?

      • hunger4justice

        I hope she takes some time to regroup. I hope she gets a better boxing coach and she comes back to finish what she started, at the top of her game.

        • Paul

          I think the fire is gone. Think about it, she’s been competing at a world level since the age of 14, an age 99% of athletes are still at a high school level. The she transitioned to MMA and carried an entire division in the UFC. Now she’s rich, has 4 movie deals and a Pantene campaign worth millions, she doesn’t need to fight anymore.
          More telling though, she was talking about retiring at 30 before the Holm fight. She said herself about a year before, if you’re thinking about retiring, then it’s time to retire. Her fighting now is more about a fitting ending to her legacy than any desire to fight. At most she should take one more non title fight to wrap things up on a good note then retire.

        • Brady Jay Reimann

          She took 13 months ! LoL

      • Bo Lee

        He may never do better. I won’t. You won’t. But someone will. No one is unbeatable. When someone believe they can’t be beat, when they are beaten, they never recover from it. Doesn’t make her a bad person. Actually it makes her a victim to some degree.

        • Strype

          You said it yourself. Nobody is unbeatable. Perhaps people would be better off when it comes to accepting defeat if they’d stop thinking they were.

      • Paul

        She accomplished more by 17 (at the Olympics) than Todd will do his entire life. Todd sounds like a “safe space” kinda guy.

        • Yazz

          How do you know this about Todd? Maybe he’s a rocket scientist and has accomplished a lot in his life.

        • Big E

          Paul, do you know Todd? Do you know about his accomplishments and whether or not he has taken risks in life? “Safe space kinda guy?” What about you? I mean, somebody states an opinion on a discussion forum and all someone like you can do is resort to put downs. That’s not the point! If you can’t bring anything halfway intelligent to the discussion, stay out of it!

        • Jim Tone

          You sound like a “alt right” bigot kinda guy

        • David

          Why do people pull this lame excuse with Ronda? Do you do it when other athletes are criticized? With NBA players or any pro sport? Probably not.

          “LeBron sucks!”

          “Yeah but he is rich and could dunk on you when he was only 14. He accomplished more in his life than you ever will!”

          Gtfoh, Ronda is getting roasted because she is a poor sport and all of us who watched mma before her hate all the special treatment she gets. Even Connor was severely punished for missing ONE presser. Ronda gets to miss everything but a face off (which she pouted off stage) and the weight in.

          Good riddance.

          • Strype

            I entirely agree, David. I don’t understand why so many people are overlooking the fact that she’s simply an asshole. The moment she beat Miesha Tate, and Miesha stood up and extended her arm in attempt to congratulate her, and she basically told her “f@ck off,” and walked away… I lost all respect. And she has done nothing but fall deeper into that hole ever since.

            It’s truly sad because of how much potential she had. Not only to continue her reign as champion, but to be that “role model” that everybody wanted her to be. But instead, she has chosen to flaunt her terrible attitude and lack of manners as well as continued to receive coaching from a set of arrogant yes-men who could clearly care less about her talent and her public image because all they can see is dollar $igns.

          • David

            I have that still on my laptop somewhere, pathetic. People excuse Ronda because they say if she were a guy, no one would care. It’s b.s. though. Talk all the crap in the world and sell tickets, even on fight night before the fight if it’s your game. I don’t even care she didn’t shake with Holly before their fight, it’s war at that point. But once the fight is over, it’s time to exert some sportsmanship. Good sportsmanship.

            I almost felt sorry for her after this one. Head down holding back tears.
            Then I remember her nose in the air and Tate trying to shake her hand. Or her yelling at little Bethe after she crushed her. Ronda is getting her due. Good riddance.

      • Yazz

        LOL! Where in Todd’s comment did he say anything great about himself? I get so sick of this type of comment. Todd is giving his opinion and you robert are personally attacking him when you don’t even know him. Is rr your friend or something that you have to protect her? Todd is right about the fact that her nasty attitude has turned people against her. She needs to mature.

        • Stephen Armstrong

          Yazz, you ask if Robert Vargas & RR are friend’s. I got ask are you & Todd lovers?

          • Yasemin Jamison

            Not at all! Any other questions?

      • Jim Tone

        Nice idiot rant you typed up there. Rousey talked the biggest game and got her ass beat. Stop making excuses.

        • Tim Trowbridge

          CAN I GET AN AMEN!!!!!!

      • I watch her stiking training with Trav, its all offense from what I have seen. She needs striking defense from boxing, wing chung and aikido. She needs evasion and agility, not stand like a fence post and throw combos. Defend, defend, defend and wait for a mistake to capitolize apon with her best in the universe Judo.

        • Vic Rodriguez

          I couldn’t agree with you more; it is defensive, smart training what she needs. Obviously is up hill now but just because of the media and public opinion. As determined as she is, I think she can do it against all odds and I wish she would, maybe needs to change trainers, who knows but it would be a pity if she doesn’t come back, I think she’s still has fire and I think she still has the support from the public; she’s done so much for women, especially in the MMA and she’s still admired. My humble opinion.

      • jimmyJackson

        yea yea..she’s a good martial artist true.
        she’s achieved a lot..true
        she’s also an asshole..also true.
        and she was overconfident and didnt prepare properly for her bout with holly..and maybe her last one as well.

    • Nisroc

      Did you lose bet? I have followed Ronda for a long time and you talk about immature and punkish yet you do not mention Macgregor. She is young and has done far more in her lifetime than many of us will. Tell me have you ever been immature or punkish in your life. Please be quiet!

      • Yazz

        The reason Conor Mcgregor isn’t mentioned is because the article is about ronda rousey. lol

        • Nisroc

          comparison pal!

    • Zach Netzel

      So does Nunes and everyone other UFC fighter. You are watching the wrong sport if you think that is never to be expected. Regardless I’m sure Ronda can look at you and you’d be on the ground crying like a little bitch. No one cares that you have something poor to say about someone you don’t know. So go get back to being worthless.

      • Yazz

        It’s funny that you are criticizing Todd for something you are doing.

      • THenextcoming..

        Please Rhonda is a Bitch..came to my gym once to do some pad work, was getting frustrated because she couldn’t get the combos and her technique was quite horrible, so her and her 9 person entourage scouped her up and left. didn’t even say hi to anyone in the gym..

      • Mark Markab Beckford

        Wait a minute he’s worthless because he stated his opinion, she does comes off as a bad sport, and her mother is doing what she’s suppose to do, u acts as if u k ow her personality

      • Tim Trowbridge

        She cried like a poor ass looser Nunues never cried about her loss and then said she wanted to commit suicide. Rousey is a spoiled bitch period.

        • Zach Netzel

          She worked how long to be a champion at something that big of course she cried. Have you ever taken a leap toward a dream and then gotten shit on multiple times? You talk like she is a spawn of Satan yet you know nothing except media and the few minutes you see before/during/after her fights. Is that all you need to judge who a person is? Typical social media era. Maybe you want to rewatch Nunes in every aspect of this fight as well and tell me she wasn’t acting like a fuckin bitch. I’m sure you actually like her so it will be biased anyways.

          • Tim Trowbridge

            yep Nunes was acting like a bitch I do not blame her. All the hype on Rousey and that is it. She was mad because as she said there is a LOT of talent in that division and they get over looked because they pump Rousey down the throat of everyone and they are tired of it and her. So yeah I say she had every right to act like a bitch and I knew from all the BS she would win because Rousey fell into that CELEB mentality and fell away from what she made money doing and that was fighting. Also you have no idea who or what I know about anyone so do not tell me I base my comment on what little I see after a fight or on social media that is a joke. I will not go into what I do everyday but I will say she got what she deserved because she focused on what the game was no BS she came to fight and she made Rousey pay. Have a nice day.

          • jimmyJackson

            Other people lose without reacting that way. Losing is a part of any sport. The The people Rhonda beat before wanted to win too. She beat them and they didn’t quit. There’s a difference between their toughness and hers.

    • Paul

      One trick pony Todd? Did you fail high school math? She has finishes by arm bar, 2 knockouts, and a TKO by knee to the liver. That’s 3 tricks Todd.
      And the beauty of the armbar was, every opponent knew it was coming, trained to stop it and still tapped to it!! As far as the attitude, it was that attitude that got women into the UFC. Without Ronda, the women’s division would have folded when Strikeforce folded and chump change in Invicta would be the best a woman could hope for. Ronda matched McGregor for the largest paycheck for a single MMA fight, 3 million.
      Dana said no women in the UFC. It took someone loud and menacing to change his mind. Ronda talked the talk and walked the walk. She finished fighters, no judges needed. And the only fighters she really talked crap about, like Tate, talked crap about her first. Nunes won’t be able to carry the torch Ronda carried for years. She’ll carry the belt fine, but she won’t command the pay or sell the PPV’s like Ronda. And, already having 2 knockout losses to UFC fighters Ronda finished, Nunes might last a year as champion. She barely eeked out a decision against Shevchenko.

      • Yazz

        But she did light ronda up like a christmas tree and kept her belt!

      • Nibs Niven

        “Without Ronda, the women’s division would have folded when Strikeforce folded and chump change in Invicta would be the best a woman could hope for.”

        Sorry, not buying it. There were plenty of great women fighters around. Rousey was the head of a hype train built by the UFC to sell tickets.

    • rsdadvocate4u

      I admit I know nothing about women’s fighting,however I do know the name Ronda Rousey. And I do know that wrestling and fighting et al like this is as much about the ” hype” as the fight itself?! My question for Todd, is this” Do you judge men who fight in the same sport/entertainment field as harshly as you are judging Ronda? I seriously doubt it. The double standard is alive and well. When men who fight and wrestle professionally talk smack & act ” punkish, classless, & immature” my guess is it is chalked up to entertainment, and part of the sport. You guys indeed encourage it, laugh about it,high five each other, et al. A woman enters a ” man’s ” sport and the dynamic-conversation changes…..

      • jimmyJackson

        Yes Everyone judge’s a poor sport as a poor sport regardless of gender. For example no one called Gina Carano a poor sport
        Because she never was. Rhonda has demonstrated those traits throughout her career. That’s her character and I think that character made Her lose.

    • Ahchaad

      110% spot on Todd!

    • Danny Koval

      Todd has insecurity issues and probably a micropenis

    • Cerissa Robinson

      Agreed I knew she was gone get her ass beat when she walked off during pre lims

    • badboyrico21

      that attitude that ronda might have is her mental preparation for her fight..who cares if it offends you sensitive people who believe you have to have on a smile, ronda might be a little crazy but what fighter isnt crazy thats what i takes to get into the cage..

  • Flynn Kelly

    All you people talking shit, how many fights have you won, how many times have you manned up or woman upped and stepped into a ring of any sort and put it all on the line? Until you have done so or walked in her shoe shut the fuck up. You have absolutely no room to talk! That said I would have to agree that Nunes was not the best choice for a first fight back. Should have worked back up to it.

    • aFriendlyAgenda

      I’d beat the isht out of you for 3 million dollars

      I’ll even cut your head off for an extra 50 bucks

    • jason jean

      Bc we have to be in the SAME EXACT SCENARIOS TO CRITICIZE SOMEONE. Actually kill yourself you ignorant fucker, she lost and lost terribly after a year long hiatus whatever mean words on the internet she gets she derverse and better take in stride

      • chromaticfrog

        lol such triggered

      • Citizen X

        Derversify your hiati!

    • disqus_UUP3GO24hR

      As a consumer who paid to watch the fight, anyone can say what they want.

      • Tim Matthews

        Didn’t want to answer his question? lol

      • Citizen X

        As a purchaser of a modern electronic device, I can write what I want, even if it is belligerent and false. Yay!

    • Elpichi

      Who gives a fuck

    • Mario Maracho

      I agree. After a year of doing anything and with the big hole that Holms KO made into his mind Ronda needed a comeback fight with a somebody just to regain confidence.

    • Burt Fleming

      LOL!!! F*ck you boy! Flynn Kelly…don’t think I have ever heard that name in any of the sports pages and yet you flap your f*cking lips! The world is a mean place f*cktard, she can go ahead and disappear again.

      • Citizen X

        It’s spelled Phuctarred… duh.

    • rufus

      No coming back. She’s another Frank Mier.. scared of getting hit. No bueno.. to the trash can. Who’s next?

    • Citizen X

      Her shoes are too small.

  • Mark Antonuccio

    I admire the courage it takes to step into the ring and take punches. She has accomplished a lot in her life, and she has much to be proud of. The career of most UFC fighters and most boxers is short. These are mean and brutal sports and my heart and goes out to her.
    Some accuse her or being arrogant, but you have to believe in yourself to win. She may never fight again, but she has left her mark.
    I’ve never been the best at anything. Most of us are used to being average Jills and Joes. It would be tough to spend your whole life to reach the top, and then have it all gone.

  • Nick James

    I’d take that loss for 3 million.

  • Ken Krampert

    For all of her accomplishments, one would think she may have learned some manners and sportsmanship along the way. She is disliked because she disrespects her opponents and the sport by her petulant behavior.

    • Cynthia Alvarez

      Exactly!

  • Ron Esteller

    I am a martial artist of 50 years, I have trained traditional MA, fought in the old blood and guts no equipment days, and I kick boxed in the 70’s, so i am saying his with a little bit of experience both as a fighter and a trainer.
    1. F the UFC, they care NOTHING about their employees, my daughter is married to a top 10 UFC fighter and they struggle to live, he has fought three of the baddest dudes on the planet and made peanuts for his work, has no medical coverage no retirement, no financial future, why? because he is not an Ahole, he has values and is a true martial artist, all the UFC cares about is the idiots like CM, and other Aholes that make the UFC what it is, a freak show.

    2. Rhonda was a darling of Dana, she was a milk cow for the UFC, but she is loyal to a fault, in this day of “fighters” jumping camps that is a rare trait, yes Edmond was a horrible trainer for her, but he was HER trainer and she was loyal to him, I admire that, even if it was the wrong decision for her.

    3. You CANNOT take away her accomplishments on the mat, have YOU been in the Olympics, have YOU stepped on to the mat to test YOURSELF? probably not, so STFU,
    I am not saying this to anyone in particular, just to the haters that dont know Shit!

    4. The UFC used her and put her in this position to lose, why? to promote her, to make more $$$, they brought her back too fast .
    Now, i am not even a Rhoda fan, I never particularly liked her personally, but I understand her as a competitor, she is driven and focused, and that can be misunderstood.

    • aFriendlyAgenda

      “i am not even a Rhoda fan”

      Me neither
      I’m more of a golden girls kind of guy

      • chromaticfrog

        good for you

  • James Dominguez

    So she’s the one who made her a crybaby badsport.

  • Lisa Marie Garcia Garciachampi

    Our children are not perfect but I can see why mom is overall proud of her daughter because the world see’s Rhonda only as a fighter but mom’s will always be more concerned about who there children are in character – you have a right to be proud of your daughters discipline and that she has not fallen from grace in so many areas where many famous athletes have. Rhonda can regroup perhaps change it up as there is a blue print on her (she needs boxing defense skills) Best wishes and God Bless you and your family with whatever you all decide to do from here on out!

    • aFriendlyAgenda

      Ronda has accomplishments for her and her mom to be proud of

      But getting razzed by the publicc is part of the territory if you want to be a celebrity and achive that kind of fame

      Dont play victim about it

  • Abel Rodriguez

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/36fb3ca240d1c8def0349e4f58af0428182a0d05aa57afa7d23580dabe9bc54d.jpg Humans are the worst animals on the planet. We shit on each other any chance we get. And at the end of the day, it does not matter one bit who is the champ and who is not.

    • LP

      Then if it doesn’t matter, why are you commenting here? Why aren’t you out making the world a better place?

      In other words, I’m asking you to STFU!

      • Citizen X

        I concur! But he’s right… Humans are despicable in many ways. Nice people get taken for the fools they are, because chit ain’t as Rosey as we wish. Wadda ya gonna do?

        • Jamie Eyles

          Labial swinger!!!!

  • As a devoted mother, she needs to gently guide Ronda into seeing that winning doesn’t make her worthy as a human being, and losing doesn’t make her unworthy. I’m not criticizing Ronda Rousey when I say that she operates under false assumptions. No healthy person defines himself or herself so much by winning. Ronda has a lot more to offer this troubled world than her raw judo skills. She has intelligence, spark, and a strong sense of justice. It may be time for her to unfold these beautiful talents, but her overestimation of the value of winning is getting in her way. I’m a 56 year old fourth degree black belt woman. I have a ton of respect for her and what she has done for women in the martial arts. It’s from this profound respect that I want her to understand that she is too caught up in the sheer win, and not respectful enough of the journey, of being just another fighter at times. Ronda needs to be allowed to lose, and there comes a point where, if she doesn’t accept that, she destroys herself. I really want the best for her, and I hope that she finds peace with not being an invincible warrior because there are no invincible warriors. I really do hope that Ronda finds peace and happiness.

  • Jim Coloma

    She can lose as many fights as she wants toll she decides to win.

  • Jeff G

    I have a feeling her career is over he’s not going to fight again she’s going to do acting as he’s going to do the WWE the money’s going to be there but her career in the UFC is over she is not going to go back she definitely needs another team behind her to work on her boxing skills she’s not a boxer she needs help in boxing and then I think she has a chance until she figures that out she should not step in the Octagon again

    • Citizen X

      I believe her acting career is over, including WWE.

      • Jamie Eyles

        Complete douchery….

        • Citizen X

          Poor sport – just like Rhonda. Yes, you are a genius. I bow to your awesomeness! Maybe think of your own words?

          • Jamie Eyles

            Another loser. Just like all the Ronda haters. Cant do anything with your own life so you turn your focus on hers. Maybe get your own life????

          • Citizen X

            You don’t know me. I don’t hate Rhonda. A smart person doesn’t jump to conclusions just because he gets his feelings hurt. She performed poorly and was not adequately prepared. She is also a rude, poor sport. It’s safe to say that neither of us have a life – why else would we return to this thread? Because we’re Fanatics. Calm down, dude.

          • Jamie Eyles

            And u dont know me either. Quit getting all hot and bothered by anything and everything i post. Remember, you replied to me. Not the other way around. Harden up princess 🙂

          • Citizen X

            I know you’re an asshole. Don’t fool yourself – you wouldn’t last 48 seconds with me, boy. Tell me where you are and I’ll prove it.

          • Jamie Eyles

            Right back at ya douche. Youll do nothing because you are nothing. Crawl back up ya moms azz from where ya came boy….

          • Citizen X

            What’s your address?

          • Jamie Eyles

            Ive already given u my address rambo. You’ll do nothing with it because you’re a porcelain princess

          • Citizen X

            I replied to you bafoonery. Don’t be scared. Tell me where you are. I want to give you a hug.

          • Citizen X

            Really. You’ll like me when you get to know me. We can play dollies together.

          • Jamie Eyles

            Yep its clear now my first post and every subsequent post has gotten to you. I feel for you nancy…..

          • Citizen X

            You’re a tough guy, right? So how about that address?

          • Jamie Eyles

            You really are mentally handicapped arent you princess???
            Truth too tough for u to digest??
            Address….9 shortland street werrington county 2747 sydney Australia phone number 0296730661. I will hear/ sew from you soon tough guy. Dont forget your handbag nancy LMAO 🙂

          • Citizen X

            As I suspected… Pure Bitch. No wonder you like these forums.

          • Jamie Eyles

            Still waiting nancy

          • Jamie Eyles

            Yet another imbecilic azzclown who talks the talk but cant walk the walk……Tragically pathetic

          • Jamie Eyles

            Still waiting patricia!!!! Im 6″6 and 245 and would knock 14 different kinds of crap out of you. Tic toc tic toc……

          • Jamie Eyles

            Well come on bozo….. im waiting??? You’ve got my address now do something with it other than crying to mommy

          • Jamie Eyles

            As I suspected. Nothing more than a panty waste girls blouse. Hit the bricks nancy and take ya justin beiber attitude with ya :):):)

          • Citizen X

            Awe. They erased us. That was getting good. Thanks for the laughs…. Catch ya on the flip side, Jamie. Kisses.

          • Jamie Eyles

            No they didnt. Still here nancy. All scared like the little woos u were born as. Run back to mommy who will make the pain go away lol
            Child

          • Citizen X

            I wish I could, bro.

          • Jamie Eyles

            I bet ya could too 🙂

          • Citizen X

            I don’t get it.

          • Jamie Eyles

            Of course you don’t get it. People like u rarely do…….OUCH

          • Jamie Eyles

            Poor little citizen woos when push came to shove you caved and crumbled like the pathetic bottom feeder you are. Typical insignificant loser……

          • Citizen X

            I don’t claim to be significant, but as a point of fact, I win most things I put my mind to. I like that you didn’t call me a “looser.” Maybe you are smart.

          • Jamie Eyles

            Because its “loser” not “looser”

          • Citizen X

            Well, which is it – special or typical? Where you at? Maybe I’ll buy you a beer.

          • Jamie Eyles

            Im assuming you can read. Ive already posted my address……..

          • Citizen X

            Can’t find it.

          • Jamie Eyles

            Well its right there in amongst the other 300+ posts……

          • Citizen X

            Lol. Just tried that. What state?

          • Jamie Eyles

            new south wales

          • Citizen X

            Couldn’t afford it. Kids in college and at home. And being a loser…

          • Jamie Eyles

            Use google earth to find it then pretend you had enough stones to follow through with your empty threats earlier

          • Citizen X

            Aside from the pain it would cause my family, I’m not afraid to die. Well, maybe a little. Yes, they were empty threats. It was a mental game to see if you would crack. You must have a little bit of Crazy in you.

          • Jamie Eyles

            Ooooooh yes. Im old enough and smart enough to not care what I say or who I upset. I would die right now if I had the courage to pull the trigger

          • Citizen X

            Fuck, dude. That’s terrible. I’ve been there – almost hospitalized against my will not long ago.Sorry to hear. I don’t hate you. Damn if we’re not a bit similar.

          • Jamie Eyles

            Im sorry too. Im a huge defender of Ronda. She saved my life 20 months ago after a failed suicide attempt. I owe her everything.
            Sorry for the BS I posted at you…….

          • Citizen X

            No worries. Forget the past bullshit I said. My email is undead66@live.com
            I offer my friendship. I will support you in any way that I can. Honestly, I am not the hater I seem to be.

          • Citizen X

            My email is irony, almost like it was meant for our friendship. It really is: undead66@live.com
            I am here for you, brother. Seriously. I’m not superstitious, but this almost seems like it was meant to be. Contact me and I will treat you with respect and kindness. It hurts to know that you are suffering. You seem to be a good man after all. Peace.

          • Citizen X

            My name is Ivan. I live in the state of Washington in the US. I’m not a hater and I feel terrible for kicking a man when he is down. I should have been more thoughtful.

          • Jamie Eyles

            Hmm, maybe. I find it very hard to trust anymore. Especially here. That’s why a lot of my posts are aggressive and a tad angry. I need to vent somehow lol!!. I’ll think about it bro. Appreciate you reaching out :):):)

          • Citizen X

            I get it. I also have trust issues and a history of venting through social media. What if we are attacking people who have real issues in their lives? I need to stop. You can vent through me if you want. After all, I’m special. A smart guy recognized it. Lol I may be an asshole, but you can trust that I will listen and lend what support I can. Hope to hear from you.
            Ivan

          • Citizen X

            Not very good at this. Rarely troll actually. You stuck out, so I went after you. By the way, I trained harder than anyone around me and rarely lost. I know what it takes to be an elite athlete. Of course, I’m not anymore. But I’m confident that I could beat you a chess or Scrabble. Lol.

          • Jamie Eyles

            Ive never played chess but im a wiz at checkers

          • Citizen X

            Lol. I’d smash you at checkers! LMAO!

          • Jamie Eyles

            In ya dreams……….

          • Citizen X

            I got beat a bunch of times a few years ago and developed a strategy that rarely fails. Abandon the back row!

          • Jamie Eyles

            I learnt that a while back. Playing dumb also helps. Land a quad jump on them and leave them in tears

          • Citizen X

            Lol

          • Jamie Eyles

            Scared…..just as i thought. Making up lies to run to mommy. Hope shes proud she raised a b!tch….:)

          • Citizen X

            I don’t see it, but oK, fine. If you are really so serious, then please allow me to be your verbal bitch. Well played.

          • Jamie Eyles

            Well you are the tough troll who brought up addresses. Like u were ever going to do anything!!!! LMAO :):):)

          • Citizen X

            You got me. Thought I could scare you. Lol

          • Jamie Eyles

            Unless you bring your keyboard with you to hit me………..

          • Citizen X

            Why keep bringing up my mom? She’s been dead a long time.

          • Jamie Eyles

            Because I felt like it……..Next???

          • Citizen X

            I have daughters. You can talk shit about them if you want. Lol

          • Jamie Eyles

            Nah, having daughters that sell themselves as street hookers is punishment enough for you. That explains your anger issues lol!!!!!!

          • Citizen X

            Most people give up by now. I’m starting to like you.

          • Jamie Eyles

            Most smart people wouldn’t have been all twisted and torn by my first post to begin with. You’re a “special” little boy

          • Citizen X

            I was sticking up for others, actually. You really think emotions and intellect are equal? Why were my philosophy professors fat, divorced, chain-smoking alcoholics?

          • Jamie Eyles

            So its clear you aren’t one of the aforementioned “smart people”
            Gee, what a shock!!!!!!

          • Citizen X

            My phone sucks. That’s why I’m so slow.

          • Jamie Eyles

            Ya phone’s not the only thing that sux lol!!!!!

          • Citizen X

            Yer​ ​mom? Sorry, you kind of set yourself up there. Lol

          • Jamie Eyles

            Well considering yours is 6 foot under and a bag of rotten bones, you kind of left yourself wide open there

  • Brad Austin

    Whats wrong with having children?

    • UnapologeticLiberal

      Me having to help you pay for raising them because you had them before you could afford them yourself?

      • Citizen X

        That was a very liberal remark…

      • Brad Austin

        How very republican of you.

  • Sharon Lopez

    Well said!

  • randi thistle

    ronda has ununrealistic view of herself and doesn’t have the mental backbone to admit defeat. your daughter needs to watch dominick cruz mature and adult way of dealing with a loss. losing is not the end of the world.
    ronda stuck with that silly “i’m mad at the press” act…i mean, seriously?
    dana let her get out of media stuff, so she could “focus” on the fight. when in reality she was too busy wrapped up in somehow trying to be as bitchy towards the press as possible. she acted like “the media” was suppose to beg for her forgiveness for some perceived slight.
    your daughter needs MENTAL health help.

    • Cynthia Alvarez

      And may I add that Connor McGregor was denied that so that he could focus on his training…

  • randi thistle

    you dont have to want to kill yourself to express how bad you hate losing. LOSING is a part of life.

  • Rob Wilson

    I couldnt disagree more. There is nothing wrong with being super intense and competitive. Taking lossed hard, this is what all fighters at that level go through. She doesnt have to like it, she doesnt even have to say much, but to not acknowledge the winners at some point, to not issue something small and to the point, to not offer congrats or pass the torch to some degree in some forum, is wrong. Go look at dominik cruz after his first loss in ten years. You think he isnt intense. He isnt choked, he doesnt take it to heart? Watch his post fight interview and learn some humility and humblness. Its got nothing to do with heart. Cuz he he l has the heart of a champ. Handled himself with class. She really just makes a fool of herself by not making some effort. Sad because she has done so much for the sport. This is part and parcel. You cant win forever.

  • Teri

    I lost all respect for Rousey’s mom when Ronda said her mom once left her to walk home after losing a match. She said it when she was on the Ultimate Fighter.

    • annmariastat

      I’m her mother. That never happened.

      • Max T.

        No you’re not! You’re just some jerkoff with a keyboard and too much time on his hands.

      • rufus

        What else happened mom? Tell us your stories raising Runda.

      • Teri

        Take that up with her. It came out of Ronda’s mouth on TV. I would really hope it didn’t happen.

  • GNP

    Saved by the herb lmao !!!

  • michael1960

    Great statement. Good reminder. Ronda can still be on top if she takes the time to learn to box halfway decently.

    • HowardMac58

      “halfway decently” would be an improvement bigger than Rousey’s ego.

      • michael1960

        She’s got some issues. Not shaking hands, for example, shows she’s immature or needs a big adjustment on her moral compass. I’d still like to see her put it all together one more time. It would be a great story.

        • HowardMac58

          True, but how many successful comebacks have you seen?

          • michael1960

            Not saying it’s likely but I would like to see it. She doesn’t have to be Gennady Golovkin in there, just good enough not to get knocked out and to set up a winning clinch.

    • Citizen X

      Could Holly Holm just take some time and be good enough to compete with Rhonda’s Judo? No. Neither can Rhonda ever catch up with elite strikers – too big of a gap.

      • michael1960

        You’re right, but neither have to be as good as the other. Just good enough. HH managed to get out of a dangerous clinch with RR, but HH will never be as good in Judo as RR. RR doesn’t have to be Gennady Golovkin in the ring with HH. Just good enough not to get knocked out and to get in positions to throw.

  • ozlanthos

    I agree with Nunez…. Ronda had a shit stand-up training team. I knew from the moment the bell rang she was going to get her face boxed off just by the way she was holding her hands. She had no fluidity, no movement, and quite frankly looked like she was in shock before the fight even started.

    -Oz

  • HowardMac58

    Even though her trainers didn’t help her in the ring, you can’t blame them for her loss. She was arrogant enough to keep them on, thus making her alone responsible for her pathetic performance.

  • Sweet Reaper

    There is no doubt she is a talented combat sports veteran who did wonders for women’s MMA. I agree with all the things he mother said except that “she acted in three movies”. That should be changed to participated in 3 movies because there was absolutely no acting from Ronda in any of them lol.

  • Bear75

    Sorry we still hate your daughter do it’s got nothing to do with her accomplishments in life. Musolini was accomplished. He was still an Ahole. Your daughter has a horrible attitude and demonstrates poor sportsmanship. She comes across as coddled and bratty. Whom preytell might be responsible for this little monster?

  • Arlene Cobb

    Ronda’s Mom uses many adjectives to describe to describe her. I think many people would agree that the word “kind” is something she has never displayed in her public UFC appearances. She has acted hateful, arrogant and just downright despicable; in her coaching stint, with her winnings and more than all, in her losses.

  • Rick Reicker

    Keep the faith @Rhonda – you’re a champ and will overcome.

  • Tommy Olsen

    Cobra Kai…she should have “Swept The Leg”

  • Tommy Olsen

    I’ve seen Bulldog Lesbians fight and demolish every table in their path…lol…Ronda aint got it period and couldn’t “Arm bar” her way out of female fights I have seen.

  • cassie richardson

    As a female athlete I have nothing but the highest respect for Rowdy Rhonda. She is one of my heroes, even after losing a fight. She is a super star and I hope she realizes that even the best get beat sometimes. It takes nothing away from her accomplishments and her fortitude to come back and try it again only makes me respect get more. She is a total badass and always a winner in my eyes.

  • Rodney Elkins

    Nunes and Holly Holm,should be a great fight.

  • Kay

    I’d like to see any of you haters in the ring with her. You’d drop first 10 seconds guaranteed… I’d like to see any of you do better, get your heads out of your ass, this girl has guts for trying a rampant champion after being out for so long. I admire her dedication and sass! While there’s haters hating she still has fans following, I’d like to see her in the ring again don’t think her career is over. Ronda Rousey you rock girl!

    • Max T.

      ::ROLLS EYES::

      • Citizen X

        And I raise you a yawn.

  • Al Koholico

    Holly Holm beat Rousey because she was a good striker with superior range and Ronda hadn’t yet been trained to deal with that. It was obvious.

    I thought that couldn’t happen again, and if she had decent trainers, it couldn’t have.

    Does anyone EVER recall this happening to a male? I don’t.

    She approached this fight, against a striker with possibly superior range, as a grappler, and didn’t try to adapt when Nunes’ striking started to win out because she didn’t know how to.

    That’s the fault of her trainers.

    She’s a great fighter, and if properly trained may well recapture the belt, if she wants to.

    Her trainers need to be fired though.

  • Concerned Business

    W.W.E. Here she comes!!

  • Gnome_Chumpskie

    Don’t forget banging Turtle.

  • AllSeasonRadial

    That is probably one of the best things I have ever read between mother and daughter. Good on both of them!

    • Max T.

      Really???? Cuz i thought that as a law abiding citizen, you’re not supposed to get a DUI? Not getting DUIs doesn’t make it an accomplishment. Her mother has a really twisted and skewed pov regarding her daughter.

      • AllSeasonRadial

        I don’t know any of the history of RR. Not particularly a sports fan, most definitely don’t know anything about MMA fighting. Mostly what her mother wrote about her affected me to comment.

        But I do appreciate not running into any drunken MMA fighters on the road.

  • Abu Bakr Salahu-Din

    I’ts not her trainer it’s her heart.

    • rufus

      Her stupid choices too.. could of gone with a legit training camp…

  • Regina Phalange

    Divorces and children make you a bad person? Or less of a good person? Good to know.

  • ggadi

    Well said Ann Maria…

  • Jean Pierre Papin

    It did not look like she was going for the clinch right away, but rather trying to box with her. That was her trainers fault. She’s not a puncher. She should only stick to punching when she has her opponent on the ground and in control. In other words, only to wear them down at that point, to gas them, and cause them to go on the defensive. It’s clear that Edmund missed the obvious on that, and for that he should be fired. That’s the second part. Fire. If she doesn’t have it anymore, don’t even think of coming back. Maybe the allure of $3million brought her back this time, but if she was serious, she should have taken a lesser opponent and let Nunes and Holm batter each other first then taken the winner and one more fight after that. Retire and take the hollywood or WWE gigs then. For me, it looks like she was tempted too hard to come back against a beast of a man, and that might have ultimately foreced a retirement here.

  • Chris Henry

    All shut the fuck up she is trash…..She was pumped up to much…out classed. Fuck her her head was to big……

  • kraus12b

    so everybody is losing but we dont need criziting and hazing on someone..well deserved earned 3 million to take her home. Love the end of story

  • Burt Fleming

    Ronda’s accomplishments in Judo were never in question. It is in the UFC that she has been GIVEN everything…read that again…GIVEN everything. Dana GAVE her the belt, he did not have a tournament to decide the champion. He GAVE it to her. If this, as Ronda says isn’t “..about money..” then your claim that she is the first woman to make a million dollars is a cheap accomplishment to add to a list as are the 3 movies she has been in.

    As to your “she’s never been divorced”. Ronda called out Mayweather for his domestic abuse problems and yet Ronda is dating someone who beat up his wife. Add to that Ronda and Mr. Browne were f*cking each other while he was still married and also while the domestic abuse happened and while he was being investigated. Ronda was and is the ‘other woman’ according to Webb. Don’t ‘church’ her up as if she is some outstanding moral person. Just because ESPN changed the date when they started dating, that does not make it so.

    http://www.yardbarker.com/mma/articles/espn_edits_timeline_of_ronda_rousey_travis_browne_relationship/s1_127_20048602

    As a mother, I am sure you can look past a lot of faults in your daughter, her life and what truly are accomplishments in her life. May I say that now you daughter needs a mother, a mother that won’t be one of the many that ‘blows smoke up her ass’. Be real, be honest and tell her to f*cking retire!

  • If she can’t strike all she has is the ability to twist an opponents arm. Who wants to see that? Boring. Womens mma has passes that low level talent by and PPV fans don’t want to pay to see someone twist people’s arms. Ha! Ha! Ha!

  • Mickey92

    I find it funny that most if not all the people talking shit about her losing this fight have never once even come close to being a Profesional athlete. Yall can say what you want about her, but at the end of the day.. she is still a badass. You win some, you lose some, thats a fact of life. But before yall start throwing stones… look at what you have accomplished, and where you are sitting compare to her… pretty damn sure the difference is astonishing. Keep your head up Ronda, you’re still a badass no matter what haters say.

    • Nobody

      If they didn’t have a category for “women,” she wouldn’t even be a professional athlete.

    • Citizen X

      Lol. Yes, it is astonishing. She is a damaged soul. I hope I never get what she has.

      • Jamie Eyles

        Trust me you dont have what she has. Born basement dwellers like u remain that way

  • Dee Frances Hunter

    I love Ronda rousey, she is still a champion and she don’t need that belt to prove it, don’t let this get you down ronda, there will always be haters ..let them hate,you have such a huge following of people and myself who look up to you,true insperation to us,female role model, I hope to meet you one day to tell you how mu h you infulance my life from before you became campion. .much respect, and to your mum well said you have an amazing daughter.
    Xxxxxxxx The campion of life ronda rousey xxxxxx????????

  • Carlos Gutierrez

    Ronda has accomplish very much in her tender age, and I wish her all the luck in the world in the coming years. I hope she does return, but I seriously believe her trainers need to be changed her training regimen. Go Ronda!!

  • Carlos Gutierrez

    Best of luck in the future, Ronda.

  • thumblaster

    If you act like a d-bag on the way up….people celebrate your fall back down…#karma

  • Lawrence Little

    All she needs is some boxing skills and she’s golden. Her management/trainers should have known that her next opponent would capitalize on this weakness and come out striking. She’s like a deer in the headlights against an opponent who can box.

    • Citizen X

      Some boxing skills… Lol.

      • Lawrence Little

        Yea, in case you didn’t notice, she got beat by Holly Holmes’s superior boxing skills and Nunes’s the same in even less time. You can’t use your ground game when you’re getting punched in the face. She couldn’t block punches or counter punch and she had a year to prepare with those skills.

      • Lawrence Little

        Yea Einstein, “boxing skills.”

  • Eaglesgurl

    This woman has more self discipline in her little toe than most people on this planet!! Now, for her to come back after the fight with Holm deserves respect! You don’t have to like her, but for god sake have some respect for her! There is something people forget, she started female MMA appearances! I’d like to see any one of you guys get in the octagon with her! Her ring persona is just that! She is a very giving person. Let’s grow up a little here and be adults. Remember too, she’s young. Lots of growing to do.

    • Jim Tone

      We respect that she’s a legend. We dont respect that she’s a sore loser who talked a big game and couldnt back it up one bit when she hit adversity

    • Jim Tone

      btw she didnt start female MMA.

    • Citizen X

      Why does she deserve respect for fighting again – that’s what fighters do?

  • assassinator

    Yea yea yea grandma heres a hanky go head * wipe ur eye * #dont cry… IR BABY STILL GOT HER ASS WOOPED * UNDER 60 SECONDS * AND TOOK DAT L NEXT TO MEEK MILL

  • vic1230

    Well , as a mother to a mother your job is to give good advice. My advice would be to save what brain she has left. To find another job. She is nothing but a punching bag for others and the end result will be you taking care of her when she is unable to take care of herself. Or worse in a nursing home due to long term brain injury’s. Really how much thought does it take to see that this sport is causing people long term problems. I am sure she can do good things and not be a punching bag for others. She is done and I would continue to tell her that. Move on to other things Ronda.

  • Richard Flint II

    Ultimate loser.

  • Casey Jones

    Never like the bitchy attitude or style of fighting. Is it just me or is everything about her just dark wretched super bitch? Hopefully some classy banter is in store for the top of womens mma. Even roles in movies and she has some sort of pissed off chip on her shoulder like WTF. She has nothing left to prove. Anyone els see this coming when the statments about her retiring after the fight were posted before the weigh-ins? Not for nothing but you dont make the most anticipated comeback in sports history, regain your title and then dance off into the sunset… If I was a betting man I would of backed the truck up on Nunes when I read those articles a few days ago. Makes sence now.

  • disqus_iCsLPUCdi6

    Zero divorces? She’s never been married! And you can add one more thing to her accomplishments…poor loser.

  • blah blah blah

    Hey Rhonda, if you do fight again you may not want to paint so many bulls eyes on your face. Or….block a little

  • Hollie Byrd Walton

    I wish ronda the best! keep your head up and shine! You have a lot to be thankful for. You have done really great things in your life. Let 2017 be a great year for you to shine again.

  • roymondous

    All her mum said was true, Ronda has accomplished so much, and as Joe Rogan said during the show itself Ronda is the reason women fight in the UFC right now…

    However… Ronda’s mentality is very poor. At 29 years old after only her 2nd loss, that we’re expecting her to retire is a bit ridiculous. She’s a year older than Nunes. Rousey crumbled after the first loss and will likely crumble over the 2nd because of the mentality she has. It’s an over-emphasis on winning… and her mother has consistently shown she is most likely where this mentality has come from.

    I hope Rousey would fire her coach, get better instruction, get people around her who will constructively criticise her and build a growth mindset. She has plenty of time to become better. The easy option is the movie career and TV appearances (though I’m not sure how much hype there’d be for her there anymore after this too)… but then money will never be an issue now. She still has time to rebuild herself physically and mentally and to go out of the Division as a real Champion.

    • Citizen X

      There is not enough time left for Rhonda to fix the holes in her game. UFC might find her a big fight that she can win, but she will never again be a dominant champion.

  • Bo Lee

    There is a major difference in taking winning seriously and believing yourself unbeatable. People had put her up on a pedestal as being unbeatable. She made the mistake of starting to believe it herself. When she was beaten, it was devastating for her because the lie that everyone had built her life up around was shattered. Her situation isn’t the first time we have seen that happen. Mike Tyson was the same exact thing. Everyone believed he was unbeatable. He began to believe it himself. Then he lost one fight, and he never recovered. His mind was never right after that. Sad to say, I think Rousey is in the same exact situation now. Her mind isn’t right, she is full of doubt and too cautious now. You could see it the other night. Instead of coming out like a juggernaut like she used to, she came out and was immediately on the defensive, never pushing forward, only falling backwards.

  • DrKennethNoisewaterMD

    I’d like to see Amanda’s list of accomplishments. #roids

  • Brady Jay Reimann

    48 second BEAT down …..loved it !

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  • SkcusDahij

    Good job mom

  • Mark Markab Beckford

    Wait a minute folks, she can be criticise, she comes off as a sore looser, I heard the back and forth between her and mayweather, she was too over confident

  • tasi

    A simple coaching change and she can make the comeback she was looking for. Edmond Tarverdyan is a mediocre coach at best. Evidence has shown his fighters fizzle before mid career. Ronda should switch to the Greg Jackson Camp in New Mexico.

  • Dominick Skippy Calvitto

    I Want to Say That No Matter Who Won The Fight,Ronda Rousey is An Extraordinary Lady and i Can’t See how People have Any Right to Criticize her because of a loss and yes her track record across the board is untouchable,Love You Ronda Rousey Your For Sure an Inspiration and A Beautiful young lady that has an Amazing Future,That Most People Can’t Even Think how to Begin,.,.Love ya girl Keep it going We Need You in Their No Matter What,!

  • Rick

    This is bitter irony when Rondas mom is supporting how we/media turn on her. there was an article in the New Yorker back in 2014 talking about Ronda and her Mom, who was a highly succesful Judo athlete. In the article you’ll see a reference which talks about how Rondas Mom used to tell her opponents she’d break her arm. The apple does not fall far from the tree, in a different way. Never the less, you cannot expect fans to love the violence, but when it doesn’t work out the way you’d want (win), then you bitch and cry. The money is ridiculous, if you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.

    Come on, you may have an advanced degree in psychology, but don’t play that game Ms Demaars.Unfortunately, like Professional wrestling, having a “stick” makes things more interesting. Sometimes you have to wonder, if it’s all just propaganda.

  • Jim Tone

    Awww look likes Todd made all the pathetic Rousey fan boys mad. In the words of your beloved Ronda, “stfu you do nothing bitches. you a big old bitch. shut up”

  • Dave O

    She was a one trick pony, plain and simple. Her mom suffers from “my baby syndrome” and obviously can’t see the reality that her daughter was a one sided champ. Defeat is a part of life, and perhaps if she didn’t keep that list of accomplishments so close and ready to remind her daughter on a moment’s notice, Rousey would still have a career. Sadly, she surrounded herself with people who told her she was invincible (like her coaches and mother) who bare a big chunk of the responsibility for what she became.

  • Eric Fowler

    Enjoyed watching her and her “antics”. Tough sport, people criticize who would not dare participate.

    • Citizen X

      People keep saying that we forum posters don’t have a right to talk because we couldn’t or wouldn’t do this or that. How the F do any of us know what others have done or would do?

      • Jamie Eyles

        Cmplete douchery from the labial swinger lol

  • WeEatinOvaHere

    Word is that Ronda’s next fight will be aired on Comedy Central.

  • T. A. Gordon

    How is not having children considered an accomplishment? Looks like her mom is just trying to inflate her résumé like her promoters have always done.

  • usernameguest

    Poor loser though.. she would have got tapped if it went to the ground. She caught the ufc at.a perfect time, made her money.. but nunes is far and away the best womens fighter. Retired 2, and Holly got out of the division.

  • Marie

    She has the same attitude as all those cockey men fighters so when it’s a women it’s not ok! Your being sexist! All the men fighters run their mouths, try to pick fights at weigh ins and when shes a cocky hen we have a problem! Her attitude, her drive made women’s UFC WHAT IT IS TODAY! So don’t knock her when she’s down! Everyone has to lose at some point! Her time is done! She’s made the UFC millions of dollars and will continue too because she is the one who made the UFC for women what it is today! She’s no different than any man who loses a fight! Her attitude may not be what you like but that’s what got her to where she is today! Very very successful and that is something your tiny words can’t take away from her!

    • Citizen X

      I have never seen ANY other fighter snub media and fans the way Rhonda did – because it has never happened – because the media and fans are the ones who made fighters rich. I have also never seen a former champion get utterly demolished twice in a row. And… when men pull bogus antics, it is equally annoying.

  • Shawn Earle

    She didn’t have the breast weight to pull it off they look non existent? She’s fairly pretty when done up though,. Maybe time to retire and pursue and acting career. And the thing about getting your butt whooped is that it can happen to anyone at anytime especially when we get over confident!

  • Anita Bailey

    A mother has a right to defend her child. I understand her heart for her daughter. I understand Ronda’s drive to succeed. But it doesn’t make up for Ronda’s lack of good sportsmanship. I said many times, the media and fans were building her up too much only to have her fall from grace in 193,which she was not prepared for. But I knew D day would come for her. You can not win all the time. Ending a fight quickly doesn’t necessarily show one’s skills. However, She has milked her skills and image enough. She has been the darling of fans and the media for years. Rhonda just needs to take her last bow and as an athlete carve out a living “Life After MMA” for herself. She is still young and there are so many things she can do other than MMA and being a sore loser. And those who support her rather she is up or down, will still be there for her. She just can’t expect the fickle media to be there nor Dana that’s for sure.

  • farlyjameson

    Male boxers can talk trash, bite off ears, rape women take performance enhancing drugs etc. etc. but let a woman get a little attitude and isn’t that a damn shame. Women could outperform men by a mile and still not be considered equal by them in any way. Thank you Ronda for moving women’s sports so much further than they would have been without you.

  • SackLunch22

    I don’t think anybody cares how hard she’s taking the loss. We’re more interested in how Nunes made her look like a total amatuer out there. Rhonda looked like she’d never been in a fight her entire life…

  • In fighting sports, no one goes undefeated. Even the greatest fighters like Royce Gracie, Evander Holyfield, Ali and the immortal Bruce Lee have accrued in the loss column. From what I read here Ronda is basically a female Tom Brady. Whereas Tom only has to wait a few days to get back to crushing the competition, fighters need a few months to recover from having thier brains and faces bashed in. Ronda is still a world class fighter, only lacking one important skillset at a world class level, striking defense. Go find the best defensive tactics coach and immerse herself and she can retire a champion instead of a back to back loser. To beat Nunez will mean taking her through all five rounds and surviving her dude punches in the process
    Also I’m not certain Amanda could pass an Olympic level screen, but SARMS, Clen and rHGH don’t make you arm bar proof or help your chin, although they will help a woman punch like Connor McGregor.

    • Citizen X

      Rhonda is lacking in at least 2 skill sets. At no point did she change levels and try to get under the punches with a takedown attempt – she merely tried to clinch while being punched.

      • It was a half conscious, monkey grab, which just leaves you open to overhands. Striking defense includes, shoot and clinch, but however you want to count it, fine.

  • 101getitright

    I understand how a mother can see the accomplishments of a child and be proud, and also want to protect them from harm.
    I too am proud of Ronda for all she has accomplished.
    However, there have been times when her behavior has masked her art with cynicism and jealousy.
    Her age has nothing to do with basic respect and humility.
    I believe if she gains these things she could have a comeback.
    The crowds love, Ronda when Ronda is good and well rounded.
    Humility goes a long way.
    The Martial arts teach never to get angry or take a match personal.
    There is only one person that will lose.
    FYI, nothing is wrong with winning with an armbar.

  • wikimètis

    I want to push Amanda’s stroller!

    • Citizen X

      Lol

  • Chris

    Todd is an idiot and obviously doesn’t understand the buisness side of the game. It’s all antics for publicity, the more negative publicity from folks like Todd is publicity none the less, which means more money in her pocket. That doesn’t mean she lacks putting her heart and soul into the preparation of the fight, and has her pride destroyed when it’s all for a losing effort. She had a great run, and everything she did served a purpose, I respect the woman, and I personally feel with the right coaching she could be a bad ass womans champ again, if she puts her heart into it.

    • Citizen X

      Too much heart and not enough skill. Seasoned fighters usually lose the Mean Face and are calm and cerebral, responding to what comes at them rather than trying to impose their wills. Mental toughness can win a lot of fights, but fluid technique is what keeps champions at the top. Rhonda was not calm and did not respond well to the reality in front of her.

  • Michael Blount

    She went to the top and had to face defeat like so many. She put Female MMA fighting on the map. As a fan of the fight game Intip my hat and refuse to be a keyboard warrior. I will say that I would have preferred a tune up fight for. Anybody holding a belt as your first fight back should be too much usually . It was too much too soon. Who is to say if she needs better training. Maybe the ring rust and level of competition on a comeback fight was too much. I wish her the best and hope she comes back and gets a “W”

  • redhen1919

    A little bravado is great, but women don’t need to adopt the worst behaviors of men. Women can take a sport and make it our own, undefeated LAILA ALI is an example. Part of the bad press is about Rousey’s bullying. Muhammad Ali talked a lot of smack, but he wasn’t a bully. Hopefully, America is tired of bullies. We want and need real role models. “Its not whether you win or lose, but how you play the game.” Losing with grace and dignity instead crying and wallowing in self-pity on Ellen is the role model I want for my granddaughters. It’s what you do after a loss that makes you a champion and role model.Ronda needs to get back in the gym and do the work to be the Champion she says she is. “Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even.”

    • Citizen X

      I respect Muhammed Ali for going to jail instead of war, but he WAS a bully. He totally disrespected Joe Frazier. America loves bullies.

  • Tramp Swan

    Rousey should laugh off the criticisms on her way to the bank. She’s young with her whole life in front of her.

    • Citizen X

      Should, but can’t, because she has mental issues that no amount of money can fix. Sadly, there will likely be more tragedy related to Rhonda in the future.

      • Jamie Eyles

        Hopefully to you too. No one would miss u or even know about it

  • Kelly Pauley Mccallister

    Love Ronda to death but the total disrespect at the weight was just flat out wrong then got her ass handed to her when ya grow up and and put your big girl panties on and deal with it next time show some respect and karma don’t pop ya off your high horse Ronda honey love ya girl but you know better than to act a fool like that it’s all about RESPECT

    • Kelly Pauley Mccallister

      IN******

  • Heki Kahni

    I doubt the UFC will let her go after this. Most other fighters they will quickly let go after a couple losses. But certain fighters that do a lot for their revenue, they are much slower to let go. She was brought in as the UFC female champion before she even fought for them. And how someone looks makes a big difference in a business like that. She has the typical idea of what is considered attractive in western society. The problem is much bigger than her.

  • Jason Andrew Hahn

    Lol lumping kids with dui’s … Got it.

  • Tim Trowbridge

    SHE IS A CRY BABY PERIOD !!! Glad if she really is done because she is no role model I would want for my kid and that is real. Whats her mom gonna say “oh well she deserved it” of course not but do not try to sell her as a hero or some shit because she is a sore looser and a poor excuse of a role model.

  • Pamela Romick

    Maybe if Ronda would have been more respectful to her opponents before and after she would not be suffering this backlash…. There are a lot of young girls who look up to her and she did not show any sportsmanship after her loss…. She said on tv she thought of suicide because of her loss to Holly Holm. What kind of message does that send to those young girls???????
    We all have delt with loss but when young girls are following you and looking up to you you pick up your head and show them how to keep going…

  • Richard Crosier

    who cares she lost, nextttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt

  • redhen1919

    Anyone that knows anything about Ali knows he wasn’t a bully. That is your personal opinion not fact. In fact, he was convicted but, didn’t go to prison because of his religious beliefs. “He stayed out of prison as his case was appealed and returned to the ring on October 26, 1970.On June 28 of that same year, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned his conviction for evading the draft”.

  • Daniel Andrews

    Neither of them get that it’s her personality that sucks, not her skills or accomplishments.

  • Jamie Eyles

    Still the champ…..