Former UFC bantamweight champion “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey is without question one of the sport’s biggest stars despite falling on rough times recently.
The “Rowdy” one has been out of action since surrendering her title in brutal fashion to Holly Holm at November 2015’s UFC 193 from Melbourne, Australia.
Aside from her loss, Rousey led a very successful event at UFC 193 which took place at the massive 50,000 plus seat Etihad Stadium. The show was monumental to say the least, but that doesn’t mean that every Australian was too fond of the action.
In fact, one certain Australian reporter had some very harsh comments regarding the card, bashing not only Rousey, but the ‘bloodbath’ that is the UFC as well.
Check out what Susie O’Brien of Melbourne’s Herald Sun had to say below:
“Ronda, we don’t need to encourage people to pay good money to watch you get battered into oblivion, or to watch you do the same to your opponent.
My colleague, Ron Reed, who went to the Holm v Rousey fight last year, said the crowd was roaring things like “cut off his f—— head” and “I want to see blood”.
I don’t think UFC is entertainment and it shouldn’t be served up as such in any Australian city. It’s nothing more than a dangerous form of sadistic voyeurism that feeds off the injuries sustained by others.
This is not sport. It’s a bloodbath that glorifies violence.”
Well, O’Brien sure wasn’t holding back with those statements.
As for Rousey, the ex-champion has yet to return since being knocked out by Holm, but there have been rumors of her making her highly-anticipated comeback at November 12’s UFC 205 from Madison Square Garden in New York.
What do you make of these comments regarding Rousey and the sport as a whole?