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Ronda Rousey has explanation for those accusing her of domestic violence

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Ronda Rousey has today spoken out against those that have recently accused her of domestic violence.

Criticism

The UFC superstar has come in for scrutiny in recent times after she described, in a segment of her autobiography, an incident where she repeatedly struck an ex-boyfriend who she feared would release nude pictures of her into the public domain.

But, ahead of her UFC 193 fight against Holly Holm, Rousey told reporters that she was well within her rights to act the way she did.

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Before hearing Rousey's explanation, this is how the incident with her ex is described in the book:

"I punched him in the face with a straight right, then a left hook. He staggered back and fell against the door.

"...I slapped him with my right hand. He still wouldn’t move. Then I grabbed him by the neck of his hoodie, kneed him in the face and tossed him aside on the kitchen floor.”

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Rousey was responding to a situation in which her now former boyfriend was blocking a door, preventing her from leaving.

And it is the fact that was the crux of Rousey's argument today. Her response comes via ESPN reporter Ramona Shelburne:

Considering Rousey has consistently spoken out against Floyd Mayweather and his history with domestic violence, the dramatic story in her autobiography was always going to attract attention.

Controversial

It was Eric Adelson of Yahoo! Sports who first raised concern over the incident in an article earlier this week and, only yesterday, USA Today columnist Nancy Armour argued Rousey should "not be getting a pass" for her actions.

Whether her explanation today is enough to convince her critics remains to be seen.

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