Everyone has their opinion on Ronda Rousey and her return to the Octagon on December 30, when she challenges Amanda Nunes for the women’s bantamweight championship at UFC 207.
This is Rousey’s first fight since dropping her title to Holly Holm in Australia last year, the only blip on an otherwise perfect record.
UFC 207 RETURN
We’ve heard UFC stars such as Conor McGregor, Joanna Jedrzejczyk, Miesha Tate and even president Dana White share their excitement at her eagerly anticipated return.
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However, not everyone seems to be happy with it.
UFC welterweight Matt Brown has shared his thoughts on her return, Julianna Pena has threatened to leave the organisation and now, boxing legend Christy Martin has hit out at Rousey, believing she doesn’t set a good example for young women.
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Martin was speaking to FightHype, and was asked about Rousey’s upcoming title shot against Nunes, and Martin doesn’t even think she’ll go ahead with the fight and would have loved to have fought her if she was 10 years younger.
WORST PUBLIC FEMALE IMAGE
She said: “We will see if it happens. I would give anything if I were 10 years younger just to show her.
“I mean, are you kidding me? Holly Holm knocks you out? Holly Holm punches like a feather.
“Ronda Rousey, to me, is the worst public female image that we could ever have out there. Simply because she cannot sit here and have an interview with you without cursing word after word after word.
“I mean, come on, we are out here to set an example for women, young women, young girls; for people in general. Talk like you are intelligent. When you have to use every other word with “f“ this and “f” that, that shouts your lack of intelligence and your lack of vocabulary.
“Not only did she get her s**t knocked out by a non-puncher, she’s a poor example for a person.
“I don’t think we will ever see her on December 30th unless Dana White has some serious contract on her that she can’t do anything else, including movies, commercials and so on unless she gets back in the ring.
“We will never see her in the ring again.”
So it doesn’t seem like Martin is too fond of Rousey, claiming she’s a bad role model.
But on the flip side, people do look up to Rousey for helping put women’s mixed martial arts on the map, and it’ll truly be a huge loss to the sport when she retires.
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