UFC fans were treated to a surprise last week during the UFC 205 weigh-ins, when Ronda Rousey and Amanda Nunes went face-to-face on the stage.
It was to build hype around their highly anticipated women’s bantamweight championship clash, which takes place on December 30 at UFC 207, marking Rousey’s return to the Octagon since dropping the same title to Holly Holm last year.
However, there was a bit of confusion surrounding her appearance, as you’ll be able to see in the video below.
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After squaring up to each other, it looked as if Rousey had stormed off once Joe Rogan began to interview the champion.
On the surface, it looked as if she perhaps didn’t like the fact that Nunes was being interviewed first, or she just wanted to cause a stir.
That wasn’t the case, though, according to UFC president Dana White.
Speaking at the UFC 205 post-fight press conference, he revealed that the production team made an error, as neither woman was supposed to be speaking.
WASN'T SUPPOSED TO TALK
He said: “My production guy screwed things up.
“It made Ronda look bad again, like she just stormed off. They were not supposed to do an interview. They were supposed to go out there, square off, and they were both supposed to walk away.”
As we know, that didn’t happen. White stood between both women before grabbing Rousey’s arm, although it wasn’t to keep her on stage, but to make her face the crowd while Nunes received her title for the photo op.
He added: “We’re not perfect all the time. Our team coming into this big event, we made a lot of mistakes coming into this event that I’m not happy about.
“Not stuff that you would notice. I try to be perfect, but it didn’t work out.”
The botched move didn’t do Rousey any favours, as it did make her seem bitter, but it’s a good job White cleared up the situation before she finally faces the media.
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