Ronda Rousey has crossed over from UFC to WWE, and it seems she’s brought her jaded hatred of sports media along with her. Rousey famously had it written into her bout agreement that she didn’t have to do any press leading up to her big comeback fight at UFC 207 and managed to make it into the cage without ever having to say a word about Holly Holm’s head kick heard round the world at UFC 193.
“She felt like these people in the media that she gave three years of her life cruising around, giving interviews to, completely turned on her when she lost,” White explained at the time.
You can see that attitude in the way she’s been handling a day’s worth of sports talkshows leading up to WrestleMania 34. ESPN’s Mike Golic got a taste of what happens when you ask Rousey about her UFC career. A poorly phrased question about ‘going back’ to MMA ended with Ronda dryly declaring she couldn’t travel through time.
Later in the day, she shredded First Take host Max Kellerman for asking her thoughts on how ‘some people’ declared her overrated after her two UFC losses.
“I experienced a lot of people who quote ‘some people’ that are really just afraid to state their own opinion,” she replied.
On one hand, good on Rousey for pushing back a little on some of those loaded questions. But at what point is she just pistol whipping every poor reporter that’s being told to ask her about her mixed martial arts career? You know, the thing that made her a rich megastar that’s now one of the hottest properties in WWE?
It’s actually kind of impressive that Ronda continues to be this salty and emotional whenever her days in the UFC are brought up. It’s been over two years since that Holly Holm loss. More than enough time to memorize a few canned lines you can use to bore the media into asking the questions you want to answer about WrestleMania. But hey, if Rousey wants to continue spitting hot fire all over anyone who dares bring up her fighting career instead, we’ll gladly keep watching the resulting video clips.