Former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion & current WWE Superstar Ronda Rousey had a hard time during her media visits yesterday.
The first awkward part came during her interview with Golic & Wingo on ESPN Radio. Below is the exchange that took place:
Golic: Let’s go back and start with when you knew you were done with MMA, when you knew in your mind you were not gonna fight anymore.
Rousey: I never said that.
Golic: Ah, so there is a possibility that you could go back, in time?
Rousey: There’s a possibility that I can go back in time? That’s your question to me?
Golic: Go back in time and fight, go back in the Octagon.
Rousey: I do not have the ability to go back in time, no.
Golic: Would you fight again?
Rousey: I don’t know.
You can watch it below:
Well this is painfully awkward. Ronda Rousey misunderstands question, gets annoyed. pic.twitter.com/Pt7XwVRazh
— Cork Gaines (@CorkGaines) March 27, 2018
The second exchange was even more awkward. Ronda appeared on ESPN’s First Take and Max Kellerman asked her about her UFC loss to Holly Holm. Below is the exchange:
Kellerman: Why do you think there was kind of a negative backlash to you after the loss?
Kellerman: In other words, people, you must be aware, in the MMA world there was a lot of talk – well she was overrated, she was this, she was that. And my point of view at the time, and remains, is that you achieved amazing heights. Almost no one wins forever, everyone suffers setbacks but there seemed to be an unusual amount of negative pushback after your loss. Did you not experience that?
Rousey: I experience a lot of people who quote “some people” that are really just afraid to state their own opinion.
Kellerman: Do you think that’s my opinion?
Kellerman: No, that’s not my opinion, I can tell you right now. That’s not my opinion. I thought you achieved amazing things. I was and am, remain a big fan of your fighting and of you. That’s not me saying “some people” meaning me, that’s me saying I read and heard from others, and defended you.
Rousey: Well, thank you for defending me. I appreciate that.
You can watch it below:
??♂️ Oh my dear lord … This interaction between Ronda Rousey and Max Kellerman hit a 10 on the awkward scale
BTW, WWE … Ronda has BARELY spoken since joining the company and you put her on ‘FIRST TAKE’ with these guys?!?! pic.twitter.com/jBhF2aCPYm
— Troy Hughes™ (@TommySledge) March 27, 2018