Dana White Says Ronda Rousey “Felt Attacked” by Media Following KO Defeat
By FCF Staff
By the time Ronda Rousey faces Amanda Nunes, over a year will have passed since she was KO’d by Holly Holm, and Dana White believes the media played a role in her extended break.
Rousey was viciously knocked out by Holly Holm last November, and initially, the former bantamweight champ said she’d return to the Octagon this past summer. But, ultimately the star decided to take more time off from fighting, and now she’ll fight Nunes on December 30th at UFC 207.
“The thing that people have to understand about Ronda is that she is so competitive – you know, who likes to lose? Nobody does but she is like the next level and I think she just wanted time. She had some issues but her biggest issues, in my opinion, were with the media. She just felt like the media completely turned on her when she lost…Not abandoned. She felt attacked. 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.”
Nunes secured the 135 title in July by submitting Rousey’s rival, Miesha Tate, in the opening round. UFC 207 will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.