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Following Ronda Rousey’s 48 second dismantling at the hand’s of Amanda Nunes, a sea of backlash appeared on the internet. One of the more vocal MMA fighters was Chris Brennan who did not mince his words about the former champion.
He called her a bully that can deliver but doesn’t know how to take a beating.
Ronda Rousey did not attend the post-fight press conference following her loss but has just now released a statement to ESPN.
“I want to say thank you to all of my fans who have been there for me in not only the greatest moments but in the most difficult ones. Words cannot convey how much your love and support means to me.
“Returning to not just fighting, but winning, was my entire focus this past year. However, sometimes — even when you prepare and give everything you have and want something so badly — it doesn’t work how you planned. I take pride in seeing how far the women’s division has come in the UFC and commend all the other women who have been part of making this possible, including Amanda.
“I need to take some time to reflect and think about the future. Thank you for believing in me and understanding.”
Will she retire? Ronda’s mom wants her to: