Ronda Rousey shocked the world after debuting during 2018’s Royal Rumble event. It did not take her long to establish herself as one of the company’s biggest stars. Julianna Pena has blasted Ronda Rousey in a huge way recently.
Rousey was a huge star in the UFC, arguably the biggest after Conor McGregor during her peak. However, she would lose to the likes of Holly Holm and Amanda Nunes and ended up shattering her confidence.
Due to this, she eventually made her way to WWE. While speaking on The MMA Hour, Women’s Bantamweight Champion Julianna slammed Ronda Rousey’s legacy. She then claimed that Rousey is a joke in the MMA world.
“Ronda is so old news, right? I think that what’s incredible about her is that she opened up the door and was destroying people in 10 seconds, and became a star because she was demolishing people in the first round, and that’s great — but she got knocked out twice and never came back. So how legit is she?
“She had to go to pro wrestling. And I get that and I think that that’s great. But as a fighter and somebody who is competitive, I know that — deep down — it probably truly bothers her, the fact that she went away off of two knockout losses and never came back to make her name good. If it really truly does bother her and if it gets under her skin at the end of the day to know that, you know, her legacy is kind of ruined by the fact that she never came back and never got back on the horse, then I would like to invite her to please come back — and if she would like to come back, I would welcome her with open arms.
That’s what I’m saying, she’s kind of a joke in the MMA world now, because she’s a — what is the word? — sellout,” Pena said of Rousey. “Like, a little bit of a sellout there. I mean, I guess I understand, right? It’s like, pro wrestling is fake, you get paid millions of dollars, I get it. But for me, for real s***, for like the ‘you’re the real, real deal,’ I would say that that’s in the UFC. And if she ever wants any of that real smoke, I’m ready.”
Charlotte Flair defended her Smackdown Women’s Championship against Ronda Rousey at WrestleMania 38 Night One. Flair ended up winning the match under controversial circumstances and this infuriated fans. We’ll have to see whether Rousey will feud with Flair once again or not.
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