Ronda Rousey is one of the biggest stars in WWE currently. Rousey has a lot to look forward to in her career in WWE. However, she came to the company after retiring as a UFC star. After eating two consecutive losses, she shifted to WWE.
As we all know, Rousey started her athletic career by competing for Olympic gold. After that, she pursued MMA and became the first woman to be signed to the UFC. Carrying over the Bantamweight Championship, she was a part of the four horsewomen of the UFC. Coming to WWE, she helped move the women’s revolution forward by being the most important part of the first-ever women’s WrestleMania main event.
Recently, Juliana Pena put forward a big question for Rousey. Rousey quit the UFC in 2016 following defeats to Holly Holm and Amanda Nunes. She has been a star in the WWE since 2017 which is why Pena believes she has chased the money.
While speaking to MMA Hour, Pena described Rousey as a “joke” and believes her MMA reputation has been tarnished due to the fact she never attempted a comeback after back-to-back defeats. Pena said on the MMA Hour: “Ronda is so old news, right? She added,
“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. She’s kind of a joke in the MMA world now because she’s a — what is the word? — sellout. But for me, for real sh*t, 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.”
Taking all into consideration, another Rousey UFC bout would be fantastic for both UFC and WWE fans alike. After sprinkling her popularity in the WWE locker room, the “Baddest Woman on the Planet” can also sprinkle some in the UFC as well. Stay tuned to Thirsty for further updates.
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