Ronda Rousey is a huge star in the realms of both pro wrestling and mix-martial art. With a prolific MMA career behind her, she’s currently a huge WWE superstar. Fans often wonder how differently she feels about the culture surrounding both WWE and UFC.

Rousey revealed what she thinks is different in the fanbases of both WWE and UFC. WWE fans tend to care about the wrestlers a lot more than UFC fans do about the fighters, as per the star. She revealed her take on the fanbases during her latest gaming stream.

I would say that the WWE fans care more about the wrestlers than the UFC fans care more about the fighters. UFC fans have much less respect for the veterans and legends of the sport than WWE fans do. 

The WWE superstar added that UFC fans tend to only pay attention to the top-of-the-crop UFC fighters. However, whenever a UFC legend has a significant decline in their record or their career enters a low point, they forget about them. On the other hand, WWE fans have respect for the legends in the industry.

A lot of UFC fans are kind of like bandwagon fans in that way. The second you’re not on top, you’re dead to them. Where WWE fans are like, ‘this is the guy that did this 20 years ago’ and are still really excited whereas UFC fans now are like, ‘Forrest Griffin sucks.’ Uhh, you owe basically the whole sport to him. Shit like that. ‘Anderson Silva sucks. GSP [Georges St-Pierre] sucks.’ These are people that elevated the sport and paved the way for everybody else. I don’t see UFC fans having the same respect for people that got the sport to where it is as WWE fans. I’m not saying it’s completely absent, I’m just saying I see more respect for legends in WWE fans than UFC fans. There are exceptions to everything.

Ronda Rousey herself is a member of the UFC Hall of Fame. She was inducted into the HoF in 2018. The star will challenge Liv Morgan at WWE Extreme Rules for the WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship.

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Nitish Vashishtha

Nitish Vashishtha is a freelance writer/news correspondent from India. He’s written content for companies like ScoopWhoop and Sportskeeda. He’s been writing about pop-culture, current affairs and pro-wrestling since 2017. While pursuing Master's in Mass Communication with a special interest in Advertising, his key areas of creativity lie in designing, content creation and creative storytelling as well as fictional writing. In his free time, he likes to create new riffs on his guitar, learning about whatever piques his interest, reading books ranging from philosophy to speculative sci-fi and enjoys watching anything HBO (Succession FTW).

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