Rousey: McMann didn't want what came along with championship

 

In her last title defense, Ronda Rousey defeated Sara McMann in the first round by TKO stoppage, but Rousey said recently she felt maybe McMann didn't really want to be the champion:

"I think that could have been what happened to Sara McMann," said Rousey, who meets Alexis Davis next weekend in Las Vegas. "I don't think she really wanted what came along with being the UFC champion. She did, really, zero media for the whole thing, because she felt like the media would interfere with her training. Well, the media needs to be part of her training."

Rousey explained that she considers her media obligations to be an extension of her training camp, since cameras follow the fighters all over the building on fight night whether or not they want them there.

"When it comes down to it, when it comes to the day that you're fighting, you could have avoided the cameras all that you want," Rousey said. "But they're in there in that locker room with you, and they're in your face while you're walking out. And they're filming you when you're fighting. And so of all the preparation that you've done that had no cameras involved, when they are involved, it's not going to be the same. A lot of people aren't going to want that and aren't ready for it and they're not going to enjoy it."

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Captain_Underpants site profile image  

6/30/14 2:50 AM by Captain_Underpants

Even if she said Sara had no heart or whatever, so what? Jesus, people shit on Cain for being a boring champ that doesn't talk much, but shit on Ronda because she lets her feelings and thoughts be known. Most MMA fans are too obsessed to with how people act or love life outside the octagon rather than their fight ability

Jimmy Wrassler site profile image  

6/30/14 2:25 AM by Jimmy Wrassler

Didnt she elaborate saying she thought the media was a part of the grind and Sara did none? It's not hard to understand what she meant compared to the thread titleI'm not a huge Ronda fan but these threads are simply meant to generate clicks, not start a meaningful conversation

Musashi site profile image  

6/30/14 2:17 AM by Musashi

Rhonda doesn't have the mentality not to be champion.

Thingading site profile image  

6/30/14 2:01 AM by Thingading

Eerrrmm, the UG did not make up the following, it is directly from the article:"Rousey was asked at a Friday UFC 175 media luncheon about what it takes to stay at the top of the heap. The undefeated bantamweight champion singled out McMann, whom she defeated in just over a minute at UFC 170, as an example of a fighter who she felt didn't have her heart into going through the championship grind."This doesn't appear to be baiting by the UG, merely yet another stupid statement by Honda.By the way, why would some of the first words out of McMann's mouth after her defeat be "I would like a rematch with her" if she didn't want to be champion?

Sleazy Martinez site profile image  

6/30/14 12:38 AM by Sleazy Martinez

This.

mada site profile image  

6/29/14 6:51 PM by mada

No kidding, tough to take his thread serious and then read this horseshit. Also amazing how many people on here get so heated over a thread title and never read the actual article. Rogan was exactly right

Jimmy Wrassler site profile image  

6/29/14 6:42 PM by Jimmy Wrassler

Yup.  Kirik has a thread stickied about how this place needs to change yet the blog is still fucking trolling for clicks. 

horsemeat grew my head site profile image  

6/29/14 6:37 PM by horsemeat grew my head

I think the last fight was an early stoppage and even if Rousey landed a one hitter quitter with her otherwise garbage stand up I still think Mcmann has everything it takes to beat Rousey.

Cleopatra site profile image  

6/29/14 6:27 PM by Cleopatra

Right here

Musashi site profile image  

6/29/14 4:55 PM by Musashi

Not enough!