UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey created a stir over the weekend when she went on a Twitter tirade in which she lashed out at fans who criticized her for speaking out about her plans beyond a mixed martial arts career.
Rousey had stated she’s thinking of fighting for two a lot more years before moving on with the next phase of her life.
Count UFC president Dana White among the skeptics.
Asked by reporters at Thursday’s UFC on Fight Night press conference at the Wang Center no matter whether she thinks Rousey will go ahead and retire in two years, White was blunt: “There’s no way in hell,” White stated.
Rousey, who defends her title against Miesha Tate at UFC 168, has roles lined up in “The Expendables three” and “Rapidly and Furious 7.” White, nonetheless, has seen many fighters get sidetracked by Hollywood and is convinced Rousey is not going anyplace.
“I do not care what Hollywood provides, they’re ain’t paying what we’re paying,” White stated. ”These guys, when they go out and make a movie, they’re not paying what we are.”
As for Rousey’s Twitter rant, White, who has been recognized to engage in a Twitter kerfluffle or two of his own, had a bit of guidance: Remain offline if you happen to be getting a negative day.
“If you want to be on Twitter, get prepared,” White said. “Place your large-girl boots on. Get ready, because s— coming at you. Any time you are in the public, with social media, and the internet or anywhere else, men and women are going to say stupid shit to you. No matter what, it’s going to happen. You can’t snap and flip out on everyone any time they do. She’ll discover that, she’s nonetheless young.”
“What Ronda Rousey has accomplished with the Olympics and mixed martial arts, she’s a workhorse,” White continued. “Just the load that we put on her, she kicks ass. She handles a lot of stuff. Everybody is going to have their moments where they snap and say hey, f— you globe, leave me alone these days. But those are the days you don’t choose up Twitter and hit the button and you never get on the internet.”
White laughed when a reporter recommended Rousey’s outburst would harm her brand.
“Does she have the best image? She does not,” White stated. “She says ‘f—’ far more than I do. She is who she is and I feel people like her for her fighting style and the like who she is.”