The former WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey recently took to her Instagram account and posted a picture. It saw her daughter sleeping on her lap and the picture was taken on the flight.
“Poor girl had a few rough travel days, she’s such a road warrior✈️❤️ Can’t believe she’s already 1 and getting too big to sleep in my lap”
Ronda Rousey opens up on the MMA fans
Ronda Rousey has been one of the biggest stars in the UFC between 2012 and 2015, but that hasn’t saved her from being largely dismissed by current fans several years after her dominant reign. ‘Rowdy’ is a pioneer of women’s MMA and main paved the way for female fighters to compete in the UFC today. She was the promotion’s first women’s bantamweight champion and defended the title six times in dominating fashion. In Ronda’s opinion, that highlights a key difference between MMA and WWE fans: MMA fans don’t respect their past legends as they should.
In a recent Baddest Stream on the Planet video, Rousey shared her perspective on how MMA fans often drop a fighter the moment they’re no longer on top. She drew a comparison between WWE fans and MMA fans. Here is what she said:
“WWE fans care more about the wrestlers than the UFC fans care about the fighters,” Rousey said (via Wrestling Inc). “UFC fans have, like, much less respect for their veterans and the legends of the sport than WWE fans do. A lot of UFC fans are kind of like bandwagon fans in that way. It’s like, the second you’re not on top, you’re dead to them. Whereas WWE fans are like, ‘This is the guy that, you know, did this 20 years ago,’ and they’re still really excited about that.”