We heard many things after the Rousey loss. We heard about her being exposed, her looking terrible, Dana White being upset, her future, her prospective fights……. but no one really had anything positive to say about Rousey.
Now, I’m not the biggest Rousey fan in the world and I never was. But that champion fought, and lost, like a champion! We often watch fights where one fighter is getting beat bad, and we yell at the TV, “JUST GIVE IT YOUR ALL!” or, “SWING AWAY!!! JUST GOT FOR IT.” And most of the time, they don’t do anything except lose.
Ronda Rousey, despite being crushed from the get-go, did NOT ever once stop coming forward! She fought like a champ and she deserves our respect.
One person who noticed and who recognized the opportunity to show support for a great innovator and fighter, former middleweight champ Anderson Silva, had this to say on his Instagram:
[sic] “RONDA ROUSEY Our biggest glory doesnt lives in the fact of never fall down, But In the fact of we always stand up after each fall. With determination, You will over come this bad time. I know very well how It is. You are a great athlet and transcend the MMA world. My kids love You. So, dont forget: To fall Makes us strongerTo stand up. You deserve the best of this world. Nobody is forever. All of us lost And To lose make us stronger. So, I wish You peace And lots of patience. Hold this experience with inteligence And dont blame yourself. You had a big lesson Of this Sport. With class You will transform this hapeness In something better To your Personal And professional life, because the world was made for people like You, a winner. Stand up your head, girl. You are a great champion of life And a inpiration for all world. Dont forget, we Love You!”
Great show of respect from Anderson Silva, and something, perhaps, we should start thinking about when we think about this fight and our ex-champion who we seem so happy to throw away, Ronda Rousey.