On an episode of The Joe Rogan Experience, Joe discussed some of his opinions about why Ronda Rousey took so much heat from the fans, during her last two fights.
“I mean that same thing (mentality) is probably why she’s not fighting anymore. Her animosity and her emotions were so riding on that thing,” Rogan said.
“And then when she lost and she lost again in devastating fashion, that’s also the reason why there was so much backlash.
“Whereas someone is really loved, like Randy Couture (doesn’t get that). Randy Couture would lose a fight and no one would talk (trash about him).”
“I’m sure someone would talk trash about him, but no one’s opinion of him differed when he lost because he’s such a good guy and because when he won after the fight, he’d always pick the guy up and shake their hand and hug them, he was always a gentleman.”
You can’t blame Ronda for being a bad loser, you don’t become a champion by being ok with losing. Ronda has not announced her retirement but Dana White and others believe she won’t be back.
You have to wonder how fights with Holly Holm and Amanda Nunes could have went, if Ronda could have went for the clinch early. In both fights Ronda had taken some big shots before being able to get the clinch.