Ronda Rousey isn’t handling this whole losing thing very well.
We already know that several months after losing her unbeaten record and UFC women’s bantamweight championship to Holly Holm, Rousey still is grieving the loss. We also know that the former champion even considered suicide in the wake of the knockout loss.
And while those are very real, somewhat uncontrollable emotions, being a good sport is something someone can strive for. We now know Rousey apparently missed that memo.
Miesha Tate, the current bantamweight champion after defeating Holm in March, recently told a story on Joe Rogan’s podcast about Rousey getting very angry with UFC strawweight Paige VanZant over a simple tweet congratulating Holm on her victory over Rousey last November.
The story started when VanZant told TMZ she had pissed off Rousey.
“It appears that I offended Ronda by congratulating Holly after her victory,” VanZant said. “The incident was very shocking and totally unnecessary.”
But Tate expanded while on air with Rogan, saying that VanZant approached her at a party to share what had happened.
“Paige and I have spoken before, we’re friendly; I don’t know her that well. Anyway, she felt the need, she came up to me — ‘Miesha, Miesha, I have to tell you this experience I had with Ronda’. I’m like ‘What?’ She’s like ‘We were at a Reebok deal recently and we were at a shoot and I was trying to find her so we could get a picture, and the Reebok people were like ‘Don’t ask Ronda for a picture.’ She’s like ‘Why?’ And they’re like ‘Just don’t. Stay away from Ronda, don’t ask her for a picture.’
“I guess Ronda came later that day and seeked her out and like cussed her out. Like, they’ve never really had a conversation either. She’s like ‘I don’t know Ronda other than ‘Hi, bye,’ that’s it.’ I guess Ronda came up and was like ‘(expletive) you, you fair-weather (expletive), how dare you cross me?’ She’s like ‘Cross you? What are you talking about?’ And she’s like ‘You congratulated Holly Holm for beating me so (expletive) you, you (expletive) fair-weather 115-pound’. She just went off on Paige. And Paige came and told me and I was like honey, welcome to my world. She was like ‘I’m glad I saw this side of her so I know’.”
It’s one thing to be upset about a loss. It’s another to go out of your way to be a jerk about it. If true, count this as just another chink in the armor for the once unbeatable beast.
H/t to FOX Sports
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