Former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey went on radio silence after her losses to Holly Holm at UFC 193 and Amanda Nunes at UFC 207.
The former fighter turned WWE star did go quiet because of the losses, but the pro wrestler also believes it is a privilege for other to hear what she has to say.
“We live in an age of trial by Twitter,” Rousey said at a Q&A held at the Wild Card West boxing gym. “What is really gained by stating opinion on anything? It whittles people down. It gets cut and pasted 10 times and it’s in (a) headline. (Famous people) keep more and more of it to themselves. Why should I talk? I believe hearing me speak is a privilege, and it’s a privilege that’s been abused, so why not revoke it from everyone? I don’t believe public criticism beating you down is the right thing to do.”
One thing that Rousey never learned from her mother was about how to lose, but that’s because it was never going to be taught to the former UFC star.
“My parents expected me to be special, so I expected to be special,” Rousey said. “I was just trying to create the job I wanted, and I wouldn’t have the audacity to do that if my mom didn’t tell me I could. But one thing my mother never taught me was how to lose. She never wanted me to entertain it as a possibility. She’d say: ‘Let it suck. It deserves to suck.'”
There is no word yet on when Rousey may be stepping back into the wrestling ring, with her last appearance taking place this past week on WWE Raw.