“She’s not allowed to get hit in sparring. These girls have to sign these waivers to say that we’ll never hit Ronda, and we’ll never talk about this type of training ever and all this stuff. She’s not really taking the toll in the fight camp with getting punched in the face legitimately so she doesn’t really know what that feels like.”
“She’s a superstar and they don’t want to see her get any damage. So, it’s like whenever the girls would go hard on her [during sparring] — whenever they’d come forward and start banging it out on her, they’d tell them, ‘Hey. Knock it off, stop it. Don’t hit her so hard. And sign this waiver and say that you were never here and that you never punched her. Don’t ever talk about how well you did in training because you have to sign this dotted line and if you don’t we’ll sue you for a million dollars.'”
Former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey stepped into the octagon at “UFC 207” to try and reclaim her gold, but Amanda Nunes put a stop to that with the first punch of the fight and finished things before the opening round could expire. Rousey had not appeared in much mixed martial arts media in the days leading up to the fight, and she made sure to stay away from camera during her year away from the octagon after her loss to Holly Holm.
Rousey had been training hard for her upcoming fight, but people are starting to suspect just how dedicated she was during her training. Julianna Pena recently claimed that Rousey made women sign waivers after sparring sessions, and if they didn’t they would sue them for a million dollars.