When it comes to UFC talent, no stars are bigger than that of Conor McGregor and Ronda Rousey. This power duo has changed the entire landscape of the sport both on a cultural level and a financial.
When Ronda Rousey returned to close out the 2016 season of fights, she lost again, and lost bad to Amanda Nunes by knockout in 48 seconds at UFC 207 .
McGregor now shares his thoughts on what happened to Rousey:
“When Ronda lost, I woke up to all these messages. ‘Now let’s see what they do.’ And I’m like, what? I love Ronda, I was always a big supporter of Ronda. Then she loses that second one and people are trying to make me celebrate, ‘now they’ve got nobody.’ That’s a wrong mindset. I don’t celebrate another’s defeat like that. That’s weak. A weak individual does that. People were trying to celebrate when I lost who had nothing to do with it. That ain’t the sign of a champion. That ain’t the sign of a true champion, so I couldn’t believe it.”
“We’re in on it on our own. What someone else is or isn’t allowed, and what somebody does or doesn’t do, has no effect on me and what I do. I’m doing what I do. She’s doing what she’s doing. Everyone else is doing what they’re doing. It is what it is. She didn’t have to do the media and got away with that — that’s great. If they had done that for me, I probably would’ve showed up at UFC 200.
“But we split the card. UFC 200 did great numbers, UFC 202 did great numbers. It also gave me that extra bit of time, that looking back, I probably needed. I probably needed that extra time. So everything worked out perfectly for me. So I’m sitting there and I heard that she requested no media, and they gave her media, I was happy for her because that’s what she asked for. And then I also didn’t give a f*ck. I was just chilling.”