Now, though, Rousey has been mostly quiet ahead of her upcoming fight with the Brazilian Nunes, the reigning bantamweight champ.
After going 2-2 in her first fights on U.S. soil, Nunes returned to Brazil, only this time she was scooped up by the UFC. However, despite questioning the challenger's approach and mental state, the podcaster believes the fight against Nunes on 30 December is suited to Rousey and has backed her to win it. "I really think she's prepared for the comeback", she told FOX Sports.
The UFC released a short video via Twitter or Rousey in Las Vegas signing posters for the event. A remarkable striker who picked the champion apart with elite-level footwork and intelligent counter-striking, "The Preacher's Daughter" took it to the incumbent queen and wound up taking her belt. In fact, 11 of her wins came in the first round, and she managed to win nine of those fights in under a minute.
But when you see pictures like this three days before the fight, it's a little intimidating.
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She was also able to scramble to the fight immediately after a takedown attempt and finish the fight with a submission when the opportunity presented itself.
Rousey has refused to take part in any of the pre-fight media and UFC chief Dana White today admitted he didn't even know if she would speak to journalists after the fight is over. "She's in phenomenal shape, and she's mentally, physically and emotionally ready for this fight". If she lands, she's a strong girl, you're in trouble.
"I don't care about how this pay-per-view does", she said in it. Rousey, despite coming off a defeat, is still undoubtedly one of the UFC's biggest draws.
Rousey, unlike any other fighter in this division, has the chance to stand tall for as long as she chooses to continue fighting. Nunes is a very risky opponent for sure, but try to imagine what this betting line would be if Ronda hadn't lost to Holm. But if she comes in timid and allows Amanda to find her rhythm and start letting her hands go, then every time she locks up, Amanda is going to be prepared to defend that takedown. If she wants to play these games, she's playing with the wrong person.