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Ronda Rousey Chimes In On Conor McGregor/Khabib Nurmagomedov Brawl, Talks Steroids In UFC

Ronda Rousey Chimes In On Conor McGregor/Khabib Nurmagomedov Brawl, Talks Steroids In UFC
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TMZ recently caught up with former UFC fighter and current RAW Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey, who chimed in on the latest UFC fiasco involving the ever controversial Conor McGregor and UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. After Nurmagomedov defeated McGregor to retain his championship, a post-fight melee ensued that has given the sport a proverbial black eye with both fans and media alike.

Rousey admitted not being able to watch the bout; but, still chimed in with the following,

“I understand promoting fights and having to sell them. I really do. But, I don’t think people have to get arrested in order to do that. I think I’ve been able to prove that you can make a fight exciting and make people really wanna see it without crossing any legal lines.”

TMZ adds that Rousey was referring to McGregor’s bus attack following UFC 223. The incident led to McGregor being arrested and several UFC fighters suffering injuries.

Rousey continued,

“I think that Khabib jumping out of the Octagon was not as bad as throwing objects at a bus, because my friend Rose Namajunas was on that bus. My friend Michael Chiesa missed his fight because [he got cut by the glass].”

TMZ asked Rousey if the UFC should draw a hard line and penalize Nurmagomedov for his role in the brawl.

Rousey responded,

“I think, if you’re gonna draw the line there, you should have drawn it before that. I just feel like there has to be equal treatment all the way across the board. I don’t think that anyone should get special treatment because they’re a bigger draw.”

Rousey continued,

“I would be much more strict about everything. I say you get popped for steroids once, you’re banned for life. You know, but then again I’m not the promoter of a multi-million dollar organization. It’s just you have to think about, you know, from their perspective when is it not worth it anymore? I don’t want the company to be prioritizing this quarter over the next 10 years. I don’t want it to get to the point where people are not buying tickets to go see fights live, because they are afraid of what could happen in the arena.”

Rousey is set to main event Evolution, WWE’s first ever all women’s pay-per-view, when she puts her RAW Women’s Championship on the line against Nikki Bella.

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