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It was announced on Wednesday that the much anticipated return of Ronda Rousey was finally here, as she is scheduled to fight Amanda Nunes at UFC 207 in December.
Before that announcement, the sports world hadn’t seen Rousey in the octagon since she was knocked back to earth by Holly Holm last November, losing her female bantamweight championship in the process.
According to Dana White, it wasn’t just Rousey’s own personal demons she was dealing with after the loss, but also people in the media who seemed to turn their back on her after she lost.
“Her biggest issues, in my opinion, were with the media,” said White. “She just felt like the media completely turned on her when she lost.”
“Not abandoned, but she felt attacked and she felt like these people in the media that she gave three years of her life cruising around giving interviews to completely turned on her when she lost,” White said. “Listen, I’ve been doing this for 16 years and I’ve had my moments with the media. The media can irritate you and if you go through something traumatic like she did in losing and everything else, and you have to listen to some of the things that are being written and said – I get it.”
— FSLive: #JayAndDan (@foxsportslive) October 13, 2016