Dana White breaks down Rousey vs Holm at UFC 193

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UFC President Dana White spoke to TMZ about Ronda Rousey’s shocking upset defeat at UFC 193 in Melbourne, Australia at the weekend.

“Rowdy” was brilliantly and beautifully dismantled by Holly “The Preacher’s Daughter” Holm across two rounds, which climaxed with a stunning head-kick KO.

When discussing the former champ, White offered:

“She was the champ and that’s what made her so bad ass is that she didn’t care what people thought. Hopefully that’s the way it’s gonna remain when she comes back from Australia. You’ve just gotta block all that negativity out.”

“It just shows what a polarizing figure and what a polarizing champion she was. It’s crazy, man. I was saying this morning, we used to call her, she was like our version of Mike Tyson. She had that Mike Tyson aura about her. Now, in losing, you see that she really did. She really did have that Mike Tyson aura.”

“The thing is at the end of the day, we found out Muhammad Ali was human. Mike Tyson was human. Ronda Rousey is human. Everybody is human. In every sport, people win and lose. I think the story now is, how will Ronda come back from this?”

Following UFC 193 medical reports, Rousey will be out of the Octagon for at least six months. She is gearing up to shoot two movies. Rumour has it that Holm vs. Rousey 2 will be the main event at UFC 200 later next year in the new MGM Grand Arena.

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