NBA legend Kobe Bryant went to Twitter after Ronda Rousey lost against Amanda Nunes and said we shouldn’t be making fun of her or boo her.
Instead of clapping for @RondaRousey defeat give her a standing O for putting the sport on the map #pioneer #muse
UFC was just sold for $4B as many believe the hype about her brought in more more. Rousey did receive $3M in the loss against Nunes.
Rousey made a statement to ESPN:
“Returning to not just fighting, but winning, was my entire focus this past year. However, sometimes — even when you prepare and give everything you have and want something so badly — it doesn’t work how you planned. I take pride in seeing how far the women’s division has come in the UFC and commend all the other women who have been part of making this possible, including Amanda.”