Although Ronda Rousey has been featured plenty in the pre-fight promotions for UFC 207, the star has hardly been doing any media, and Amanda Nunes evidently finds that strange.
The two will fight next Friday in the headliner of UFC 207, and the bout will mark the first time Rousey has fought since last November, when she was KO’d by Holly Holm. Leading up to the December 30th event, Rousey has rarely spoke with the media, which is not the norm for a main event fighter.
Recently the new bantamweight champ spoke to FOX Sports. While discussing Rousey’s media obligations, or lack thereof, Nunes said this:
“Yeah I think she’s been very weird about everything,” Nunes said. “This is MMA, people are going to talk good about you, people are going to talk bad about you. You have to be ready for it.
“You guys (the media), you’re part of our lives, part of our careers. We have to talk and speak to the media because this is part of our job. She’s being so dramatic and weird about that. She knows this is normal.”
While not everyone agrees with Rousey’s decision, or the fact the UFC has apparently given her a pass on promoting the bout, it shouldn’t be a shock this is happening. Dana White has reported in the past that Rousey felt as though the media was hard on her, following her loss to Holm. In addition, in one of the rare interviews Rousey has done in recent months, she relayed she’s focusing all of her energy on her return bout.
UFC 207 will be hosted by the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.