Ronda Rousey says … the Ray Rice story would’ve had a MUCH, MUCH different ending if she was in the elevator with the NFL star.
The UFC champ was at LAX Thursday when she was asked what would have happened if she was in Janay Palmer’s shoes on that fateful night in an Atlantic City casino.
Ronda’s answer — well, ya gotta watch the video.
As for the UFC, Dana White says Roger Goodell "should just get up and leave on his own" if he saw or knew about the details of the attack before dishing out a shameful 2 game suspension.
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This year, two failed drug tests, subsequent apparent lies and obstructions, and a two-year suspension pushed three-time UFC world title challenger Chael Sonnen into retirement and out of competition. As he prepared to provide analysis for the Battlegrounds show tonight in Tulsa, Sonnen admitted that he misses competition.
“I don’t have a lot of hobbies. I don’t have a lot of friends. I hate days off. I hate them. If I have a day off I just dread it. I would prefer to be out there and working. Talking about the new talent coming up or the current talent that is already there,” he said in a recent interview.
“The desire was still there…I love to compete. Even now I look forward to competing and it’s a lot of fun. I don’t know if it’s something that ever goes away. I’ll tell you something that does go away, is the desire to train. It’s really, really hard and it’s depressing. There were years just day after day for years waking up depressed knowing what I had to do that day.”
Sonnen may not miss training but it’s clear he would still like to compete. Interestingly, Sonnen (who was fired by the UFC and Fox from his television analyst positions after his second failed drug test of the year, and third in his career) also said that he is still under contract with the UFC.
Do you think the 37 year-old could make a successful come back in about two years, if his desire to fight is still there?
Let us know in the comments section.
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It’s official. Former women’s featherweight Strikeforce and current Invicta featherweight champion Cris Justino will make her bantamweight debut on December 5th at Invicta 10. No opponent or venue for the Brazilian has been named. The UFC made the news official on Monday.
Justino, 29, is 12-1 with 1 no-contest in professional mixed martial arts, but has never competed in the bantamweight division. She last competed in MMA July of 2013 where she won the Invicta featherweight champion by defeating Marloes Coenen via third round TKO. She lost a muay Thai bout in March of 2014 to Jorina Baars at Lion Fight 14.
The subject of Justino’s move to bantamweight, however, has been controversial in the sport. While Justino and UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey have a rivalry largely played out through the media, talk of putting a fight together between the two has hit a number of roadblocks, not least of which was Justino’s long-time insistence she couldn’t safely make the ten-pound drop to the bantamweight division. After consideration, however, Justino said in July she’d attempt to make the push down.
The UFC also announced Monday that Invicta 9 is set to take place on November 1st at the RiverCenter in Davenport, Iowa. That event will be headlined by a flyweight title fight between champion Barb Honchak and challenger Takayo Hashi.
Both events will air on UFC Fight Pass.
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