Manager explains 'different perspective' on Ronda Rousey's controversial tweet regarding Sandy Hook shooting

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE

As mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters become more mainstream, their actions will continue to be scrutinized accordingly. That's the price of fame. Ronda Rousey found that out earlier this week when she passed along a video regarding a "different perspective" on the Sandy Hook school shooting.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Women's Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey found herself in a heated battle -- without ever stepping foot inside the Octagon.

Earlier this week, the former Strikeforce star passed along a link on her official Twitter account that directed fans to a video which claims to "fully expose" the truth behind the tragic shootings at the Sandy Hook Elementary School back in December.

See that video here.

20 children and six adults were killed by Adam Lanza in the early morning massacre; however, the video claims to expose inconsistencies in the factual account of what really transpired that day by raising unanswered questions, something Rousey described as "interesting."

Her manager, Darin Harvey, told MMA Junkie she wasn't passing judgment on the Sandy Hook shootings, but was instead sharing a "different perspective" on the investigation and ensuing media coverage.

"Ronda's the kind of person that doesn't take everything at face value, and doesn't have 100 percent faith in all the news that's put out there by the mainstream press. I don't think that she did anything so horrible. I think what she was doing is retweeting something that gave a different perspective as to what transpired on that day. I don't think anything in that video denied that it happened. I don't know if it's the truth or not. I'm not an investigator, but it seemed to me that if that Bushmaster (rifle) really was sitting in the trunk of a car, and the guy killed himself inside the school, how would the gun end up in the trunk of a car? Maybe it's just bulls--- facts. I didn't investigate it. I think Ronda thought it was interesting and retweeted it, and that was the extent of it. I don't think she was saying the mainstream press was wrong. It was just a different perspective."

Following her tweet, Rousey received an influx of negative criticism from fans who may have felt her actions were insensitive and in poor taste; however, it may be unwarranted as she never really took a stand on either side and simply passed along a "different perspective."

Her manager also contends she was "devastated" by the tragedy.

Rousey is scheduled to defend her 135-pound strap against Liz Carmouche in the main event of UFC 157 on Feb. 23, 2013 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California, marking the first time women's mixed martial arts (MMA) has headlined a UFC pay-per-view (PPV) event.

For more on that historic fight click here.

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