Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Women's Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey recently came under fire for tweeting a link to a video which boasts it would fully 'expose the truth' behind the horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School this past December, which stole the lives of 20 children and six adults.
The video, which has over ten million views on YouTube, claims to have evidence that exposes a lot of inconsistencies with the reporting of what happened the day when Adam Lanza decided to go on a shooting spree and take the lives of innocent people.
Rousey's manager, Darin Harvey, quickly came to the defense of his client saying she simply found the video "interesting" and proceeded to re-tweet it.
After today's (Jan. 23, 2013) UFC 158 press conference, UFC President Dana White held a media scrum and weighed in on the issue, saying people need to calm down, get a life and quit being such "pussies."
"My opinion is that she has an opinion. You know what I mean? Everybody has an opinion. She didn't come out and say that the thing was a fucking hoax and all this shit. She tweeted something and said, 'Look at this story.' You know? People are fucking pussies is the problem. That's the big problem. I didn't call her to talk to her at all. Every human being is going to have an opinion. She didn't write a fucking story saying the Sandy Hook thing was a hoax. She tweeted some video that's out there that has twenty million views, so twenty million other people watched it, too. Her tweet isn't like all of the other negative tweets that have happened. There is always conspiracy theorist out there. If you watch the video, the video is pretty goofy. What's goofier than the video is the fucking goof that did it. Do you see me re-tweeting something like that? No. But there are a lot of people that buy into that shit and believe in that stuff. As a human being she can have an opinion. And, she didn't even give her opinion, she just tweeted it. So, people need to fucking calm down. If that's the thing you're most concerned in, in your life, holy shit man, you need to get a life."
As White stated, Ronda never actually agreed with what the video claims, she simply found it 'interesting' and felt the need to share it.
Rousey will look to put this issue behind her as she prepares to defend her 135-pound title against Liz Carmouche at UFC 157 on Feb. 23, 2013 in Anaheim, California in what will be the first time women will compete inside the Octagon.
What's your take Maniacs? Do you agree with White on this one? Did people overreact to the tweet? Or was the negative criticism warranted due to the sensitivity of the situation?