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Dana White: I hugged Ronda Rousey for 45 minutes, I told her ‘I love you so much’

UFC 184: Rousey v Zingano Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images


Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey got smoked in the UFC 207 pay-per-view (PPV) main event, thanks to a series of unanswered punches from the brick-fisted Amanda Nunes.

See it again here.

No doubt “Rowdy” took the loss hard, especially considering it was her second straight, but perhaps not as hard as promotion president Dana White, who tracked down his “amazing friend” to console her backstage.

From ESPN:

"I must have tears, blood and boogers all over my f---ing jacket. I went in there and hugged her for 45 minutes. I told her, 'I love you so much, and whatever you want to do next, I got your back. You built this. This doesn't exist without you. You're the best decision I ever made.' I walked out of the arena and people were crying, men and women. She has been an amazing role model and amazing partner, an amazing friend. For the millions of people who admire her, she is somebody who is actually worth the admiration. Believe me, there's a lot of celebrities out there that are popular. I meet them all the time. They are not worth your admiration. They suck. But Ronda Rousey is all of that. She's incredible.”

For more on White’s relationship with Rousey click here.

Whether or not Rousey returns to the cagefighting arena has yet to be determined. While her (cough) “personal statement” suggests another layoff before making a decision, her own mother is pushing for retirement.

Others (like this guy) want to see more from the struggling Olympian.

How about you?

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