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Midnight Mania! Rousey still can’t talk about her UFC losses, as Max Kellerman found out

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Ronda Rousey still can’t come to terms with her UFC losses. It could be an act for her new gig, the haunted former mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter-turned professional wrestler ... but it’s probably not. At no point since her loss has Rousey given any signs that she’s come to terms with what was clearly a very traumatic event for her ... twice. She avoided all MMA media after her knockout loss to Holly Holm, even in the lead up to her return and second loss to Amanda Nunes. She did go on Ellen DeGeneres’ show and said that the loss made her suicidal, and what gave her ballast was thinking of having children with her boyfriend Travis Browne. Earlier today, she gave an extremely prickly response to a question on ESPN suggesting she still isn’t over it.

To be fair, she did face a vicious backlash after the loss. It was in regard to this backlash she was asked a question on “First Take.” It wasn’t even a “gotcha” moment — Max Kellerman tried to couch the question in the nicest possible terms ... but it still didn’t go his way.

It is difficult for any fighter to come to terms with a loss, but most fighters are eventually able to do so. Hopefully Rousey, retired though she is, eventually finds a way.


Insomnia

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Chuck Liddell hitting pads. Random fact — the pad holder, Ernie Reyes Jr., is the kid from the 90’s movie, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2.”

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No matter how UFC 223 goes for him, Tony Ferguson will always have his dog.

When Sonny Liston got sick of Cassius Clay’s trash talk ... this probably wouldn’t be legal today.

Wing Chun fighter vs. the MMA fighter-turned Kung Fu killer.

Jon Bones hitting the garage pads again.

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Kajan Johnson and “Project Spearhead” offering a useful service to fighters. They are right — weed isn’t a performance-enhancing drug (PED).

Conor McGregor today.

In the name of fighting

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Conor McGregor 500 days ago.

Garry Tonon has a great sense of humor about his growing striking skills.

Head kicks for days

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A reminder of how violent Paul Felder is:

Felder vs. Iaquinta is going to be awesome!

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