The first photos of Ronda Rousey since her 48-second loss to Amanda Nunes at UFC 207 have surfaced. Photographers captured the women’s MMA pioneer outside her home in Venice, CA after it had been vandalized.
Unreadable black graffiti was spray-painted on the former champion’s home, though Ronda appeared to pay little attention to it.
Photographers caught her filling up a food dish (most likely for a pet) while speaking on a cell phone and dawning older looking Reebok workout gear.
No word on if Edmond Tarverdyan’s home has received the same treatment, as reporters are not sure which park bench he is sleeping on these days.
Ronda Rousey Post-UFC 207
Rousey-haters have been having a field day with memes, gifs, and various other forms of online hate since her loss to Nunes at UFC 207. Even Amanda Nunes has gotten in on the action with the tweet below:
— Amanda????Nunes (@Amanda_Leoa) December 31, 2016
Stay classy champ!
In contrast to the hate, some in the MMA community have taken the opportunity to thank Rousey for breaking new ground for women in the sport, most notably UFC President Dana White.
White told ESPN that following the UFC 207 main event she was in the locker room with Rousey, hugged her, and let her know how much she has meant to the sport.
“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.'”
In 2011 Dana White famously said that women would “never fight in the UFC”. He would later admit that Rousey changed all that.
Online Hate Towards Rousey
While the online and on-house hate directed at Rousey is perhaps unnecessarily cruel, some if it has been admittedly hilarious. And Ronda did make $3 million off the bout, so it’s not as though anyone should feel too sorry for her.
There is little chance that Rousey, who has been quite reclusive ever since her loss to Holly Holm in late 2015, has paid much attention to the series of memes, photoshop battles and GIFs poking fun at her however. Which is probably for the best considering how mean-spirited many of them have been.
Even mainstream media outlets have not been able to turn down the opportunity of posting gems such as the following:
Rhonda got mollywopped to Naboo pic.twitter.com/7YcncgUzYU
— lonely ĸυĸoč (@HitDaBoogiez) December 31, 2016
— ⚯͛Dirty Bird Germ△⃒⃘ (@DrDreddyMurphy) December 31, 2016
— Arda Ocal (@ArdaOcalTV) December 31, 2016
And clearly Reggie Bush didn’t take the time to read our UFC 207 prediction article, the one that accurately predicted a 1st round KO win for Nunes. In fact we recommended placing money on that very finish. For anyone who took our advice, you’re welcome.
Wow that fight definitely went a lot different than I expected
— Reggie Bush (@ReggieBush) December 31, 2016
You’re season with Buffalo didn’t quite go as expected either Reggie.
Ronda on Social Media Post UFC 207.
Rousey has once again been reclusive following her loss to Nunes. After issuing a short statement following the loss, she has since posted only this short quote on her social media accounts.