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Ronda Rousey Says Hearing Her Speak is a ‘Privilege’

Rondo Rousey believes it’s a privilege to hear her speak.

Sure, Ronda.

Rousey spoke at a question and answer session at the Wild Card West Boxing Gym where Hollywood director Peter Berg hosted. During one moment, Rousey said, “Why should I talk? I believe hearing me speak is a privilege, and it’s a privilege that’s been abused, so why not revoke it from everyone?

“We live in an age of trial by Twitter. What is really gained by stating opinion on anything? It whittles people down. It gets cut and pasted 10 times and it’s in a headline.”

Rousey was often criticized by the media following her UFC losses to Holly Holm and Amanda Nunes. She went into hiding after the loss to Holm. Prior to the bout against Nunes, she did very media appearances and even less after suffering her second defeat.

The former champion could not stay away from the media during her time on top. Whether she was criticizing other fighters, chastising men who need lube, or Sandy Hook truthing, Rousey always made her opinion known.

Losing opened her up to criticism of her own. And she didn’t know how to handle it.

“One thing my mother never taught me was how to lose. She never wanted me to entertain it as a possibility. She’d say: ‘Let it suck. It deserves to suck,'” stated Rousey at the session.

Luckily, any future loss will be approved by her. That should take the sting out of things.

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