It’s fair to say that Ronda Rousey has taken the wrestling world by storm since her debut at WrestleMania 34 nearly one year ago.
Still yet to be pinned or submitted in the WWE, Rousey is the Raw Women’s champion and seemingly heading for a date with the ultra-hot Becky Lynch at WrestleMania 35, providing she can defeat Ruby Riott at the Elimination Chamber.
Still, for all her success in the wrestling world, Rousey certainly rose to fame as one of the top MMA stars in the world.
Rowdy was a phenomenon in UFC before she suffered two devastating knockout defeats to close out her career in the octagon.
The 32-year-old was interviewed recently and the interview made its way onto Twitter. In the video, Rousey responds to claims Deville has done some MMA and kind of talks about the upcoming Elimination Chamber match for the Women’s Tag Team titles before circling back to insult Deville.
“I don’t know if you can really call two amateur fights an MMA background,” Rousey said. “She was never really a professional, she dabbled in it. She seems like a hobbyist to me. Two of them declared that they are in it and good for them if they think they are going to really win. They kind of have their own tension between them and have a lot of inner betrayals in their own team.
I don’t know. We’ll see how well they do, but I think that there’s a lot of other teams that have a lot more solid bond than they do.”
When asked if she should be saying that, Rousey answered with, “Why? She said s— about me getting kicked in the head. F*** her!”
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This is obviously in reference to the knockout kick Rousey suffered from Holly Holm that handed the UFC Hall of Famer her first defeat in the octagon.
Deville didn’t miss a beat when she quickly responded on Twitter: “Haha awhhh that’s cute you’re a little salty from some factual comments I made. Well you know where I work and I would love to reenact the look on your face when you got KOed”
For starters, there’s no way the WWE would have endorsed Rousey saying “f*** her!” in any capacity. Also, there is no reason for these two to build a feud. they’re on different shows and for all the talent Deville has, she is no presented as a top star on the show that she is on, SmackDown. They’re different levels.
For the record, Deville had three MMA fights where she went 2-1, losi her final fight via decision. Obviously these were in smaller promotions, not UFC.
It seems like this is some real heat and Rousey carries some anger about the way her MMA career ended. Or, how people talk about it, more to the point. Which is understandable.