Looks like all the media attention and posts on social media outlets have taken its toll on UFC’s former women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey as she calls people using the net as “evil.”
In an interview with MMAjunkie at an EA event, Rousey aired her side about things being said about her in social media and admits she wanted to disappear from the public eye, stating that people have taken her skills for granted.
“To be honest, I’ve been trying to disappear as much as possible. Everyone is constantly keeping me under a microscope, and I just kind of want to be left alone right now. I don’t look at articles. I don’t look at tags. I don’t look at comments. People on the Internet are mostly evil, and I don’t want to accept any of that negativity. I just use social media to put information out there, but I really don’t use it to receive it because people are really cruel with that access,” Rousey said.
Although the 29-year old judo Olympian turned mixed martial artist admits using the social media to get in touch with her friends, but now treats it as part of her work and to look at latest clothes.
“I never used social media until it was to help me with work – until I was hustling and trying to get people to catch on to this whole women’s MMA thing. It’s only been something for work for me, except in the Myspace days, which all I used that (for) was to put pictures out and tell jokes about things that people take totally out of context now. I’m like, ‘Why did I do that?’ Because I thought I had like 12 friends and they all got it and I’d never be famous, so who cares? I don’t really use social media for fun except to look at clothes I like,” Rousey added.
After her suffering a stunning defeat from the hands of Holly Holm, Rousey has been trying to gather herself to get back in the Octagon but not without going through some obstacles namely her battle with suicidal thoughts and her mom’s public criticism about her trainer.
As her possible comeback will be put on hold as she gives time in filming the remake of the 1989 film “Road House,” fans are edging to see her fight Holm in a rematch.
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