Last time UFC commentator Joe Rogan checked, Amanda Nunes is still the UFC women’s bantamweight champion and not Ronda Rousey. Rogan starts to question the seemingly “bizarre” scenario of hyping Rousey too much and not Nunes before their historic bout.
Rogan posted his insights on Twitter are asking why UFC 207 does all the promotion all about Rousey alone. He stated it is bizarre enough since Nunes is the champion defending her belt against Rousey.
A fan reacted to his tweet and posted his view on the matter. The fan noted the UFC looks to please Rousey to stay and not entertain making the move to pro-wrestling. To which Rogan replied that if that would be the case, the UFC needs to beef up Nunes instead.
Sad reality with Dana White
UFC president Dana White clearly likes Rousey too much that he became her official spokesperson. Even gives updates on what Rousey is doing with her training, her mindset for her epic return inside the Octagon. For White, Rousey brings in the money like sponsors and ticket sales for the fight.
Rory Kernaghan of Low Kick MMA writes between the two, Rousey brings in more profit than promoting Nunes. He further writes that everyone in the UFC knows about the new trade in promoting fights.
“Sadly, but no doubt true, marketing Rousey is likely far simpler and worth a lot more dollars than the champion. Long gone is the battle between money and rankings, especially in terms of promotional content. Cash has taken over as the new king,” Kernaghan wrote.
The fighter’s take on the matter
Nunes has made her first title defense since winning the women’s bantamweight title back in July beating Miesha Tate. She rose from the ranks of women in the MMA scene signing with Invicta and Strikeforce before joining the UFC.
Nunes stated she does worry about getting the least attention than Rousey. She added that it further motivates her going into their bout slated on Dec. 30 in Las Vegas. Nunes know that once inside the Octagon, Rousey has nowhere to hide.
Rousey, herself, promised that she will be all “business” come fight night and remains focused on reclaiming her title. Other than that, she also claims that she is nearing retirement from fighting in the Octagon.
No matter how hype the match will be, it boils down to Nunes defending her title against Rousey. Rogan just hopes balance would be exercised in promoting the fight since Nunes deserves credit as well.
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