Like what the saying goes, “In prosperity, you gain friends. In adversity, you know your true friends”.
Just this weekend, Ronda Rousey – who was dubbed as the “once in a lifetime” athlete – has faced her first setback in her professional career by losing via TKO against Holly Holm. The once perceived by many as the invincible fighter that would probably stay undefeated until retirement had just been grounded, humbled and humanized.
Billionaire and American presidential candidate, Donald Trump was one of the first express the hate for Ronda on what seemed to be a payback after Rousey announced that she will not vote for him in the upcoming elections.
Glad to see that @RondaRousey lost her championship fight last night. Was soundly beaten – not a nice person!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 16, 2015
Lady Gaga also posted on her Instagram account her joy in seeing Rousey’s defeat with the caption, “That is what you get for not touching gloves”.
Philadelphia 76er’s Forward, Carl Landry also took a poke and had fun on Rousey’s upset loss.
— Carl Landry (@CarlLandry) November 15, 2015
On the bright side of things, singers like Demi Lovato expressed her loyalty to Ronda Rousey.
Lovato even suggested a rematch to be done in the Unites States and promises to be there to support Ronda.
— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) November 15, 2015
Actor Mario Lopez also showed some encouragement to Rousey and encouraged that the rematch will be very huge.
— Mario Lopez (@MarioLopezExtra) November 15, 2015
Boxing legends with the likes “Iron” Mike Tyson and George Foreman had a good share of defeats in their careers. Tyson had famously lost – his mind – to the controversial ear-biting match against Evander Holyfield while George Foreman had also fallen to the arguably best fighter of all time – Muhammad Ali. These hall-of-fame fighters showed their support by giving her some encouragement.
Tyson captioned his tweet: @RondaRousey a true champ is not defined by wins. You are a glorious even still. @danawhite @ufc #ComeBackQueen
— Mike Tyson (@MikeTyson) November 15, 2015
Foreman, on the other hand, gave one powerful encouraging tweet to Rousey: Down goes Muhammad Ali, Frazier & Foreman RONDA ROUSEY we all came back so will you.
Down goes Muhammad,Frazier & Foreman RONDA ROUSEY we all came back so will you. pic.twitter.com/7STsY4X8QB
— George Foreman (@GeorgeForeman) November 15, 2015