Ronda Rousey slams UFC for giving Conor McGregor ‘preferential treatment’, wants to see ‘equal discipline’ going forward

UFC Hall of Famer Ronda Rousey is far from happy with what went on after the UFC 229 main event between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov last week.

Rousey is unhappy with the UFC for giving Conor McGregor special treatment.

Rousey, a former UFC bantamweight champion and reigning WWE RAW women’s champion, wants people to feel safe when attending events. However, ultimately she does not blame Khabib and feels as though McGregor’s actions have been far worse.

I just really hope it doesn’t become an ongoing trend,” Rousey told TMZ. “I want people to feel safe bringing their kids to fights and things like that. I hope this isn’t an ongoing trend and just a single occurrence.”

If you’re going to draw the line there, you should’ve drawn it before that,” continued Rousey. “I think that Khabib jumping out of the octagon was not as bad as throwing objects at a bus.”

The “Rowdy” one believes McGregor is receiving special treatment from the UFC and wants to see the organization start implementing “equal discipline”.

“I just feel like there has to be equal treatment all the way across the board,” Rousey said. “I don’t think that anyone should get special treatment because they’re a bigger draw. I think that’s the same when it comes to performance-enhancing drugs, when it comes to felonies, when it comes to hit-and-runs, or anything like that. There’s too much preferential treatment given to the high-profile fighters, and I think there needs to be equal discipline across the board, no matter who you are, because people are going to start thinking once they get to a certain level the rules don’t apply to them.”

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10 comments

  1. “Equal treatment across the board”. This statement coming from the woman that was given special treatment for years as Dana’s pet and the UFC’s cash-cow. Pot calling the kettle black?

    1. Exactly how Donnie was she given preferential treatment? She never dodged usada or got off on criminal acts or sat on belts for years or threw bottles at a press conference. Other than you not liking her, exactly how did she get “special treatment’ in reference to the article????

      1. Great point from Ronda. Didn’t break any laws or trash someone’s religion and family and did more for wmma and the UFC than anyone else period. No one worked any harder for the company than she did so she got as few breaks for it. Hardly the same as some chicken tapping mcquitter who sits on his belts for years and runs around commiting crimes and getting away with it like he owns the world. Ronda owes the UFC and the mma world nothing and great to see her still the crowd puller in wwe and upsetting those crybabies that were traumatised by her success that trash her unable to deal with anything she does.

        1. Very good point. And, arguably (even Joe Rogan made this point), she lost at UFC 193 because she spent too much time and energy on promotion (while Holm was focused totally on the fight). While she may have been over-confident, I don’t think she underestimated Holm, rating Holm as her biggest threat to that date.

          And no, Ronda owes nothing to the UFC and MMA. They owe her a lot for bringing the sport to the level it’s at today. And the UFC recognised that by making her the first woman inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame.

          1. Well said Ray.
            Whilst Khabibs actions weren’t great, they were a consequence of Conors innate ability to escape ramifications for all that he did wrong over several years.
            As for Beche, well she ended up getting floored in 34 seconds anyway so she got paid back and then some.

  2. this from the woman who ran and hid after she couldn’t back up her mouth and got a flogging then wouldn’t promote her next fight were she got a second flogging so then took the easy way out and ran off to something put together by script writers with predetermined outcomes and even there she`s got special treatment

  3. And this from a woman who fought 3 to 4 times a year while doing more media, more promotion than any other and didn’t break laws or endanger lives or anyone’s safety like Conor did. Any twit who can’t fathom that point from the article isn’t worth the oxygen they breathe. They’re just clouded with jealousy and hatred incapable of coherent thought

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