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, 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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