With haters piling on after her shocking loss to Holly Holm, Ronda Rousey is now more determined than ever to win back her UFC title. HollywoodLife.com has the EXCLUSIVE details of how all the public adversity towards her is only fueling her fire to be champion once again.
Ronda Rousey, 28, faced a backlash of criticism after getting the beating of her life from Holly Holm, 34, in the UFC 193 title fight on Nov.14. While celebs like Donald Trump, 69, Laila Ali, 37, and even Lady Gaga, 29, called her out because of her attitude in and outside of the octagon, ultimately it came down to Holly’s s mighty 38 inch leg reach to help deliver a knockout kick to beat the previously undefeated champ. Now that the public – and celebs in particular – are turning on her, HollywoodLife.com can EXCLUSIVELY report that it’s only fueling Ronda’s comeback hopes even more.
“Now Ronda has something to prove. She was on autopilot and now that all the haters are out there with Donald Trump, Laila Ali and everyone else that is coming out of the woodwork, she is using it as fuel to comeback better than ever,” a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. Ronda has been piled on by haters like Laila who said, “In order to be the best in the world, you definitely don’t EVER get beat up like that in your prime, period,” the former boxer told TMZ, adding “it’s obvious who the better fighter was.”
“Without a doubt! She never thought she would lose and she feels that she will not lose if she gets Holly back in the octagon,” our source continued. Ronda’s epic defeat came as a shock to many, as she was heavily favored going in to the match. She’d dispatched most of her previous opponents in under one round, but Holly proved to be the ultimate fighter, knocking her out with an amazing head kick 59 seconds into their second round.
Ronda is not only hurting from losing her title, but she had to face a very public backlash against her. Alongside a photo of Ronda taking a punch to the face, Lady Gaga wrote (in all caps), “That’s what you get for not touching gloves!” referencing her perceived bad sportsman-like conduct in refusing to touch gloves with Holly before their big fight. The Donald chimed in with a tweet reading “Glad to see that @RondaRousey lost her championship fight last night. Was soundly beaten – not a nice person!” Donald harshly wrote in a Nov. 15 tweet. Ouch!
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— Beth Shilliday, Reporting by Russ Weakland