Ronda Rousey appeared on ESPN on Tuesday and her interactions during two interviews left the internet buzzing.
The former UFC champ and current WWE performer got into a squabble with Mike Golic about time travel and later seemed to call out Max Kellerman for being afraid to state his own opinion.
It started with an appearance on “Golic and Wingo,” when Golic asked Rousey when she knew she was done fighting at the MMA level. Her response was that she never said that.
“Ah, so there is a possibility that you could go back in time?” Golic said.
“There’s a possibility I could go back in time? That’s your question to me?” Rousey answered.
Golic clarified himself, asking if there was a possibility that she could get back in the octagon, but Rousey was hung up on the time travel.
“I do not have the ability to go back in time, no,” she said.
Asked straight up if she would fight again, Rousey offered, “I don’t know.”
Here is a clip of their awkward exchange.
Well this is painfully awkward. Ronda Rousey misunderstands question, gets annoyed. pic.twitter.com/Pt7XwVRazh
— Cork Gaines (@CorkGaines) March 27, 2018
Then she appeared on “First Take,” on which Kellerman asked if she felt the perception that it was “like the earth stopped spinning on its axis” when she lost to Holly Holm in UFC 193, and why there was a negative backlash from fans after one loss.
🤦🏻♂️ Oh my dear lord … This interaction between Ronda Rousey and Max Kellerman hit a 10 on the awkward scale
BTW, WWE … Ronda has BARELY spoken since joining the company and you put her on ‘FIRST TAKE’ with these guys?!?! pic.twitter.com/jBhF2aCPYm
— Troy Hughes™ (@TommySledge) March 27, 2018
Rousey paused and said only, “Um,” before Kellerman jumped back in and added there was “talk in the MMA world” about her being overrated.
“I experience a lot of people who quote some people that are really just afraid to state their own opinion,” Rousey said.
When Kellerman asked if she thought it was his opinion, Rousey just shrugged. The host told her it wasn’t his opinion and lauded her accomplishments.
“Well, thank you for defending me, I appreciate that,” Rousey said with a hint of sarcasm.