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Ronda Rousey’s concussion revelation doesn’t hassle Daniel Cormier

So what if Ronda Rousey waited till years later to open up about her historical past with concussions? That’s basically Daniel Cormier’s tackle the scenario surrounding his fellow UFC Corridor of Famer.

Rousey raised eyebrows in March when she admitted that too many concussions was the first purpose for her abrupt MMA retirement. A number of weeks later, Rousey adopted as much as specify that she was concussed earlier than her 2015 combat with Holly Holm wherein she was stunningly knocked out to lose the bantamweight title at UFC 193.

Rousey’s remarks rubbed some folks the mistaken means, together with Jimmy Smith. However that’s not the case with Cormier.

“Solely Ronda is aware of concerning the concussions,” Cormier advised MMA Junkie Radio. “If she (was) having all these concussions, the one mistake she made, to me, is by saying it later. As a result of no one is aware of if she had concussions, however I may even say this in defending Ronda: She’s all the time been one that folks wish to critique, even when it was unjust. So when she misplaced to Holly, it was nearly just like the world celebrated. They felt like every thing acquired given to her when, in actuality, she was successful these fights. She was beating folks. After which for her to come back again and lose to Amanda (Nunes at UFC 207)) the way in which she did, everyone celebrated and stated ‘to hell with Ronda, go and be gone.’ So now when she comes again and says, ‘Nicely, I’ve had these points over my life,’ I don’t understand how she couldn’t.

“I perceive how troublesome it’s to do that sport as she did Olympic degree – the throwing, every thing within the room. It’s onerous, man. I couldn’t even rely what number of concussions I’ve in all probability had in my life. Finally solely she is aware of. I don’t disagree along with her as a lot as most may as a result of all she’s doing is telling her fact.”

For these important of Rousey, the difficulty is a perceived case of creating excuses for her demise, however Cormier doesn’t see it that means and stated he wouldn’t if one in every of his former foes instantly got here out in a similar way.

“I might be considering to myself on that evening I used to be higher – except that particular person walked in there with a concussion,” Cormier stated. “I don’t suppose it modifications what occurs in these fights except she particularly goes, ‘The one purpose I misplaced was as a result of I had these concussions.’ And I don’t suppose that’s the case. I don’t suppose she stated that. … If she flat-out stated, ‘The one purpose I misplaced is as a result of I had concussions,’ now that’s an issue. That’s taking one thing from Holly. But when she’s simply telling her story and concussions grew to become a part of it then it’s what it’s.”

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