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UFC News: White defends Ronda Rousey for storming off at UFC 205 face-off

Adithya Pai
450   //    18 Nov 2016, 19:38 IST
A Rowdy for sure.

Last week, the UFC surprised fans in New York with a face-off between Ronda Rousey and Amanda Nunes at the UFC 205 weigh-ins. Following the stare down, Joe Rogan proceeded to interview Nunes while Rousey stormed away from the dais to the fans disbelief. 

The UFC President, Dana White, defended his star champion by stating that it wasn’t her fault. He had tried to grab her arm when she was about to walk away, but Rowdy pulled her arm off his grip and headed backstage.

“First of all, she was never supposed to speak, and neither was Amanda,” White explained during a post-fight press interview. “My production guys screwed that thing up. It made Ronda look bad again like she just stormed off.

“They were not supposed to do an interview. They were supposed to go up there, square off, and they’re both supposed to walk away.”

White then went to say, “So they squared off and then I was getting them to face forward, and I was waiting for somebody to bring Amanda’s belt,” White continued. 

“You know how we do that? To put the belt and then you guys can take the pictures of them moving forward. I grab her and turn around and (Joe) Rogan is interviewing (Amanda).”

“We’re not perfect all the time,” he concluded. 

Ronda Rousey is supposed to make her return at UFC 207, one day prior to the New Year's Eve, to fight UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion, Amanda Nunes in an effort to regain her title back. The fight will take place at the T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada.

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