Ronda Rousey is a liberal media creation who never was actually that good an MMA fighter, according to Fox Sports Radio host Clay Travis.
An Olympic bronze medalist in judo (the first female competitor from the U.S. to earn a medal in that sport), Rousey, 29, went on to become the first female fighter to sign with the Ultimate Fighting Championship group after previously being affiliated with Strikeforce.
The former undefeated UFC bantamweight champion lost her last two fights, however, first to Holly Holm at UFC 193 in Australia on November 15, 2015, and – after about a year-long timeout -- then to Amanda Nunes on December 30 at UFC 205 in Nevada. Nunes knocked out Rousey in 48 seconds of the first round.
"The two losses have put Rousey's career in serious jeopardy, a career that Travis believes resulted from the hype and promotion of agenda-minded members of the liberal media who saw Rousey as a feminist symbol," Breitbart News summarized.
Travis, who in August 2015 wrote that he loved Ronda Rousey, "the greatest female fighter in UFC history," in his words, and wanted her to get in the ring with boxer Floyd Mayweather, admitted during his Fox Sports Radio show that he was taken in by the media hype that made Rousey a star in his estimation.
"I believe with 100 percent of every fabric and fiber in my being—Ronda Rousey was entirely a media creation by people who wanted to be a part of 'I am woman, hear me roar'…she is the most fraudulent creation in the history of sports. And I bought into it…this girl was beating the crap out of a bunch of girls who otherwise couldn't fight, and she finally got to the point where there were other women who could fight, and she got her a** kicked twice in a row…she should be in the peak of her ability…this is just her never being that good..."