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Dana White says Ronda Rousey was mentally and physically ‘exhausted’ before UFC 193

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Former UFC Bantamweight Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey is taking sometime off following her loss at UFC 193 to Holly Holm. That has been no secret the last month since the shocking fight and it seems like her time off is warranted.

For months, Rousey was involved in tons of promotional work leading up to her big fight with Holm. Not only is she the biggest name in the UFC today, but she is also one of the largest celebrities in the world.

UFC president Dana White had an interview with TSN Canada and he talked when former WWE superstar CM Punk would make his debut. He also talked about what Rousey went through before the fight.

“When she sat down with me and Lorenzo (Fertitta) a few days ago she said ‘I was exhausted’ going into that fight,” White revealed in an interview with TSN in Canada. “‘I was exhausted mentally, physically, personally.’ She had a lot of personal things going on, too, with her family. She’s gone into every fight — Cat Zingano is one of the best fighters in the world, she beat her in 14 seconds, so I don’t know.”

That certainly doesn’t seem like he is making an excuse for Rousey, but you can’t blame her for being exhausted. From filming movies to commercials for multiple companies, she is certainly a busy woman.

Let’s hope she tries to relax a lot more during her time off.

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Caleb is a young veteran of the sports journalism world that has a passion for college football, mostly the SEC, but namely the LSU Tigers. He also has an affinity for the Georgia Southern Eagles, because who doesn't love Erk Russell and national championships, right? He has experience working in print and online media as well as broadcasting, working with his high school alma mater football team and the Savannah Bananas.
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