After Ronda Rousey’s defeat by Holly Holm in November, Rousey reportedly suffered signs of depression and suicidal thoughts in wake of her loss. Now, in an interview with Australia’s 7 News Perth, her PR team declared that she refused to answer any questions about fighting or she would “walk out.”
The interview, instead, consisted of questions about her acting career and recent Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, in addition to talk of her role in the new EA Sports UFC 2 video game, to be released in two weeks.
This isn’t the first time Rousey has dictated specific terms about an interview. She abruptly left a media conference call when questions about a personal relationship with Travis Browne, then accused of domestic abuse, were brought up prior to her UFC 193 loss.
Reporters appear disgruntled about this new PR stance.
“She’s a fighter! It’s like asking to do a story on a [basketball player] and not talking about basketball,” said reporter Mike Amor.
Rousey is expected to return to the Octagon later this year. Perhaps her return is further away than initially expected, if fighting questions still aren’t on the table.
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