Olympic Judo Champ expects Rousey to get back to winning ways
UFC 207 will see the return of one of MMA’s biggest stars, Ronda Rousey.
Rousey takes on champion Amanda Nunes at the weekend and everyone will be tuning in to see if she has a successful return to the octagon after more than a year out after her defeat to Holly Holm.
One person who expects a Rousey win is her former judo teammate, Kayla Harrison who has seen her be defeated in judo only to bounce back.
“It’s been a while since we’ve been teammates and roommates so I don’t know how she’s changed as a fighter or her mentality, but I can tell you that in the old days if Ronda suffered a loss, she came back with a vengeance,” Harrison told FOX Sports, “I’m expecting that.”
“I think that she’s going to come back. I think she wants to prove a point to everybody. No one does underdog better than Ronda Rousey. She likes that feeling. She likes having to prove something to people. It’s going to be insane. I think it’s going to be real good.”
“For me, I’m excited for her personally. Because I think that we’ve all had losses, everybody loses, everybody has a defeat and it can haunt you, I know from personal experience when I lose to a rival and I don’t have an opportunity to fight them again for a while, it really just weighs on me for a while.”
“So for her to be able to go out and show the world that she is a fighter, she is someone who can come back from defeat, is going to be exciting and thrilling and not going to be one many people are going to miss.”