Brock Lesnar: Ronda Rousey is ‘a man amongst women’
Brock Lesnar had some pretty high praise for Ronda Rousey on Tuesday, but some feel that what he said about the UFC women’s bantamweight champion was borderline offensive.
During an appearance on SportsCenter, Lesnar was asked about Rousey’s dominance and if she needs someone to step up and actually test her limits in a fight. Lesnar referred to Rousey as “a man amongst women,” which isn’t sitting well with everyone.
“She’s a super athlete in a weak division,” he said. “I think she is a man amongst women in the women’s division. I take my hat off to her. She’s doing an excellent job at what she’s doing. I don’t know how she’s juggling everything — movies, this, that, the other thing and going to Brazil and kicking butt over there. My hat’s off to you, Ronda.
“I’m not taking any talent away from her at all. I think she’s a super beast in the women’s division.”
We know Lesnar didn’t mean any of that as an insult. The point he was making is that there seems to be no one who can challenge Rousey right now. If you watch the video from Rousey’s last fight, you’ll know exactly what he means.
That said, people have a tendency to compare great female competitors to great male competitors just because they are great. Rousey would probably rather be looked at as a great female competitor who is just a better fighter among lesser competition.
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