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Anderson Silva to Ronda Rousey – ‘Keep your head up, I hope you come back’

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The fallout after Ronda Rousey 48-second knockout loss to Amanda Nunes at UFC 207 last month is still being felt (full video replay here).

Since getting obliterated by current women’s Bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes, Rousey has received all types of advice from her peers and non-peers alike. From suggestions to retire, switch camps or continue her combat career, “Rowdy” has had a variety of advice launched her way.

Now, perhaps the greatest mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter to every grace the Octagon, Anderson Silva, is chiming in.

“Regardless of what happened, regardless of what will happen in your life, you have to keep your head up because what you’ve done is in history,” Silva said during an interview to Brazilian TV show Combate News via MMA Fighting.

“Regardless of wins and losses, you have to worry about what you think its important in your life,” added Anderson.

While Rousey has yet to announce whether or not she will continue fighting or call it a career, Silva advises Ronda to choose her foes more carefully upon her return.

“I hope 2017 is a year of more accomplishments. If you continue fighting, I hope you come back well. My personal and technical opinion as a fighter is that you should choose better your opponents in your comeback. Don’t fight someone who’s so active as the champion. That was a wrong strategy. I hope you come back because you are a great athlete. God bless you.”

Indeed, while some cried foul at the fact that Ronda received a title shot coming off a knockout loss and more than a year away from action, it wasn’t for a desire to get an easier opponent, unlike this other former champion.

As far as her busy life outside the cage, Silva doesn’t believe Rousey’s full plate in Hollywood played any part in her defeat.

“When Ronda did those movies, she had enough time to prepare. It happens,” Silva said. “She was away from fighting for a long time (before UFC 207), and lack of rhythm can become an issue,” explained Silva.

“I don’t take anything away from the champion, she’s in a good run and I hope she continues and wins against whoever they put in front of her and stays as champion for the rest of her career, but those are things that happen. You get in there and you’re taking the risk of losing or winning. It’s natural. People have to understand that.”

Silva himself will look to get back on the winning track when he faces off against Derek Brunson at UFC 208 on Feb. 11, 2017 in Brooklyn, New York. If he does, it will be his first victory in over foue years.

For more on that fight and upcoming pay-per-view (PPV) event click here.

Source:: mma mania