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Morning Report: Holly Holm isn’t buying that ‘hype monster’ Ronda Rousey was created by the media

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Was Ronda Rousey just a cultural phenomenon created by the media?

I’ll never tell, but that’s a take being offered up by former UFC contender Chael Sonnen.

Reacting to those comments on ESPN Radio with Dan Le Batard, Holm says Rousey deserves credit for even garnering that media attention in the first place.

“I think she was really able to run though people, though,” Holm said of Rousey. “She was kind of able to run through the girls in the division, but yes, everybody is beatable. I knew that. I’m not as bold as Chael to go out and say that. There was media around her but she was able to go in and take care of these girls so I hate to say that she’s all hype. That’s not what it is.

“She’s been able to do well with all of this pressure on her and she’s been able to perform. I don’t take anything away from her performance but I’m one of those that believe every fighter is beatable and I didn’t want to listen to all the hype. That’s why I was able to get in there and do my business.”

Holm put Rousey away early in the ….View original article

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