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Sara McMann: Questioning Ronda Rousey’s resilience is ‘completely insulting’

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One of the big storylines coming out of Ronda Rousey’s historic loss to Holly Holm last month is a question: Can Rousey come back and be the same after being knocked out with a head kick in the second round in front of more than 56,000 with another million or so watching on pay-per-view?

Sara McMann thinks any insinuation that Rousey cannot is a joke.

McMann, who lost to Rousey by first-round TKO in 2014, has been fired up in recent weeks. She is not the biggest fan of the former UFC women’s bantamweight champion. But she carries something major in common with Rousey: They are both Olympic medalists. McMann won silver in wrestling and Rousey owns a bronze in judo.

So when people say Rousey was broken in defeat and won’t be back, McMann gets a bit incensed.

“As somebody who is an Olympic athlete, who is also an Olympic medalist and a tournament athlete, it’s completely insulting to me,” McMann told MMA Fighting. “It shows that people do not even understand what Ronda has actually done before. She got a bronze medal in the Olympics. That means she lost her Olympic dream, had her entire world crushed knowing she wasn’t going to be an Olympic gold medalist and she rallied the troops and came back and got a bronze. In a matter of hours, she got herself back together.

“That’s how you get to that level. It was really, really frustrating to me. Don’t think that she’s not resilient and she can’t adapt to those circumstances.”

There was on particular interview with Holm that didn’t sit well with McMann. In a Q&A with the New York Times, Holm was asked how many times out of 10 she would beat Rousey.

“Ten, Holm said. “Because if I tell myself that there ….View full article

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