Demetrious Johnson Slams Ronda Rousey: ‘Grow The F*ck up’

Ronda Rousey
Image Credit: Getty Images

Demetrious Johnson isn’t fond of how Ronda Rousey handled her downfall in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

“Mighty Mouse” is considered the best pound-for-pound fighter in mixed martial arts (MMA) by many fans and analysts. Johnson is on the verge of breaking Anderson Silva’s record for most successful consecutive title defenses in the UFC.

Rousey was once the most dominant female in MMA. Most of her fights ended via first-round armbar. Her momentum came crashing down when she was knocked out by Holly Holm back in Nov. 2015. She then got starched by Amanda Nunes in 48 seconds at UFC 207.

Before her bout with Nunes, “Rowdy” wouldn’t address the MMA media at all. There was also the notation that Rousey felt the media turned on her after her loss to Holm. Not to mention that Rousey revealed after her loss to Holm that she contemplated suicide.

In an interview with Sports Illustrated, Johnson blasted Rousey for how she handled things:

“Yeah, absolutely. You know, people say, I visualize myself at this point. I visualize myself losing most of the time just because I’ve seen so many champions lose, and they don’t know how to take it. Their whole world is upside down. ‘Oh, my God, what am I going to do?’ You look at Ronda Rousey. You got your ass beat, grow the f— up. It happens. It’s mixed martial arts. I don’t want to be like that. If I lose, I’ll be like, I lost.”

Johnson went on to say that too much went right for Rousey for her to take the losses to her grave.

“Yeah, everybody has. Everybody f—ing loses. It’s part of the sport. Grow up. Look, Ronda, you lost two f—ing fights in a row, and you made more f—ing money than the women’s roster. You’ll be fine, don’t worry about it.”

Latest MMA News

Tim Boetsch

Tim Boetsch on Johny Hendricks Missing Weight: ‘It Speaks to His Professionalism’

Tim Boetsch questions the professionalism of Johny Hendricks. Boetsch earned a TKO victory over "Bigg Rigg" at UFC Fight Night 112. The story going into...
Dominick Reyes

Dominick Reyes Talks About His ‘Perfect’ UFC Debut

Dominick Reyes is feeling good about his future in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). This past Saturday night (June 25), Reyes made his UFC debut...
Carla Esparza

Carla Esparza is in no Rush to Get Back in Title Hunt

Carla Esparza isn't clamoring for another shot at gold just yet. Esparza is the inaugural Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) strawweight champion. She lost the title...
Megan Anderson

Megan Anderson Discusses The State of UFC Women’s Featherweight Division

Megan Anderson has given her take on the Ultimate Fighting Championship's (UFC) women's featherweight division. Anderson will battle Cris Cyborg for the vacant women's 145-pound...
UFC Fight Night 112

UFC Fight Night 112 Medical Suspensions: Six Fighters Shelved 180 Days

The medical suspensions for UFC Fight Night 112 are here. Michael Chiesa took on Kevin Lee in the main event of UFC Fight Night 112....
Dennis Siver

Dennis Siver Talks Victory Over B.J. Penn, Says Knockdown Was Good For Him

Dennis Siver is satisfied with his victory over B.J. Penn. Last night (June 25) Siver took on Penn in the UFC Fight Night 112 main...
Conor McGregor

John Kavanagh Says Conor McGregor Does Best When He’s Mocked

Conor McGregor achieves peak performance when the doubters creep in says coach John Kavanagh. On Aug. 26, McGregor will step inside the boxing ring for...
Derrick Lewis Weigh-in

Derrick Lewis Scraps Retirement Plans, Wants Francis Ngannou Next

Derrick Lewis isn't going anywhere. Following his TKO loss at the hands of Mark Hunt back at UFC Fight Night 110, Lewis said he was...
Matt Hughes

Matt Hughes Update: ‘Improving’ But ‘Long Road Ahead’

Beth Hughes Ulrici, the sister of former UFC champion Matt Hughes, posted an update on the condition of the fallen fighter. “He is improving and...
Darrell Horcher

Darrell Horcher: ‘It Was so Emotional For me to Get Back’

After a near-death experience, Darrell Horcher is grateful to be alive and come back to the sport he loves with a win. Horcher survived a...