Dana White, Jose Aldo, Chael Sonnen Offer Up Thoughts On Ronda Rousey After Loss

Ronda Rousey has been the talk of the sports world since her shocking loss to Holly Holm at UFC 193. As the days have passed, several major stars and personalities of MMA have offered up their thoughts on the PPV giant.

UFC President Dana White spoke to TMZ about Ronda Rousey's aura, and the fact that her polarizing nature made her a hot topic among fans. He said that her loss on Saturday further cemented that aura.

"It just shows what a polarizing figure and what a polarizing champion she was. It's crazy, man. I was saying this morning, we used to call her, she was like our version of Mike Tyson. She had that Mike Tyson aura about her. Now, in losing, you see that she really did. She really did have that Mike Tyson aura," White said.

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Current UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo, who has long been critical of the UFC's pay scale, said that he doesn't even understand why Rousey would fight again with her budding movie career taking off so well.

"I think it's really hard for her to return to fighting. Her career has taken a different direction. If I'm making a lot of money doing movies or something else, I'd go that direction too. Am I going to mess my face up getting punched in the face? You're crazy. In my opinion, I don't think (she will fight again). If she comes back, of course she can (win the championship back). She was always a fighter, but if I were her, I wouldn't come back," Aldo told MMA Fighting.

Former title challenger and ESPN analyst Chael Sonnen also spoke out on the loss, and said that Ronda Rousey's out-of-the-cage success was largely created by the media.

"Things should become clear after you see them. I wasn't good at predicting this one, either. The thing with Ronda is she is created by the media. That was a media sensation. You did have a lot of fighters coming out and saying, 'I want a Ronda Rousey technique video, because I want to learn those skills.' She has great skills, but so does everybody else on the roster," Sonnen said to Dan LeBatard on ESPN.

Wrestling Inc Podcast co-hosts Sean Ross Sapp and Raj Giri also spoke extensively about the fight on this weekend's episode, which you can check out below.

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