On episode 723 of the Joe Rogan Experience, UFC President Dana White weighed in on the stunning upset at UFC 193: Rousey vs. Holm, as 'the Preacher's Daughter' decisively defeated 'Rowdy' Ronda Rousey to win the UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship in the main event. Among other topics, White discussed when he will see Rousey next, whether he was upset by Rousey's loss, and if he believes Rousey will leave Glendale Fighting Club and coach Edmond Tarverdyan.
According to White, he will meet with Rousey for lunch next week, although he will not ask her about her next fight. His plan is to just hang out with Rousey and see how she is doing.
"I'll see her next week, in person. And then, [we] won't talk about fighting." White continued, "if she wants to talk [about her next fight], we can talk, but I won't talk to her about it [unless she brings it up]. I'll give her a month."
During the podcast, White did not seem upset about Rousey's defeat; however, White admitted that he does in fact become emotionally invested in many of the fighters.
"There are so many times two people go in [to a fight] and [you] care about both of them and somebody's going to win or lose that night. There are some fights that I don't even want to watch. It's like, 's--t, I don't even want to watch this fight. One of these good people is going to have to lose.'" White added, "Ronda and Holly are going in there, [and] somebody's going to win and somebody's going to lose. I mean, anybody that's stupid enough to f--king think that I think somebody could win forever or somebody else couldn't win is ridiculous."
Coach Edmond Tarverdyan came under fire for telling Rousey in her corner that she looked good in the first round when she clearly came out on the losing end of the round. Despite the criticisms, White expressed doubts with respect to whether Rousey will change camps.
"At the end of the day, Edmond's a guy who really cares about Ronda and her career and all of that stuff. I think, as a team, they'll sit down and try to figure out what went wrong [in the fight] and what needs to be fixed."
White is confident that Rousey will rebound from this loss and come back stronger than ever.
"[Rousey]'s the mentally strongest f--king athlete I've ever met in my life. When she gets over this loss, she's going to be a savage, man. She was a maniac and a hard worker when she was the best in the world. What's she going to be like now that she lost?"
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Source: The Joe Rogan Experience