'Glad to See That Ronda Rousey Lost,' Donald Trump Tweets as Fighter Vows, 'I'll Be Back'
Donald Trump is glad that Ronda Rousey lost her title as UFC women’s bantamweight champion.
Rousey’s 12-match winning streak came to an end on Sunday at the hands – or foot – of Holly Holm, whose kick to Rousey’s face secured the win.
“Glad to see that @RondaRousey lost her championship fight last night. Was soundly beaten – not a nice person!” Trump, 69, tweeted to his more than 4 million followers on Sunday.
Days earlier, Rousey, 28, pledged her support to Bernie Sanders in an interview with Maxim magazine. She added that if Sanders doesn’t defeat Hillary Clinton in the primary, she’ll vote for a third-party candidate.
“I’m voting for Bernie Sanders, because he doesn’t take corporate money,” she said. “I don’t think politicians should be allowed to take money for their campaigns from outside interests.”
Earlier this year, Trump said in an interview with CNN that Rousey “likes” him, adding, “I’d take her on my side as a fighter.”
However, in another CNN interview around the same time, Rousey said she wouldn’t vote for the Republican candidate.
“I just really wouldn’t trust the guy with running my country, that’s all,” she said.
Sunday’s fight ended with Rousey briefly unconscious following a kick to the head. Other fighters, including former opponents of Rousey’s have taken to social media to weigh in on the former champion’s defeat.
However, later on Sunday, the 28-year-old uploaded a thankful message to Instagram.
“I just wanted to thank everyone for the love and support. I appreciate the concerns about my health, but I’m fine,” Rousey wrote in the message.
“As I had mentioned before, I’m going to take a little bit of time, but I’ll be back.”