Ronda Rousey is boarded up in Glendale with Edmond Tarverdyan hopefully focused on training like a mad woman. Meanwhile, Amanda Nunes is appearing on show after show getting the word out about UFC 207.
Is this Rousey denying the media the gift of her presence from "betraying" her, or is this a strategy to make sure Nunes is the one who is drained from media obligations, not her? Nunes has her own thoughts on the former champion.
"I think she’s been very weird about everything," Nunes said to FOX Sports. "This is MMA, people are going to talk good about you, people are going to talk bad about you. You have to be ready for it."
While #RondaRousey has gone ghost, avoiding media duties like she's in witness protection or something, that hasn't stopped the UFC from making it all about her. #AmandaNunes seems cool with Rousey still doing the promotional work for her even in her absence, she just finds all this... strange. Because it is.
“You guys [the media], you’re part of our lives, part of our careers," Nunes said. "We have to talk and speak to the media because this is part of our job. She’s being so dramatic and weird about that. She knows this is normal.”
“I really don’t want to think she’s weak but she shows that she’s been avoiding all those things that made her who she is now,” Nunes said. “I think it’s a little bit weird. I don’t think she’s weak in mind. I really think she’s prepared for the comeback. I expect the best Ronda but I don’t know what’s wrong with her.”