Ronda Rousey is helmed as one of the pioneers in the history of the mainstream sport of the United States who paved way for the others. The former participant and medalist at the Olympics, has now shown sympathy toward one of the USA athletes pulling her name from competition due to mental trauma. There have been tons of negative reactions to the decision.
Now, Ronda Rousey took to Twitter to defend the American gymnast Simone Biles, who decided to withdraw her run in the Tokyo Olympics to focus on her mental health. She was unable to complete her vault in an event, earlier this week who then refused to participate amid extreme pressure she was dealing with, from the audience.
Biles’ decision to withdraw from individual all-around gymnastics competition at the Olympics 2021 expectedly met with backlash from some people on social media as it would affect the USA team but she also received support from others. Ronda Rousey is definitely one of them as she had some harsh words for Biles’ critics. As seen below, the UFC Hall of Famer sent her a message of support to the multi-time medal winner at the Olympics,
“Everyone judging @Simone_Biles doesnt know their foot from their a—–e when it comes to being in her position. Shes on the Olympic team while you’re on Twitter. Whatever is going on cannot be grasped from outside. She’s doing the absolute best she can given the situation she’s in.”
Everyone judging @Simone_Biles doesnt know their foot from their asshole when it comes to being in her position.Shes on the Olympic team while you’re on Twitter.Whatever is going on cannot be grasped from outside.She’s doing the absolute best she can given the situation she’s in.
— Ronda Rousey (@RondaRousey) July 27, 2021
Ronda Rousey herself participated in Olympics
Ronda Rousey’s tweet on Biles went viral as it was picked up by international mainstream media outlets as they covered Biles’ decision of withdrawing her name at the Tokyo Olympics.
Ronda Rousey, a mixed martial arts performer from UFC turned a WWE Superstar, represented the United States at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, and won a bronze medal in judo. This earned her mainstream fame even before she joined the UFC promotion which was primarily considered as a men-dominating world. It was Rousey who conquered that belief by holding an undefeated streak in the past.
Ronda Rousey was expected to return to WWE this year but then she announced back in April that she and husband Travis Browne are expecting their first child, together. She found out about the pregnancy in January but waited a few months to make the public announcement. Then in late June, she revealed the gender of the baby, a girl. ‘The Baddest Baby on the Planet’ is likely to arrive in this world in September.