UFC 207 Fight Results: LeBron James, Kobe Bryant Speak Up About Ronda Rousey's Loss

By Miguel Torres, Posted: 01/02/17 02:47AM EST
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NBA stars LeBron James and Kobe Bryant offered their sentiments after the recently concluded UFC 207 fight card.

The headliner of UFC 207 held last December 30th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas featured the much awaited return of former UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, who was coming off a year long lay-off as she went up against current titleholder Amanda Nunes. Unfortunately for "Rowdy" and her fans, Nunes ended up winning via TKO, in just 48 minutes of action.

Many anticipated a strong comeback for Rousey, who remains the biggest name in women's mixed martial arts today. But after a very subpar showing, many are hoping that she will consider hanging up her gloves for good.

Indeed, Rousey is one of the biggest superstars in sports today, and some of the other prominent names have sympathized with her lopsided defeat. In a recent report by Ohio.com, Cleveland Cavaliers superstar forward LeBron James sided with Rousey, as he pointed out how stars are built up and put "on the highest mountain in the world", then will be ripped apart afterwards. "King James" says he also experienced the same thing.

James went on to speak for Rousey, pointing out how other people who are not in her shoes do not know what it is like to be at the top, and how her mindset is. His statement was directed at people who have questioned Rousey's mental toughness coming into the fight.

"You can tell that it's built and built and built and built and built, they always make the teardown story more important than how long it took for her to actually get to the mountaintop," James said.

Meanwhile, retired NBA superstar Kobe Bryant also offered his words of encouragement for Rousey. He delivered a short message via Twitter.



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