Gegard Mousasi is never one to sugarcoat his ideas and opinions.
And he was at it again this week, when he spoke to Today in Singapore during a visit to promote the UFC’s return to Kallang, on June 17.
This time it was when he was asked about fallen former bantamweight star Ronda Rousey, who lost a second consecutive fight at UFC 207 in December against Amanda Nunes. Mousasi said that Rousey was built up in the media as something she was not.
“She’s a good fighter, she has the mentality of a fighter, but she doesn’t have the skills of a stand-up fighter,” he said.
“How can the media make her one of the best fighters when she can’t even kick or punch? That’s like Serena Williams [playing] without a backhand. How do they make her the greatest fighter of all time?”
Asked if he thought Rousey would ever fight again, Mousasi echoed what many others have, including UFC president Dana White.
“I think she has a lot of money, she doesn’t need to fight,” he said.