“If you’re going to draw the line there, you should have drawn it before that,” Rousey said. “Khabib jumping out of the Octagon was not as bad as throwing objects at a bus. Because my friend Rose Namajunas was on that bus. My friend, Michael Chiesa, missed his fight because he got cut [by the glass from the bus window].”
Rousey’s thoughts on possible UFC punishment
“There has to be equal treatment all the way across the board,” Rousey continued. “I don’t think anybody should get special treatment because they’re a bigger draw. I think the same when it comes to performance-enhancing drugs, when it comes to felonies, when it comes to hit-and-runs, or anything like that.
“There’s too much preferential treatment given to the high-profile fighters. There needs to be equal discipline across the board, no matter who you are. Because people are going to start thinking, once they get to a certain level, the rules don’t apply to them.
“I would be much more strict about everything,” she later continued. “I’d say, get popped for steroids once, you’re banned for life. Then again, I’m not the promoter of a multi-million dollar organization.
“From their perspective, you have to think about, when is it not worth it anymore? I don’t want the company to be prioritizing this quarter over this next 10 years. Like, yeah, they might make more money this quarter because this fight or the next fight did really well. But I don’t want it to get to a point where people are not buying tickets to go see fights live because they’re afraid of what could happen in the arena.”
- Ronda Rousey
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