What a difference a few days make! Last week celebrities like Mark Wahlberg, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone and Jada Pinkett Smith were falling over themselves to praise Ronda Rousey ahead of her UFC 193 title fight with Holly Holm, but with her unbeaten run finally over courtesy of a second round head kick knockout, a whole host of other celebs are now lining up to kick her while she’s down.
“In order to be the best in the world, you definitely don’t ever get beat up like that in your prime, period,” former boxing champion Laila Ali, daughter of Muhammed Ali, told TMZ Sports.
Ali had previously stirred the pot when she declared earlier this year that, “No woman in the world can beat me,” and Rousey was, “too much smaller than me anyways. She’s like the size of my daughter. My 3-year-old.”
At the time Rousey had stated that she was “If she wants to take me up on that, I’m around,” but Ali made it clear she had no intention of coming out of retirement.
Another person Rousey has had words with in the past, Republican blow-hard Donald Trump, was also celebrating Rousey’s defeat.
“Glad to see that @RondaRousey lost her championship fight last night,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “Was soundly beaten – not a nice person!”
Trump had appeared to view Rousey more favorably in August when he told CNN, “Some [fighters] are really, really good. I’ll tell you what, I know some woman that are just — Ronda Rousey is an example, who likes me. … I’d take her on my side as a fighter.”
However, Rousey later stated that she wouldn’t trust Trump run the country, which clearly didn’t go down too well with the presidential candidate hopeful.
Meanwhile, the celebrity sportsman Rousey has had the biggest beef with publicly, Floyd Mayweather Jr appeared to take the high road when he was asked his opinion about her brutal defeat.
“I don’t know about this fight, I just know that you win some and you lose some,” Mayweather said. “It basically comes with the territory.”
However, his friend 50 Cent hinted that behind closed doors Mayweather was relishing the result.
“LMAO FLOYD TOLD ME TO POST THIS,” 50 Cent wrote after the fight alongside a picture of Rousey’s KO. “He want me to do the dirty work.”
While she’s had no prior interaction with the former champion, famed singer Lady Gaga also took the opportunity to snipe from the sidelines.
“That’s what you get for not touching gloves!” she posted on Instagram together with a picture of Rousey being punched in the face.
Rousey herself has only issued a brief statement so far since the fight in which she indicates that she will be back, so she’ll have the opportunity to make all of her critics eat their words in 2016 with a rematch against Holly Holm almost certain to be her comeback fight.