MANILA, Philippines – Former UFC heavyweight champion and current WWE Superstar Brock Lesnar commended Ronda Rousey for her achievements but also pointed out that the UFC bantamweight champion competes in a “weak division.”
Sports Illustrated has called Rousey the “most dominant athlete in the world”, and she underscored that title with a vicious 34-second beat down of challenger Bethe Correia in her most recent title defense earlier this month in Brazil.
Her last three fights have lasted a combined 64 seconds, and Lesnar told ESPN that he considers “Rowdy” a “super beast.”
“I think she’s a super athlete in a weak division, I really do,” he said. “I think she is a man amongst women in the women’s division.”
Lesnar insists that he is not taking anything away from Rousey, but the former MMA fighter is simply not impressed with the unbeaten champion’s quality of opposition.
Indeed, Lesnar seemed more impressed with how Rousey was able to juggle her myriad responsibilities outside the Octagon along with her training camp.
“I take my hat off to her,” he said. “She’s doing an excellent job in what she’s doing. I don’t know how she’s juggling everything – I mean, with movies and everything then going to Brazil and kicking butt over there, doing all that stuff.”
“My hat’s off to Rousey. I’m not taking anything away from her at all. I think she’s a super beast, a super freak in the women’s division,” he added.
Lesnar competed in the UFC from 2008 until 2011 before returning to the WWE. He is set to face off The Undertaker at Summer Slam on August 23.
Source: ABS-CBN News PH