Ronda Rousey is coming back and getting an instant title shot, so contender Julianna Pena is taking a page from Jose Aldo’s book and freakin’ out over the “unfairness” of it all.
As per MMAFighting:
“It’s bullshit,” Peña told MMA Fighting. “That spoiled brat has gotten everything handed to her, and she’s getting everything handed to her again. It’s bullshit.”
Peña doesn’t understand how Rousey, who hasn’t fought in almost a year and is coming off a devastating knockout loss to Holly Holm at UFC 193, was able to get an immediate title shot.
“I have no idea,” Peña said. “Never in the history have I ever heard of somebody have a no-controversy brutal knockout, then quit the sport, and then comeback and get a title shot right away. The girl is mentally weak and Amanda Nunes is going to f**king knock her out and expose her ass. She’s literally the worst fighter on the roster, and I can’t stomach the fact that I’m not getting the title shot. I don’t know how they conduct business over there, but they’re going to do what they want no matter what, so there is not really much I could do. Back to the drawing board I guess.”
Pena is even talking about jumping ship!
“Maybe I’ll go fight for Combate [Americas] or something because it sounds like they want to pay me serious money and actually give me a belt right off the bat just like they did with Ronda in the UFC,” Peña said. “They just handed Ronda a belt and Combate will hand me a belt, so I don’t know, we’ll see how that goes.
“It’s definitely something that I would consider, you know. It’s starting to become a fake toy belt [the UFC belt]. I fight for money, I’m a prize fighter. So if somebody else wants to give me more money, I’ll gladly sit down at the negotiating table and see what’s going on and what’s being offered.”