Other than her actual performance at UFC 175, the most talked about question surrounding Ronda Rousey was the one asked by Joe Rogan after the fight.
Rousey, the UFC female bantamweight champion, defeated Alexis Davis in just 16 seconds. So, with a pay-per-view in August without a main event, Rogan asked if she would be available.
Immediately following the asking of the question, UFC president Dana White could be seen, looking very upset. Most felt Rogan asking was the reason behind his attitude, but that wasn’t the case at all.
The whole issue was over nothing, as Rousey ended up having to have stitches in her right hand and needs a knee scope, rendering her unable to fight in less than a month anyway.
Rogan posted a message on the MMA forum, The Underground, explaining the situation in detail:
“Just for the record Dana wasn’t pissed at me at all. I thought it was actually Dana’s idea when the producers interrupted me to get me to ask that question when I was trying to wrap up the interview.
It’s incredibly rare that the guys in the truck ever ask me to ask a specific question. He was upset that someone overstepped their bounds and decided it would be a good idea to ask Ronda to fight again in a month.
Decisions like that always come from Dana and Lorenzo (Fertitta), so when a producer thought it would be a good idea to ask Ronda that before consulting them he was really pissed off. I actually didn’t get blamed for anything.
When I asked the question I specifically stated that the producers in the truck wanted me to ask.
When Dana was pissed he asked me who said that and that’s when I realized it wasn’t his idea.”