MMA World Reacts To Julianna Pena Saying Ronda Rousey Is ‘Kind Of A Joke’ Now

Julianna Pena Calls Ronda Rousey Kind Of A Joke Now Fans React

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  • UFC champion Julianna Pena called Ronda Rousey “old news” and “kind of a joke” on Monday.
  • Pena also issued a challenge to Rousey to come back and finally try to redeem herself after her two knockout losses.
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Current UFC women’s bantamweight champion Julianna Pena was the first woman to win The Ultimate Fighter. Pena was a member of Miesha Tate’s team which competed against Ronda Rousey’s squad during that season of the show.

Miesha Tate and Ronda Rousey are sworn enemies, this we know. What many did not know, until now, is that apparently Julianna Pena is also not a big fan of the rowdy one.

Julianna Pena calls out Ronda Rousey for the way she quit the sport of MMA

“Ronda is so old news, right?” Pena told The MMA Hour on Monday. “I think that what’s incredible about her is that she opened up the door and was destroying people in 10 seconds, and became a star because she was demolishing people in the first round, and that’s great — but she got knocked out twice and never came back. So how legit is she?

“She had to go to pro wrestling. And I get that and I think that that’s great. But as a fighter and somebody who is competitive, I know that — deep down — it probably truly bothers her, the fact that she went away off of two knockout losses and never came back to make her name good,” Pena continued.

“If it really truly does bother her and if it gets under her skin at the end of the day to know that, you know, her legacy is kind of ruined by the fact that she never came back and never got back on the horse, then I would like to invite her to please come back — and if she would like to come back, I would welcome her with open arms.”

Pena, 32, continued to call out the 35-year-old one-time UFC women’s bantamweight champion and one-time Strikeforce women’s bantamweight champion.

“That’s what I’m saying, she’s kind of a joke in the MMA world now, because she’s a — what is the word? — sellout. Like, a little bit of a sellout there. I mean, I guess I understand, right? It’s like, pro wrestling is fake, you get paid millions of dollars, I get it. But for me, for real s–t, for like the ‘you’re the real, real deal,’ I would say that that’s in the UFC. And if she ever wants any of that real smoke, I’m ready.”

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Many MMA fans do, in fact, want that smoke…