Following UFC 168, women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey caught some backlash from fans and the media for refusing to shake the hand of her heated rival, Miesha Tate.
However, Rousey has explained why she refused the offer and now she is saying that Tate’s handshake would have been just for the cameras.
“I really think that if me and her fought alone in her gym if there weren’t people there watching, she wouldn’t have offered her hand to me,” Rousey said on Wednesday at a media luncheon, via MMAFighting.com. “Her actions were entirely influenced by being watched. My actions were all despite being watched.
“It’s not a fakeable moment and it was entirely the right thing to do because I didn’t think about it. It was immediate. It was just like, ‘nope.’ Maybe if I took the time to think about it I would have changed my mind, but then it would have been the wrong decision, because it would have meant that my first inclination, I mean, I had that for a reason.”
People may not like Rousey, but you can’t deny the fact that she is truly as real as it gets.