Sara McMann Is Fine With Ronda Rousey Taking The Spotlight
Posted by Joseph Lee on 02.20.2014
It doesn't change who the better fighter is...
In an interview with MMA Junkie, Sara McMann (7-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) said that she is fine with her UFC 170 opponent Ronda Rousey (8-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) taking the spotlight leading up to their women's bantamweight title fight this Saturday.
On the attention she gets from fighting: "Some of it, I'd rather be in my room, relaxing and recovering, but I understand it comes with the territory."
On what role she would take on if she won the belt: "I don't think I would change who I was to sell a pay-per-view. I don't believe in that. If that means I'm not going to headline a pay-per-view, then you've got to pick your battles."
On some fighters getting more attention: "There are enough stars throughout the entire (women's) division that some girls are going to create more attention. I don't think it has anything to do with who is the best fighter and who isn't. You don't need all your champions to be like that when you have a Chael Sonnen or a Ronda. They can generate attention regardless of whether they're champion or not."