Rousey: People were evil

Ronda Rousey said she went out of her way to avoid what people were saying about her after she was beaten by Holly Holm.

The former UFC bantamweight champion disappeared from the spotlight after her crushing defeat this past November, but she’s back, having recently appeared on Ellen DeGeneres’ talk show and landed the cover of Sports Illustrated‘s Swimsuit Issue.

Speaking at a media event for the upcoming EA Sports UFC 2 video game, Rousey said she didn’t read what was being written about her.

“To be honest, I’ve been trying to disappear as much as possible,” she said. “I don’t look at articles. I don’t look at tags. I don’t look at comments. People on the Internet are mostly evil, and I don’t want to accept any of that negativity. I just use social media to put information out there, but I really don’t use it to receive it because people are really cruel with that access.

“I don’t want to allow them that access to me anymore because they really take it for granted, and they don’t look at you like a person. You’re an event to them. I don’t want want to read people saying all the worst things they can imagine about me every single day. I just put what I have to put out there out there, and I don’t look at anything else.”

You can watch the full interview below: