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Rousey on Fedor’s return: It is difficult to come back after prolonged absence

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey discussed the return of Russian heavyweight legend Fedor Emelianenko.

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Ronda Rousey took part in her very first Ask Me Anything (AMA) on Reddit this past Monday evening, where she was bombarded with thousands of questions by eager fans.

Amongst the slew of Cyborg, Pokemon and fighting questions, several fans were curious to get Rousey's thoughts on Fedor Emelinenko's return to MMA, as well as his recent criticism towards her. Although Rousey did not respond to the latter, she did wish Fedor the best for his highly anticipated return.

"After prolonged absence, it is always difficult to come back, but I wish him success," Rousey said on Reddit.

Last year, Rousey made her Fedor fandom public when she announced that she had the desire to have "57 of his babies." However, it appears that the feeling was not mutual, as Fedor was asked to give his opinion on the UFC women's bantamweight champion during a recent Q&A session at a youth forum in the North Caucasus. While he appeared to have watched her recent fights, he was still critical about her striking, as well as how much damage she takes unnecessarily during fights.

"To date, [Rousey] stands out as number one in the world rankings," said Fedor. "But I do not like that she misses a lot of punches, which leads to painful reception. I do not advocate such tactics, especially for women."