After a yearlong absence, Ronda Rousey made her first fight-related appearance on Friday during the UFC 205 ceremonial weigh-ins, when she faced off with Amanda Nunes. That appearance ended swiftly when she suddenly walked off the stage and skipped the interview with Joe Rogan.
But according to UFC president Dana White, the two women were not supposed to do any interviews at the time, and Rousey walking out just placed her in a negative light.
"My production guy screwed that thing up. It made Ronda look bad again, like she just stormed off,” White said during the UFC 205 post-fight presser (via MMA Fighting). “They were not supposed to do an interview. They were supposed to go out there, square off, and they were both supposed to walk away."
Since she was knocked out by Holm last November, Rousey kept herself away from any media obligation that concerned her fighting career. With that in consideration, White says he is unsure if the former women’s bantamweight champion would oblige to any interviews leading up to her upcoming fight.
"She was on Ellen. She's doing Kimmel. She's doing all the talk shows. Is she gonna talk to you guys (the MMA media)? I don't know."
Nunes and Rousey will face each other at UFC 207 on December 30th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.