Flashback: Ronda Rousey Shuts Down Equal Pay Question to Cheers from Audience


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On Wednesday, a video clip of former UFC fighter Ronda Rousey resurfaced in which she explains why a pay gap exists between men and women in professional sports.

During a press conference in 2015, Rousey was asked by a reporter for her thoughts on the “pay dispute going on with the women’s soccer team at the moment,” along with what she thought of the broader issue of the gender pay gap in sports

Rousey’s answer brought the house down.

“How much you get paid should have something to do with how much money you bring in. I’m the highest paid fighter, not because Dana and Lorenzo wanted to do something nice for the ladies,” the fighter responded, referring to UFC owners Dana White and Lorenzo

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