Ronda Rousey has said when talking on the Joe Rogan podcast that 9/11 was an inside job.
Joe Rogan Podcast #168
1:55:46 – “[9/11] It’s an inside job” – Ronda Rousey
The UFC Champion caused a lot of controversy when she tweeted a link to a YouTube video about the Sandy Hook shooting.
UFC President Dana White had this to say about it:
“My opinion is that she has an opinion. You know what I mean? Everybody has an opinion. She didn’t come out and say that the thing was a fucking hoax and all this shit. She tweeted something and said, ‘Look at this story.’ You know? People are fucking pussies is the problem. That’s the big problem. I didn’t call her to talk to her at all. Every human being is going to have an opinion. She didn’t write a fucking story saying the Sandy Hook thing was a hoax. She tweeted some video that’s out there that has twenty million views, so twenty million other people watched it, too. Her tweet isn’t like all of the other negative tweets that have happened. There is always conspiracy theorist out there. If you watch the video, the video is pretty goofy. What’s goofier than the video is the fucking goof that did it. Do you see me re-tweeting something like that? No. But there are a lot of people that buy into that shit and believe in that stuff. As a human being she can have an opinion. And, she didn’t even give her opinion, she just tweeted it. So, people need to fucking calm down. If that’s the thing you’re most concerned in, in your life, holy shit man, you need to get a life.”
Manager: UFC champ Ronda Rousey meant no disrespect with Sandy Hook video
Ronda Rousey’s manager today said the UFC women’s bantamweight champ meant no disrespect when she retweeted a video linked to the Sandy Hook Truther Movement.
“Ronda’s the kind of person that doesn’t take everything at face value, and doesn’t have 100 percent faith in all the news that’s put out there by the mainstream press,” Darin Harvey told MMAjunkie.com
Adding an “interesting” to her tweet, Rousey on Tuesday forwarded the conspiracy-theory video, which dissects media coverage of the Dec. 14 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and questions the official narrative of that day in Newtown, Conn. The video had registered nearly nine million YouTube views by Wednesday afternoon.
It also touched off an alarming recrimination against a victim of the tragedy. A 69-year-old retired psychologist told Salon.com he was getting harassed by calls and emails accusing him of being an actor after the media reported his story of taking in six children and a bus driver who fled the shooting.
Harvey clarified that he and Rousey were horrified by the shooting. He said he hadn’t recently spoken to Rousey (6-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC), who’s in training camp to defend her belt against Liz Carmouche (7-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) in a historic headliner next month at UFC 157. But he speculated she didn’t realize the extent of the controversy surrounding the video when she forwarded it.
Before deleting the tweet, Rousey told a fan on Twitter that “criticism is expected” when she was informed she had likely kicked a hornet’s nest.
“She probably felt that if it caused anybody any grief or any sorrow, especially something related to the death of children, that it wasn’t worth the fight,” he said.
Rousey also clarified that she didn’t necessarily endorse the video’s theories, but figured “asking questions and doing research is more patriotic than blindly accepting what you’re told.”
Social-media outlets and message boards lit up after the tweet, with some fans decrying Rousey’s tact and others suggesting she was simply trying to stir up controversy. Several hours elapsed before Rousey removed the message.
The outspoken fighter’s words have often put her in the headlines. The 2008 Olympic medalist has slammed Kim Kardashian, ex-opponent Miesha Tate, Tate’s boyfriend and UFC fighter Bryan Caraway, former Strikeforce champ Cris “Cyborg” Santos, and pretty much anyone else who’s rubbed her the wrong way.
That unfiltered persona is exactly why Harvey doesn’t plan to come down on her for her recent action.
“I don’t think that she did anything so horrible,” Harvey said. “I think what she was doing is retweeting something that gave a different perspective as to what transpired on that day. I don’t think anything in that video denied that it happened.
“I don’t know if it’s the truth or not. I’m not an investigator, but it seemed to me that if that Bushmaster (rifle) really was sitting in the trunk of a car, and the guy killed himself inside the school, how would the gun end up in the trunk of a car? Maybe it’s just bulls— facts. I didn’t investigate it. I think Ronda thought it was interesting and retweeted it, and that was the extent of it. I don’t think she was saying the mainstream press was wrong. It was just a different perspective.”
The UFC declined comment on the matter.