Laila Ali Clowns Ronda Rousey Over Weekend KO

Entertainment | 11/16/2015 | 10:30 AM EST

'In order to be the best in the world, you definitely don't ever get beat up like that in your prime, period.'

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Like father, like daughter: Laila Ali is here for the trash talking.


UFC fighter Ronda Rousey had a rough weekend after being handed her first career loss by a knockout from opponent Holly Holm. Ali isn't making the blow any easier with her commentary on the match, telling a TMZ reporter that she wasn't shocked by the outcome.


"I'm familiar with Holly Holm ... she's a talented boxer, she's a world champion, she's got [a] MMA background and was obviously no chump. I'm excited for her, hopefully she'll get the exposure she needs to take her career to the next level," Ali said.


Rousey went down 59 seconds into the second round after getting a kick to the head, which was followed by several punches from Holm. The loss put an end to Rousey's 12-fight winning streak and game Holm the bantaweight title.


Ali continued, "I think [Rousey] can watch the tape and see what she needs to work on. [...] In order to be the best in the world, you definitely don't ever get beat up like that in your prime, period."


Rousey has since come forward with a statement of her own, saying: "I just wanted to thank everyone for the love and support. I appreciate the concerns about my health, but I'm fine. As I had mentioned before, I'm going to take a little bit of time, but I'll be back."

 

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