"She can't take a punch."
Ronda Rousey's fall from grace has been well documented over her last two fights and nobody is less surprised than Laila Ali, daughter of boxing legend Muhammad Ali.
Back when Ronda Rousey was still an undefeated champion, Laila Ali said Rousey was "too small" to beat her up and likened the polarizing UFC fighter to her three year old daughter. After Rousey's loss to Holly Holm, Ali said she didn't even think Rousey was deserving of a rematch.
And now, after Rousey's latest defeat at the hand of Amanda Nunes, Laila Ali isn't backing down from her stance. In fact, she issued some more verbal jabs.
In a recent interview with International Business Times, Laila had this to say about Ronda Rousey, who should never be compared to her father.
"She’s pretty much been exposed," Ali said. "She can’t take a punch. It doesn’t take anything away from her, what she did as a Judo champion, what she did in the Olympics. But she was basically built up by her promoter to be the best ever to fight, period, in any form of fighting, and it just never was true."
"I’ve heard people say, 'Well, Muhammad Ali lost, he’s still great,'" she said. "First of all, Muhammad Ali never lost like that. He never got in there and was made to look like a rag doll. And when he did lose, it was pretty much after he had been off for three years. He was in his prime, had to take time off, came back, fought the best, then he came back and had rematches against the best, so please don’t ever compare her to my father."