UFC Star Ronda Rousey Tweets 'Interesting' Sandy Hook Shooting Conspiracy Video

McKinley Noble@KenTheGreat1Correspondent IJanuary 15, 2013

August 18, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA;   Sarah Kaufman (blue shirt) and  Ronda Rousey (black shirt) during their Strikeforce MMA women's bantamweight title bout at the Valley View Casino Center. Rousey won in 54 seconds of the first round. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Update: Rousey has now deleted her original retweet of "The Sandy Hook Shooting - Fully Exposed" video from her Twitter feed.

Update: Rousey has elaborated further on the intent behind her post, stating on her Twitter feed that "asking questions and doing research is more patriotic than blindly accepting what you're told."

Additionally, the UFC women's bantamweight champion noted that while she doesn't know what to believe, mainstream national news "isn't the only way to get info."

Several UFC stars have landed in hot water over what they post on their Twitter feeds, and it seems that women's bantamweight Ronda Rousey has joined the club.

In recent posting on her Twitter feed, Rousey highlighted a controversial clip from YouTube channel ThinkOutsideTheTV, calling it an "extremely interesting, must watch" video:

Extremely interesting must watch video youtube.com/watch?v=Wx9GxX… — Ronda Rousey (@RondaRousey) January 15, 2013

Rousey has not stated whether or not she agrees with the claims in the footage, which purports that fake images and falsified records were used to create the Dec. 14, 2012 massacre that reportedly left 20 children and six staff members dead at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

Since the posting, Rousey has also updated her Twitter feed with a retweet from a fan, noting that she expected "criticism" over reposting the video:

“@sebas747_: @rondarousey wow respect for posting this Ronda! Prepare yourself for some gnarly tweeets.” Criticism is always expected ;) — Ronda Rousey (@RondaRousey) January 15, 2013

Rousey is no stranger to controversy in the MMA community, though, as the women's champion has also drawn backlash for telling MMA Junkie (via USA Today) that she would choke out one-time challenger Sarah Kaufman "until she's actually dead."

Even fighters outside of Rousey's division have been fair game for the women's bantamweight champion, as she's also made a point to trash talk Georges St-Pierre for "ignorant" statements made by the welterweight title-holder.

Controversy will surely follow Rousey into her next fight at UFC 157, where the superstar will defend her title in the main event against Liz Carmouche in the first ever women's MMA fight in UFC history. That match will headline the event at Anahiem's Honda Center on on Feb. 23, where Dan Henderson will also fight Lyoto Machida in the co-main event.


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