Laila Ali didn't buy into the Ronda Rousey hype, and she gave a biting analysis of the UFC star's first loss. This might hurt worse than Holly Holm's kicks...
Laila Ali isn't just the daughter of boxing legend Muhammad Ali...
...she's a successful boxer in her own right, as she retired undefeated with 21 knockouts in 24 wins. When she talks about fighting, she knows what she's talking about.
She's also been paying attention to the Ronda Rousey hype, and when Rousey was defeated by boxer Holly Holm on Saturday, Ali had a few words for the former champ.
"In order to be the best in the world, you definitely don't ever get beat up like that in your prime, period," she said to TMZ while walking through an airport.
Ali stopped just short of saying that Holm was the better fighter, instead remarking that "it's obvious who the better fighter was."
"What does Ronda Rousey need to work on?" the reporter asked.
"Oh, where to I begin," Laila says, laughing. "But you know, I mean, it's not even about her at this point."
"I don't even want to talk about her, because there's so many things that I could say," she said. It sounds like Ali doesn't think that Rousey's anywhere close to "the Greatest."
One silver lining for Rousey: Ali didn't criticize her decision to not bump gloves before the match started.
"I think that that's the fighter's choice," she said. "People who aren't fighters can sit on the sidelines and say whatever it is they want to say, but when you're getting in the ring, you do what you need to do as a fighter to stay comfortable."
Check out the whole interview below.