Discussion in 'Sports Zone' started by Trouty, Dec 30, 2016.
Didn't watch it but I'm glad cody won. Never have liked Cruz.
Love that rhonda lost again!
Major respect to Cody. He just said he would like to give Dom a rematch because he was such a great champ he deserves it. Very cool. I enjoy when two opponents are respectful of each other instead of the WWE antics.
Ronda became popular beating up cans in the UFC. She was the big fish in a small pond. She has not dominated since there has been talent in that division.
Ronda has never had good striking, and her coach is terrible. Anyone could see this result.
Her standup is just awful.
I don't know she has legit knock out power. You cant really say that about too many woman fighters.
You had to be pretty deluded to think Honda stood a chance. That was a pay day for her, now shes retired and will be fat and popping out a nipper in ten months. I've been trowing this result in every bet Ive made since the odds came out and won a lot of money on the last two Nunes bouts, zero chance you get good odds on her again. Its a disgrace how the UFC has treated her for this fight, nearly left Nunes out of the hype videos and she got a small percentage compared what Rousey earned. I'm glad she's gone now as the only person I'm interested in seeing her fight is Gabi Garcia or maybe CM Punk.
For a seemingly intelligent woman, Rousey is an incredibly stupid fighter. Easy target for Nunez's Tasmanian Devil assault. Dumb.
This article in USA Today Sports by Martin Rogers better explains what I was trying to say:
Cyborg. Women's MMA goes beyond the UFC. Cyborg has been dominant for years, and it should be obvious to anyone now why Rousey worked so hard to duck her (while simultaneously trying to discredit her). Cyborg is everything Rousey isn't - she has a fighter's mentality. She took a muay thai match against one of the top women in the world, who was 36 - 0 - 3 at the time of the match. It didn't help her MMA record, and she lost under muay thai rules, but she took the fight because she wanted to test herself and fight the best. Meanwhile Rousey was fighting soccer moms and chicks who got into MMA to lose weight.
Ronda was a high level judoka fighting against people with limited or no combat sport experience and a couple of years of training. So she was able to use a handful of moves to beat them. But she did it all while ducking Cyborg, and if anyone ever had a doubt how that fight would have gone all they had to do is watch last night. Rousey was never the greatest woman fighter, she was just the one the UFC propped up. The only difference between her and Gina Carano (aside from Gina being hot) was that Carano actually had the guts to face Cyborg. But she was propped up by EliteXC exactly the same way that Rousey was by the UFC. Rousey finished her career 12 - 2, Carano finished 8 - 1, and Carano was 12 - 1 - 1 in kickboxing too. It could be argued that even she was as dominant as Rousey, until she was beaten into retirement by Cyborg.
That's why Miesha was the only girl that could give her a challenge.. Miesha was a legit grappler but she wasn't the physical talent that Ronda was.
You give Ronda girls that are on her level or better than her physically with some skills and she just looks lost.
Thanks for the schooling, JD. Admittedly, I don't follow the sport as much as I do other sports. You damn well cleared that one up. Lol
I've further expressed my feelings on Rousey in the OT Zone that @REDVOLUTION started
Don't forget that Cyborg has taken so many roids she's a guy.
It's not MMA, but the Cyborg vs Baars fight in muay thai was great. Cyborg will never be the poster girl, she's just not attractive, but she's a warrior. She got flattened multiple times by Baars and still kept coming. It was her third muay thai fight ever and she fought a multiple world title belt holder. Nobody wants to see Cyborg half naked in a magazine, so she'll never get the Rousey or Carano love, but I think she's great. And after getting beat by Baars she didn't go into hiding or run from the press like Rousey, she said it was great and she loved it.
I wish I was half as tough as Cyborg. She's a bad *****.
And an article about the fight afterwards, with a lot of quotes from both women.
Don't care. Steroids don't make you tough, they don't give you heart, they only allow you to recover more quickly and work harder than you normally would without over training.
Cut me a break she has more testosterone in her than most men at any given time.
To quote Austin Powers she's a man baby!!
But really in aggression and strength it means a lot.
She does look like she's suffering the effects of roids.
Yes and if you really know first hand what roid rage is it's not a joke.
It is a huge advantage in a fight.
Cyborg is a man and known PED abuser and out of Rousey's weight class as a featherweight (145 lbs).
Name one champion in any fighting sport that hasn't fought tin cans early in their careers? You don't start your career fighting title holders. Rousey has beaten Tate (twice) who is a very experienced and well-rounded as is Cat Zigano and Beth Correia. Rousey only has 14 professional fights under her belt. If you wanna criticize her for the quality of opponent she was fighting early in her career than you need to criticize Cyborg too, unless you're impressed with her victories over Elaine Santiago de Lima and her 0-4 career record, Marise Vitoria (0-1), Leslie Smith (9-7) or Yoko Takahashi (15-12), et cetera.