Ronda Rousey was one of the biggest names in the UFC going into last Saturday’s title fight. Her opponent, Holly Holm, an undefeated fighter that was known for her terrific boxing. What was about to happen, shocked the entire fight world.
Holly Holm ended the streak of Rousey by way of knockout. Something no one else could do, 12 fights no losses for Rousey until this point. Holm is the 1 in 12 and 1, and what else is interesting is she remains undefeated. What a feat for the 34 year old in the biggest fight of her life.
Ronda is expected to get an immediate rematch. I think that’s not the best idea. Give Ronda some time off and some time to train. Holm obliterated her last Saturday, and let’s say totally outclassed her as well. She needs some time to train and figure out a course of attack. Even give her a match with Bethe Correia or Liz Carmouche, someone she’s fought in the past and can get a good outing against. An immediate rematch could mean the same outcome and no one really wants that.
For Holly Holm, this is a life-changing career move. She is now the number one ranked fighter in the Women’s Bantamweight division. She has the best oportunity of her career now with this title. She could easily defeat Ronda again because she is in her head. But I’d like to she her face Miesha Tate. Tate is a lot like Rousey, and Tate has a rather big mouth. If Tate tries to go at Holm with trash talk, then she will be in the same position Rousey was in.
Rousey was not focused going into this fight. She was too busy with Hollywood and media appearances. You could say differently, but when she’s in the Entourage Movie, an Expendables move and oh yeah at Wrestlemania, distractions are at an all time high. Arrogance crushed her chances, yes she oozes with it in all her fights but come on Ronda you were over confident.
What’s this mean for Dana White and company? Well for one you have a new star in Holly Holm. That woman can clearly throw a haymaker and a kick. She’s a star in the making. Dana also must being seeing dollar signs due to the possibility of a Rousey-Holm fight trilogy. For Rousey, it’s time to put up or shut up. Go back, get ready and get focused, lack of focus crushed you and well if you come out the same way the same outcome will happen.
The next big card features four current superstars. Conor McGregor and Jose Aldo will finally get the chance to tear each other apart. As well as Chris Weidman and Luke Rockhold, a co-main event that would be the star fight on 95% of the other cards in the past year. I honestly can’t wait for these two fights, along with the rest of the card.