Amanda Nunes Beat The Crap Out Of Ronda Rousey Last Night

Submitted by: fancylad 7 months ago in Sports

This is what happens when you talk a big game. Beware the fighter that clocks in and out of the gym and keeps their head down instead of wondering if their big movie deal -- "Road House" the reboot -- will get green lit. It won't anymore -- who's going to believe a cooler who gets knocked out before the opening credits finish? But I digress...

So Ronda Rousey last night: No movement. No bobbing, no ducking, no fire -- she just took the blows to the head and no matter how many times you watched the 48-second fight, it just gets worse. I'm still trying to make sense of what her game plan was because I saw nothing that resembled a playbook.

I don't know enough about Rousey's career, but a lot of MMA fans were saying she needs new trainers. Apparently, her coach (Edmond Tarverdyan) was her downfall with Holly Holm, but she stuck with him and his team, even after her mother told her she needs new coaching. Tarverdyan got her in the best shape she's ever been in though, and she can punch the hell out of a speed bad.

But this fight was over during the weigh in. After her contractually-obligated face-to-face standoff with Amanda Nunes, Rousey practically ran off stage. Absolutely no sign of hunger -- she was scared -- she doubted herself. Also, Nunes lion mask was bad ass and I hope she does more stuff like that -- it got in her opponent's head.

Anyhoo, I'm no MMA athlete, but I've been in a few boozy scraps and fighting is probably 80 percent mental, especially MMA fighting. These fighters are at the peak of their game -- they're machines and if they can get in their opponents head, the fight's over before it even started.

When Rousey ran from the stage, I knew she was going to lose -- just not in 48 seconds, and not that bad. Did Rousey even throw a punch? Rousey was good when the women's division was young and the talent pool was shallow -- she had the good fortune of being early to the party. But as the sport gets popular, more women are joining, and we're seeing the sport level out. Rousey was just lucky to get in early while the competition was fairly non-existent.

You might be right though, Capt -- I think Rousey's future might be in the WWE, not the movie industry where she's been spending a lot of energy trying to make happen. Whatever Rousey's next move is, it won't have anything to do with competitive fighting.
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Male 3,972
Looking at these photos, all I can think of is how the living human brain has a consistency of a medium-firm Jell-O that has small bits of fruit added in. It's so soft that if you were to hold a freshly dissected brain in your hands, it would deform from its own weight. I can't help but think the men and women who take blows to the head like this on a repeated basis will pay for it with brain-related illnesses ten or twenty years down the road.
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Male 1,034
Squrlz4Ever damn it, now I want jelly with fruit....with custard. 
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Male 3,972
buttersrules I actually made a Jell-O dessert for my family's Christmas dinner that looks like the photo below--maybe that was in my mind when I wrote my earlier comment. It's a family favorite and is made from lime gelatin, crushed pineapple, heavy cream, nuts, pimento peppers, celery, and few other ingredients I can't remember at the moment. It was a favorite of my late grandmother's. We fix it every year.

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Male 14
Her game plan?????? It was simple she made 3 million dollars in 48 seconds.
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Male 20,593
ecdolphins Yeah, I was thinking about that too.

I was trying to mentally break it down last night...

Uncle Sam take 50%... $1.5 million.
Her "people" like managers, agents, trainers, hangers-on... at least $500,000. 

That leaves her with $1 million which sounds like a bundle, but considering her MMA career is over and as far as I know, she has no other talents, that million won't last long. 
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Male 1,506
fancylad the tax on that was about 36% that's the highest level at this time and if she has a good accountant it can work out even less.
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Male 2,862
It was like the opposite of a Tyson fight back in the 90's.  Instead of Mike coming at you with that super fast upper cut...Rousey came at her with that super fast face to the fist.
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Male 20,593
kalron27 I think that might have been her game plan -- let Nunes tire herself out by bashing her face in, then KO her when she's exhausted.
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Male 491
fancylad Ah, she attended the Homer Simpson school of boxing.
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Female 3,894
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Male 20,593
You win this time, MelCervini -- LOL
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Male 1,034
MelCervini omg, that's so funny, roflmao. 
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Male 14
buttersrules Me too!
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Female 172
So much for her gimmick.
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Male 20,593
Datastrom And the UFC's too -- she was their promotional tool, and it worked until real competitors started joining the sport. She was just lucky to get there first. 
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Female 172
fancylad 100% agreed.
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Male 1,506
She has to decide if she wants to fight or make movies because if she keeps fighting and losing like this she is not bankable on the big screen.
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Male 20,593
casaledana Yay! this is what I've been saying for a while. Unfortunately, she's tainted. No one wants to go to a Road House reboot with a cooler who can't last one round in an MMA bout.
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Male 7,732
She needs to become a well rounded fighter.  I said this after she lost her belt.  She is one dimensional, so if you can box well yiu will win against her. 
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Male 566
cobrakiller The thing that I found odd was that no matter what was coming at her, her only defense was to occasionally raise her left arm to the side of her head. Which stopped pretty much nothing. She had no read on Nunes at all.

It was painful to watch.
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Male 20,593
cobrakiller I've been reading a lot about her over the last day or two and you're right. She's a judo fighter, right? Apparently, judo is the softest of fighting styles. She had no business getting in the octagon with a true boxer. 
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