The UFC has released some behind-the-scenes footage from last weekend’s title bout between Holly Holm and Ronda Rousey, and it includes shots of both fighters’ camps reacting to that incredible knockout kick.
I’ve seen a lot of people contending that Ronda Rousey was “exposed” over the weekend—that Holly Holm’s kick-heard-‘round-the-world is proof that Rousey was never all that good in the first place. Those people are wrong.
Hey, Ronda Rousey got her butt (and head and neck) kicked the other night. How did such a seemingly dominant athlete manage to end up losing so decisively? Was Rousey ill-prepared for Holly Holm’s cagey boxing style? Was she unnerved by Australia’s counter-clockwise toilet swirl? Did she take a dive? Or is Ronda…
You’ve seen the kick. We’ve all seen the kick. Left shin meets jaw/neck, and Ronda Rousey is out. It was a brutal, iconic moment, but it’s almost beside the point: Holly Holm was already beating Rousey, and beating her badly. She wasn’t just edging her out; it was total domination from start to finish.
We told you Holly Holm was no match for Ronda Rousey, and the challenger made us look like idiots tonight in Melbourne as Holm knocked out Rousey a minute into the second round with a head kick —ripping the title from who we previously considered the world’s most dominant athlete.
Tonight in Melbourne, Australia’s Etihad Stadium, Ronda Rousey, the greatest women’s fighter ever, will defend her bantamweight title for the seventh successive time. In sports, and especially in fighting, it’s important to account for the impossible. Still, Rousey is all but certainly going to win, and probably…
Joanna “Champion” Jedrzejczyk is one of the UFC’s least-known champs, but these days she might be my favorite fighter, period.
Ronda Rousey and Floyd Mayweather may never wind up trading blows in real life. But, now we know who’d win if they were Street Fighter characters.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission suspended UFC fighter Nick Diaz for five years after he tested positive for marijuana. Ronda Rousey thinks Diaz’s suspension, and the fact that fighters are tested for marijuana in the first place, is incredibly stupid.
So a thing that’s been in the news recently is the ongoing exchange of sick burns between boxer “Fuckboy” Floyd Mayweather and mixed martial artist Ronda Rousey. This beef is verbal, with tension sparked and stoked by thickheaded, numbnutted clownmen who think that pitting an athlete of one sport against an athlete of…
By now you’ve surely seen the beatdown that Ronda Rousey put on Bethe Correia last Saturday, but why not watch it from a wider angle, complete with flashbulbs and crowd noise?
Ronda Rousey, the UFC women’s bantamweight champion, is defending her title on Saturday night. She will win easily.
When Caitlyn Jenner accepted the Arthur Ashe Courage Award earlier this month at the 2015 ESPYs, she spoke eloquently about supporting young trans athletes so they can compete “as who they really are.” Facing a theatre full of athletic stars, Jenner declared, “Trans people deserve something vital: They deserve your…
The ESPY Awards–a celebration of ESPN’s ability to celebrate celebrities—are being handed out tonight as ESPN takes advantage of the lull in the U.S. sports schedule. We’ve already had one memorable moment, even though the official ceremony has yet to begin. On the red carpet, MMA star Ronda Rousey was given her “Best…
UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey’s next fight will be on Aug. 1, when she will take on Beth Correia. If Rousey’s continued pre-fight trash talk is to be believed, Correia is in a world of trouble.
I have been booed in thirty countries. I have been booed following UFC victories. I’m more used to being booed by a crowd than I am being cheered. I have never been a fan favorite. Pretty much my entire competitive career has been defined by people hoping to see me lose.
This is a weird choice: Walmart will reportedly sell copies of MMA fighter Ronda Rousey’s autobiography My Fight/Your Fight, but they won’t display them in the store. Customers can only buy the book from a Walmart if they order it online and then pick it up at the store. A report from the New York Post claims it’s…
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