Last week, WWE recorded the opening rounds of their inaugural Mae Young Classic—an all-women’s tournament that will air on WWE Network next month—in Winter Park, Fla. The shows, which featured a mix of talent from the WWE developmental system and the independent and international scenes, were well-received by those…
After two nasty losses and more than a year out of the spotlight, Ronda Rousey has likely retired from UFC. Once upon a time, this would have been a death knell for women’s MMA in the UFC, but now the UFC’s got an amazing crop of talent ready to get on with the show. Unfortunately, the organization isn’t doing much to…
Joanna Jędrzejczyk fucking rules.
Derrick Lewis made easy work of Travis Browne at UFC Fight Night, knocking him out in the second round and then launching into a weird post-fight interview in which the heavyweight addressed Browne’s domestic abuse allegations, Browne’s girlfriend Ronda Rousey, and the fact that Browne’s body kicks left Lewis needing…
Amanda Nunes obliterated Ronda Rousey tonight, ending the former champ’s comeback attempt in a mere 48 seconds. Here’s how the fight looked through the lens of MMA’s best photojournalists:
Ronda Rousey’s comeback came to a grinding halt as reigning UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes demolished the former champ in less than 50 seconds.
Holly Holm was never more valuable as a fighter than after her shock win over Ronda Rousey in November, and there would have been no more valuable fight in the history of women’s UFC than a rematch between the two. Both of those things are out the window now, after Holm was choked out by Miesha Tate on Saturday.
Ronda Rousey, MMA fighter and general badass, has apologized to her followers on Instagram for sharing a picture of her that had been photoshopped. The image was intended to promote her appearance on Jimmy Fallon and she didn’t notice the alterations until later.
On today’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show Ronda Rousey gave her first talk show interview since getting knocked out by Holly Holm, and things got extremely real. In the clip below, Rousey talks about how she was basically out on her feet after the very first exchange with Holm, and reveals that she felt suicidal…
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.