Ronda Rousey - UFC - Is it time to Quit after getting Knocked the F&#K Out Twice in a Row?!?

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For those of you who are into combat sports, specifically boxing or UFC, there was a flurry of new Champions and Titles changing hands.

In a recent Title defense, Amanda Nunes faced off squared off with previous Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey. Nunes tagged Ronda with fury and ended the match 48 seconds into Round 1, wow...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMlRIV19QAg
Before this fight, Ronda took a sabbactical from taking a beating from the "Preacher's Daughter" Holly Holm. (Punch, miss, drops to knee, ops... Punch, connects, dazed, head kick, done...)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vddBX6Y06uQ
In the men's divisions, Chris Weidman took the title from Anderson Silva, then broke Silva's shin bone on the rematch, and then Chris himself gets served up by Luke Rockhold, and Luke to Bisping.

Looking at Anderson Silva's career, he lost twice to Weidman, then tested positive for banned substances fighting Diaz, and lost to Bisping then Cormier. Many say Anderson should stay down out of it and just quit after a row of successive defeats like that.

Questions:
1) Should Ronda quit right now?
2) Should anyone in similar circumstances quit?

Considerations:
1) She's got other options like going into Hollywood full-time or other business ventures she's got going on. There's really no need to take punches and kicks to the face and embarrass yourself on HBO PPV when the Knock Out is done by the opponent and the Smack Talk is done by the one getting floored.

2) There are times in life where it's better to quit and convert to cash position and try again or cash out and try another venture than to keep using the same broken strategy hoping for a win.

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Comments (26)

Jan 14, 2017

I don't actually think she is any bit different than when she was "in her prime". The only difference is her match ups. She can't box, and always just rushes in to try to bring it to the group. Hence, this is why she got pieced up on her feet by the good boxers of Holly Holm and Amanda Nunez.

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Jan 14, 2017

This in addition to the fact she had her hands out trying to clinch(she is a grappler) so an overhand right or several are hard to block.

She does try to rush in you are correct and in the past has taken a beating but with Nunez, man she just punches about 2x as hard as anyone she has ever faced, even Holm.

Jan 14, 2017

You go into Hollywood when you wrap up your career at the top, not at the bottom like Rousey. Not to mention Rousey's acting skills are cringe worthy.
She fucked up big time by staying with Edmund "Snake Oil Salesman" Tarevrdyan. She didn't listen to the majority of ppl in the pro community and her close friends when they told her to ditch the coach.
Truth is, women's UFC has been lacking true talent ever since they let chicks fight. Rousey never really got challenged she always got soft targets until Holly and Nunes showed up.
She has a poor character and is a sore fuckin loser.

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Jan 14, 2017

Whatever happened to Georges St-Pierre (GSP)? He did a cameo in the Fast and Furious series but then didn't really do that much acting in main films.

The other UFC figher in the Fast and Furious series, Gina Carano, is a badass on screen! I thought Gina did very well next to The Rock in Fast 6.

Jan 14, 2017

GSP is on his way back, mark my word. There is potential in the welterweight division, there are just no stars there right now. I would fly out to see GSP vs. Cerrone

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Jan 14, 2017

Johny "Big Rig" Hendricks is not as popular as he was before. He looks very depressing each time he takes the Octagon now.

Jan 14, 2017

Lol GSP has been making a comeback in cameos. He was actually in one of the Captain America movies and did a superman punch to Captain America's face lol. He also was in the new Kickboxer Vengeance.

Jan 14, 2017

Yeah, I'm a retard. I got the Fast and Furious series mixed up with Captain America. Here is the clip you are talking about for Capt:

Jan 14, 2017

I liked her in Fast 7, but Giana Carano was much better in Fast 6 then she was.

Jan 14, 2017

Tyson went out on a down, recovered somewhat, and is now on the big screens again doing Chinese Martial Arts films. haha

Jan 14, 2017

Gina Carano in Fast 6

Jan 14, 2017

Hahahah... 0:46 Michelle Rodriguez bites her leg when she is in an arm bar. Actual result she gets her arm broken on the spot.

Damn I love that Gina Carano though

Jan 14, 2017

Ronda Rousey in Fast 7

I love how she delivers her lines with such enthusiasm.

Jan 14, 2017

Ronda Rousey's Oscar Performance in Entourage

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Jan 14, 2017

I don't think she should outright quit. I definitely think she needs to change up her strategy and get a different camp.

Like @ASUgrad2017 said, Ronda can't box. Her mistake her last few fights has been trying to beat her opponents at their own game (which is clearly not working). If you're an olympic medalist in Judo, why would you want to try and box with a high level boxer (Holm) as opposed to taking them down and submitting them?

Ronda's strategy during the Holly Holm fight would be analogous to Holly Holm attempting to take down and submit Ronda. It just doesn't make sense.

I think Ronda's mental recovery will be far greater than her physical one. But she's clearly proved that she has what it takes to win a belt, and she has the potential to regain it.

Jan 14, 2017

Ceteris paribus. But her opponents are always changing and getting BETTER while she is resting up and recovering. She has to now climb an even HIGHER mountain to reach to the top.

Jan 14, 2017

She will never win a belt again in her weight class

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Jan 14, 2017

I don't think Rousey has changed at all. I believe the change has occurred in not as much the talent level of her opponents, but the strategy employed by her opponents.

There is now a very simple formula to beat Rousey: Do NOT go to the ground under any circumstance. Over 90% of her wins have come via the simple Judo arm bar. She is a below average fighter on her feet and will therefore lose most fights against good opponents that stay off the ground.

More importantly, we need to make McGregor-Diaz III happen because that will be a great fight.

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Jan 14, 2017

Which one will have the higher $ value?

  1. McGregor-Diaz III
  2. Mayweather-McGregor
Jan 14, 2017

Mayweather and McGregor are in different sports, so to me that's really just a circus. I think both of these guys are complete morons. They both embarrass themselves daily with lavish spending.

McGregor-Diaz II was an incredible fight. I bet McGregor and he won by decision, but imo he should have lost and if it had gone another round he prob would've been KO'ed.

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Jan 14, 2017

Agreed- can't stand either McGreggor or Floyd.

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Jan 14, 2017

Too ostentatious. If you came up broke a couple of years ago, you could easily give some of that back to the community instead of blowing it on the IG Social Media lifestyle. Starving people vs. another bottle of Dom? They'll take that Dom while wearing some Gucci Mink:

mcgregor

Jan 15, 2017

More of a boxing fan but yeah Floyd should just rematch Manny and win with dignity. If I remember correctly, didn't McGregor have to add a bunch of weight quickly in the first fight with Diaz? I think Conor is better but Diaz has an iron chin. Wouldn't mind watching another rematch.

Rousey is arrogant as can be. I remember people on her bandwagon saying that she could beat the men.

Jan 14, 2017

Doubt they will make Diaz-McGreggor happen again. Diaz hasn't seriously fought in a long time, so there comes a point where challengers and contenders get tired of these $$ setups. When tht happens you get crap like the fighters association (ie a union)

ConMcGreg's most probable next fight will be against Woodley. The class is stacking up, and just like what happened with Rousey, you have a champ (Conor) who is being sheltered and protected at all costs (by Dana ) from the fucking savages that are just waiting (traffic jam) for their shot at the belt (nunes and holly in rouseys case). Just look at Alvarez who is still salty as fuck about his fight vs Conor and who is trying to get himself aligned for a rematch.

Personally, I'd hate to see a Diaz rematch. I think Diaz's style is boring vs other dudes, just my opinion. Conor will only enter the ring with Floyd when he feels his earnings potential in the UFC have dried up, and when the $ on table justifies him taking a massive risk with such a fight. World class boxing has nothing to do with MMA-whole other level.

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Jan 14, 2017