Amanda Nunes KOed Ronda Rousey 48 seconds into the first round of last night’s title fight. Despite this, Rousey still made $3 million for showing up.
This could well be the end of the line for Rousey in the UFC. Her next move may well be a career as the female Dwayne Johnson in Hollywood.
No doubt, Rousey has done big things in opening doors for female MMA fighters in UFC and raising their entire profile, but her last fights are excellent examples of what happens when you take your eye off the ball. She’s been doing swimsuit shoots and Hollywood movie appearances, and too many talk shows, and hasn’t concentrated on winning. Instead, she’s concentrated on being a celebrity, which is great for making money but not so great when it comes to fighting in the Octagon. Her career trajectory is surely a cautionary tale for any MMA fighter coming up the ranks about what could happen if you let all the fame go to your head.
As for Nunes, I sure hope Dana White pays her more for her next title defence, because she deserves better than the money she’s been getting lately.
Twitter has just gone crazy as Holly Holm has not just beaten Ronda Rousey for the bantamweight title at UFC 193 in Australia, but she knocked her out in the second round!!
The comparisons are flying, and rightly so, to the Buster Douglas KO of Mike Tyson some 25 years ago. The difference between Tyson and Rousey was that Tyson was knocking people out in the first round, while Rousey was knocking people out in the first few seconds!
So for Rousey to not only lose, but be KOed, is big, big news. This is going down as probably one of the most historic nights ever for the UFC. The post fight press conference should be really interesting.
Well, today marks another huge and historic event in the annals of MMA. UFC 193 headlined by the Ronda Rousey-Holly Holm title fight could destroy UFC attendance records at the Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.
One of the other fights features strawweights Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs Valerie Letourneau for the title — the latter Canadian, of course, is coming off her big victory at UFC Fight Night 74 in Saskatoon.
As an important aside — everyone is worried about stadium security after what happened yesterday in Paris. The attacks there coincided with a big soccer match between France and Germany in which the President was in attendance. So there is some concern about that, but the folks in Australia are saying precautions are being taken.
Well it looks like this Entourage movie coming out June 5 is going to be filled with cameos from people. Ronda Rousey, Mark Wahlberg, Emily Ratajkowski, Liam Neeson, Andrew Dice Clay, Warren Buffett even. I can hardly wait.
So without further ado, here is the new Entourage movie trailer. Have a good one.