Sunday, June 03, 2012
Rosi Sexton announces retirement plans after beating Aisling Daly
This video is from yesterday's Cage Warriors show in Dublin, Ireland with Rosi Sexton facing hometown girl Aisling Daly. It's part of Cage Warriors' 125lb tournament. The problem with the tournament is if they wanted it to make a big splash, they should have had eight fighters in the tournament instead of four. And then the problem was in the first match, Sheila Gaff knocked out Jennifer Maia in ten seconds. So that was disappointing. And that's why the tournament should have eight fighters. A second tournament match on the same show could have elevated the tournament when it was needed. A ten second match is very deflating. I hate it when promoters do things halfway just for their own convenience. This match was pretty good. I thought Rosi won the first two rounds with top control and ground and pound. Aisling attempted some armbars but I don't think she ever got any of them hooked properly because Rosi took evasive action quickly and escaped. So Aisling needed to finish in the third round. Winning the round wasn't going to be enough. So all three judges scored it 29-28 for Rosi Sexton. So now Rosi will face Sheila Gaff at a date and location to be announced. Sheila is a very hard puncher and can knock out anyone. But if Rosi can get her down, she can submit Sheila because she's very vulnerable on the ground. Today on Twitter, Rosi announced she plans to retire after this match whether she wins or loses. I don't know if Cage Warriors is aware of that but it means if Rosi wins, that's a dead end for the title. I guess they would have to run another tournament. Enjoy the video!