Saturday, April 12, 2014

Ronda Rousey vs Alexis Davis to co-main event UFC 175 in Las Vegas

A long stretch of baloney feeding idle speculation finally ended last night when the UFC announced that Ronda Rousey will defend her UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship against Alexis Davis on UFC 175 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. They want this show to be stacked because it's International Fight Week. And Cat Zingano will not be ready so that's why Dana White was scrambling around for an opponent. And it also explains why White entertained the possibility of hiring Gina Carano. He wants Ronda on this show. So already I am seeing the usual suspects calling for an upset claiming Alexis will be Ronda's toughest opponent yet. Didn't these same idiots say the same thing about Sara McMann a couple of months ago? That didn't turn out so well. Alexis has a BJJ black belt. Her problem is she exhibits poor strategy and makes bad mistakes during fights. She won her last fight over Jessica Eye by split decision. The fight was that close because Alexis chose the poor strategy of standing and banging with Jessica. If she had taken Jessica to the ground through the whole fight as she did in round two, Alexis would have won easily. With Ronda, it only takes one mistake and the fight is over. Alexis hasn't shown the ability to avoid mistakes. That's easy pickins' for Ronda. Plus Ronda and coach Edmond Tarverdyan showed in the McMann fight they are tremendous strategists. They will have a game plan that Alexis won't be able to handle. That brings me to the Gina Carano boondoggle. Don't get me wrong. I like Gina but when she talks about her fighting future and specifically, the R word, retirement, like most fighters, she is full of crap. It's the old never say never mantra. She went on Arsenio Hall and said she would be having a meeting with Dana White. She also said that if she decides not to return, she will announce her retirement. Yeah, right. So they had the meeting and now this other fight has been announced. So I don't know if Gina will announce her retirement but I doubt she is returning regardless. Look, Gina would be a PPV draw but the hill is too steep. She hasn't fought for five years and she might not be able to make 135lb. White said Ronda vs Gina would not be at a catchweight. And then for White and Ronda to claim to the media that despite those hurdles that Gina deserves an immediate title shot is lame. White just wanted a big draw for this show. It just seems like a bunch of baloney to me.

1 comment:

  1. I see another easy win for Ronda, in the 1st round. That's my prediction Frank. Thanks for your insight. Yours Defshepard.