Sunday, November 15, 2015
Big Bad Blog Video Theater-Holly Holm vs Ronda Rousey
Here's the match video of the upset of the decade, Holly Holm winning the UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship from Ronda Rousey. So I'm going to explain what I think happened. Look, everyone knew that Holly's strategy would be similar to what Carlos Condit did to beat Nick Diaz a few years ago. Run, run, run. They train at the same camp. Ronda knew this and she said in interviews that she would need to be patient. The general consensus was that Holly would not be able to run for five rounds. But unfortunately Ronda lost her patience and started chasing her. She started out OK and got a takedown and almost got an armbar. But Holly escaped and this is when Ronda started chasing her around the cage. She wasn't going to be able to do that for very long. Nobody can. That mistake cost her the fight. I can't say why she lost patience but a mistake is a mistake. Also, Holly nailed her with two really good shots at the end of round one. She didn't look good when she came out for round two. Ronda kept chasing Holly. One head kick was all it took and it's all over. Holly Holm is your new UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion. Congratulations to her. Afterwards, I saw some sandbagging accusations. Look, in her first two UFC fights, Holly won but looked like crap. And in those two fights, she didn't do any of the stuff she did last night. Raquel Pennington broke both her hands and still almost beat her. The odds being what they are for last night's fight, some insider betting on Holly could make a whole lot of money if she was sandbagging. I don't think she would do it. Of course the way to silence those accusations is to defend the title in a dominant fashion. Dana White says Ronda gets a rematch if she wants it. She's off to make a movie. But don't be surprised if that is the main event of UFC 200 this summer. Ronda was taken to the hospital but she is fine. And for all you jerks gloating about Ronda's loss, remember that without Ronda, there are no female fighters in the UFC. Strikeforce was closing anyway and Invicta would have gone belly up. So whoever your favourite fighter is would be working for peanuts in Podunk. Instead, the UFC has 135 and 115lb divisions. And White said on Friday they will start a 125lb division, something I have advocated for a couple of years. Ronda Rousey is responsible for that. Enjoy the video!