You pretty much know she is going to win before the fight starts, and there is a very strong probability that the fight won't even go one round. Last fight? 14 seconds.
Ronda Rousey is good looking, but she is a beast in the ring. I'm not much of an MMA fan (it is a pretty brutal sport), but there is something compelling that makes me watch the females fight. And makes me glad I don't have to deal with them.
The LPGA golfers are fun to watch. I can compare my game much more realistically to the gals, than to the guys. The gals would still kick my a$$, but at least we would be hitting the ball about the same distances, instead of 50 yds short of the guys.
I used to enjoy women's tennis matches, until Monica Seles started the grunting trend. The shrill shrieking is too hard to overcome now, although the mute button is a great tool.
The women fast pitch softball players don't get enough credit either. It would be a pretty safe bet to take the pitcher side of any bet pitting anyone here against a Jenny Finch caliber pitcher.
The funny thing is, not many people can appreciate all that happened in those 14 seconds. When she went to catch Cat, she got taken down and mid air reversed her hips so she could reuse the momentum to reflip her. Once she did that to stop the chain (from getting reflipped) she stepped over her back with one leg. Cat was trying to keep the chain going thus tugging on Ronda's head to reflip her to her back, but after Ronda stepped over she stopped that and Cat should have IMMEDIATELY pulled her arm back in. She left it out there 3 seconds too long, to which a world class grappler such as Ronda identified, trapped by placing her own arm over it on to Cat's back, and re-positioned her hips to break it, getting the tap.
The amount of technical chess play that went in to that 14 seconds is lost by so many people because they simply don't understand what they're watching. On the other hand, a lot of the MMA community/fans have come a long way and understand (at least at a high level) what Ronda did. Tons of people think that was a great card, and fight... even if they do wish it lasted a bit longer =p. As a couple of my friends said, and I agree, the worst part is having to wait to watch her fight again. She's an amazing athlete.
All that being said, I still unfortunately don't watch women's sports simply because they can't compete at levels men can in their respective sports 99% of the time. Some of the women in the UFC can though, in my opinion. I've been training MMA for 7+ years. I would LOVE to see any 'untrained' guy, in the world, take on one of these ladies. Spoiler: These ladies would have a field day with them. Even guys 'slightly' heavier than them (170-180lbs vs 135lbs, etc).
I'm also not sure why people consider MMA so "brutal." Boxing is more brutal. You might not see as much blood, but MMA fighters won't all be brain dead in 30 years. In boxing when a fighter gets rocked (i.e. probable concussion) they get 8 seconds to recoup enough to show the ref they can keep going. In MMA, much like a real fight, if you're "rocked" and can't defend yourself, you're done and the fight is over. This saves the fighters from inuring more damage going for 10 rounds, etc. It's a billion times better to get knocked out from 1 punch at 100% (4oz gloves) than it is to get punched in the head 200 times at 80% (16oz gloves).
Here is what there is not to like about a championship fight lasting 14 seconds. Would you like the Super Bowl to be deemed over after the Opening kickoff? That's the equivalent of what happened
100% inaccurate... They're apples and oranges. The super bowl is a preset determined length, pretty much no matter what. Part of what makes MMA so dynamic and fun is that it can all be over, at any time. People love that dynamic factor, except when it happens after 14 seconds lol.
Ronda Rousey is good looking.
To each his own.
Yes however if you have a bet on it, it really kills the fun watching something after the fact.Quote: mickeycrimm
I watched the Rousey/Zingano fight for free on youtube the next day.