Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Orlando, Florida
Unfortunately I didn't get to watch it last night. Had a feeling it was going to be insane. Checked YouTube and watched Sports Center highlights this morning to catch up. I think most were pretty shocked at how the fight turned out, though quite a few gave the nod to Holmes early on, she was still an underdog 14-1. She's a whole other level of striker than Rhonda is used to, and an undefeated record is bound to break at some point the longer you stay in the game. Look at Silva, Machida, and so on. That said, Rhonda also may have started looking past her a bit, which is never smart, but likely very easy to fall into when you're at the top for a while.. It's hard to say really though. At the weigh ins she was overtly emotional, especially when compared to Holley's more business like approach. It could have been that some nerves affected her mentally. Either way, Holley was obviously the better fighter last night.
I will say that Rousey is as hard of a worker as they come, and this loss is bound to light a Massive fire under her. I personally believe that she will return to take back the belt in the coming rematch, a completely reborn fighter. I don't think she will necessarily try to out strike Holley though. I think she's going to work very hard on finding techniques to nullify Holley's ability to keep her at distance, getting to the inside next time to eventually submit or ground and pound for the finish.
What is best in life?..
TO CRUSH YOUR ENEMIES, TO SEE THEM DRIVEN BEFORE YOU, AND TO HEAR THE LAMENTATIONS OF THEIR WOMEN.
Last edited by STEALTH-FIGHTER; 11-15-2015 at 04:39 PM.