If you haven’t seen the 48 seconds of Ronda Rousey getting pummeled check youtube. It’s everywhere. I watched live and was struck by just how totally unprepared Ronda was when she was hit. After a year in seclusion, one would have thought she would have had a better showing.
I don’t mean to beat up on Ronda, hell I’m a fan, but her confidence is gone. Why she went toe to toe with Amanda Nunes standing up is anyone’s guess. Granted she really didn’t get much of a chance to take it to the ground. Amanda did a great job.
Ronda looked to be in the best shape I’ve seen for a while now. But mentally, Ronda isn’t in the game anymore. It reminds me of Tiger Woods, unquestionably one of the best golfers ever, but after his marriage fell apart, he hasn’t been able to reach even close to his former capabilities.
Can she come back? Sure if she humbles herself, takes a hard look at her skills and weaknesses. But will she?
Folks, whether it’s sports or life in general, the game is 90% mental. Win that and the physical is easy. Don’t get me wrong, that metal game is a tough son of a B$%ch. It’s often easier to strive for something than to retain it.
Amanda did a perfect job. She new Ronda’s weakness and hammered it. Nunes looks to be there for a while.
Well no surprise, nobody stays on top forever.
As to the UFC, I’m pretty much done with it. It’s not that there aren’t good fights and good fighters but the trash talking and promotion is disturbing. Plus all the damn rules stop a good street fighter from winning and Dana White just gets on my nerves.