After the fight, Ronda Rousey’s mom talks about a few important details about her daughter. Including retirement, other things to do, social media and Rousey’s coach.
Mother is AnnMaria De Mars is an American technology executive, author and judoka. She is the first American to take home Gold at the World Judo Championships, competing in the -56 kg weight class, for the 1984 World Judo Tournament.
“I want to say thank you to all of my fans who have been there for me in not only the greatest moments but in the most difficult ones. Words cannot convey how much your love and support means to me,” Rousey said in a statement provided to ESPN.
“Returning to not just fighting, but winning, was my entire focus this past year. However, sometimes — even when you prepare and give everything you have and want something so badly — it doesn’t work how you planned. I take pride in seeing how far the women’s division has come in the UFC and commend all the other women who have been part of making this possible, including Amanda.
“I need to take some time to reflect and think about the future. Thank you for believing in me and understanding.”
Do you think she should retire or comeback?
The return of Ronda Rousey only lasted 48 seconds after Amanda Nunes successfully defended her UFC women’s bantamweight crown at UFC 207 on Dec. 30 at the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada. Nunes was clearly the superior fighter. Rousey threw some punches but got countered everytime until she got pummeled in the face. Ref Herb Dean stopped the fight to save the former champ from more battering. I saw no Ronda Rousey during the whole fight. The utterly dominant Ronda who even claimed she could beat Mayweather. Really I hope she becomes strong both mentally and emotionally and comes back still.
The trading insults at one another between Dominick Cruz and Cody Garbrandt indeed erupted into a five round brawl! Cody’s excellent game plan and dance moves were on display. He was landing big punches and took Dominick down during the first round. The left eye of the former champ was cut from a headbutt causing him to bleed in the third round. Cruz was outclassed, taunted and danced by “No Love” to deliver an upset win and become the unbeaten, new world bantamweight champion. Both fighters were awarded $50,000 for Fight of the Night bonuses.
TJ Dillashaw’s performace warrants a title shot at 135 lbs. He used his footwork to outclassed John Lineker. “I want my belt. That’s my belt. He’s (Dominick Cruz) running from me. He knows I won it. I want my belt back”, The former bantamweight champion said after his unanimous decision victory.
Luis Smolka took 30% of Ray Borg’s purse as a penalty from not making weight. Borg with some heavy grappling and ground and pound took the win by way of unanimous decision.
The prelim fights were just as good as the main events. Jonny Hendricks dropped Neil Magny in round one but Magny was fighting on the ground with landing more strikes and triangle, stood up in round two. The no. 8-ranked welterweight got the head of former champion caught in a tight triangle again which was a near tap experience with numerous elbows. Close one. Magny edged Hendricks on scores after the three rounds. He also gets 20% of Hendricks purse. Hendricks missed weight for the third time.
Amanda Nunes and Alex Garcia were also awarded $50,000 for Performance of the Night bonuses.
The official UFC 207 results:
MAIN CARD (PPV/10 p.m. ET)
UFC Female Bantamweight Championship
Amanda Nunes def. Ronda Rousey at 46 secs of Round 1
UFC Bantamweight Championship
Cody Garbrandt def. Dominick Cruz via UD
Bantamweight: T.J. Dillashaw def. John Lineker via UD
Welterweight: Dong Hyun Kim def. Tarec Saffiedine via SD
Flyweight: Ray Borg def. Louis Smolka via UD
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1/8 p.m. ET)
Welterweight: Neil Magny def. Johny Hendricks via UD
Middleweight: Antonio Carlos Junior def. Marvin Vettori via UD
Welterweight: Alex Garcia def. Mike Pyle at 3:34 of Round 1
Welterweight: Niko Price def. Brandon Thatch at 4:40 of Round 1
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/6:30 p.m. ET)
Welterweight: Tim Means vs. Alex Oliveira was declared as NC (illegal knees) at 3:33 of Round 1
After UFC undefeated female champion Rounda Rousey suffered her first loss to Holly Holm. She was only on the sidelines for eleven months.
A new information was reported by Ariel Helwani few days ago that indicates she is coming back to the octagon sooner than expected.
Today, Dana White and the UFC announced that Rousey will challenge Amanda Nunes for the bantamweight title at UFC 207 in Las Vegas on December 30, 2016.
It’s going to be crazy!
Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey stayed out of the limelight since Holly Holm gave her a 1 into her loss column record at UFC 193. The division have had two champions in Rowdy’s absence already. Holm was choked out by Miesha Tate in March, then Tate failed to her first title defense as Amanda Nunes pummeled and eventually choked her out at UFC 200 earlier this month.
Not only UFC President Dana White but fight fans around the world are hopeful that Rousey would make her comeback at UFC 205 on November 12 when the company heads to The World’s Famous Arena, but has not given any indication as to when she will be back. It was also in November 2015 when she lost to Holm at UFC 193.
She recently guests on Ellen where she confessed that she has been in deep depression that she wanted to have babies with Travis Browne so she had a reason to live. Browne is also a UFC fighter who competes as a heavyweight and ranked no. 7 and was also booked at UFC 200. Former heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez knocked him out.
Now, Rousey’s long-time rival Cristiane Cyborg Justino is congratulating her because she is hearing rumors Rousey may actually be pregnant:
Boys, hands up! Ronda Rousey is about to knock you out! Check out the leaked photos of Ronda Rousey covered in paint, just paint! Hold your horses and keep your guard up because after seeing this photo’s you might end up somewhere.
Ronda wrote on her Instagram: “Secret’s out,” . “So here’s a free preview of this year’s 2016 SI swimsuit issue
Photo credit to owner
Ronda Rousey had become too confident and in the end she paid for it dearly. Holly Holm a boxer did what she had to do and she executed the plan perfectly boxing and standing up against the obviously too confident Rousey. It was the perfect ending and a start of a new era in women’s MMA.
Check out the number of highlights,
No touching gloves
First MMA fighter on the Ring Magazine, is fighting inside the Octagon and is not even a boxer. We do not know exactly what are the qualifications to be on the cover, but we certainly understand that you should be popular. Ronda Rousey has taken over MMA world and it looks like she is doing the same thing in the boxing world. The Ring magazine is a boxing-centric magazine and while there are certainly a number of female boxers that could be featured they chose an MMA fighter instead.
Congrats to Ronda Rousey.
Should I tag this under MMA or boxing category?
We know how important the fight with Holly Holm is on November 14 in Melbourne, Australia and she is definitely discussing it with Jimmy Fallon here. For whatever reasons Jimmy Fallon is still able to concentrate and not look at the glorious neckline of Rousey is beyond us, because we just could not take our eyes of Rousey’s you know what. We’ll just let you just watch the video yourself.
For awhile people have been dreaming of a fight between the retired number one pound for pound boxer and the number female MMA fighter today. We all know that it’s never going to happen, but fans always fancy what would happen if it did.
If it does happen, Ronda Rousey won’t stand a chance against the tactician, even if they will be fighting under the MMA rules. Floyd will simply run circle and tire Rousey, and end up wining the fight by decision, yup I guarantee she can’t knockout Ronda.
Anyway, here is the only way we can see them fight each other. Check out the fan made Floyd vs Ronda street fighter version.
Check out this video of Holly “the Preacher’s daughter “Holm and Jon Jones doing a light boxing sparring.
MMA fans were surprised when the champion Ronda Rousey herself announced on Aug 21st that she will be fighting Holly Holm instead of Miesha Tate.
I believe that Holly Holm has a potential to be a future contender or a champion perhaps. However I thought 2 more fights would have been a great build up for her.
Who knows she might connect those precise and calculated striking and of course let us all not forget that she trains in Jackson-Winkeljohn MM Academy one of the best if not the best training camp in the world headed by Greg Jackson 2010 “ Coach of the year “ .
On Jan. 2-UFC 195, let us all see “The Preacher’s daughter” will answer the “Ultimate Rowdy question”
Meet the upcoming opponent of Ronda Rousey, Holly Holm could be destined to beat Ronda Rousey or probably not.
Holm was a former professional boxer and kickboxer and during her boxing career, she became an 18-time world champion in three weight classes. This already says a lot of things about this fighter and the potential fight against Rousey.
Now that she is an MMA fighter she continues to dominate by racking up 9 wins with 6 knockouts with no defeats, she is certainly ready for the big fights in MMA.
If there is one thing we learned about this fight and Holly Holm. This girl is not a quitter, he will fight till the end. Although the stupid referee should have stopped the fight.
Ronda Rousey and Holly holm is set to fight on November 26, 2015 in Australia.
UFC joins the fun and responded to Floyd Jr comment on Ronda Rousey.
“I’ve yet to see any MMA fighter, or other boxer, make over $300 million in 36 minutes,” Mayweather said on ESPN’s SportsCenter. “When she can do that, then call me.”
These two will definitely not fight inside the ring or cage, but since fans could not find any man that can beat Floyd, maybe a woman will.
— UFC (@ufc) August 7, 2015