I could go all Joe Rogan on you and claim that Ronda Rousey is a monster, but I’ll resist. However, I will say this, Ronda Rousey is both good and bad for women’s MMA.
Now, before you tear that notion apart, hear me out on this one. I do have a point to make, I’m not just throwing this theory out there without some thought.
Rousey has fought nine times in her MMA career, six as a professional and three as an amateur, and she has finished each of those nine fights by slapping on an armbar and submitting her opponent within the first round.
At this point everyone knows her game plan. Everyone knows the one move they have to defend against and yet they are powerless to do so.
So, why is Rousey both good and bad for the sport?
Rousey’s run will generate interest in WMMA. It’s probably not unfair to say that much like Royce Gracie’s run during the early days of the UFC inspired many to train in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Rousey’s dominance will inspire many younger women to train in MMA and that’s great. The more women involved, the more the sport will progress.
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