Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Ronda Rousey vs. Holly Holm

Ronda Rousey vs. Holly Holm was one of the major upsets in ufc fight history. Well it’s a fight and anything can happen in a fight! One punch can change the outcome of the fight and we have seen it over and over again if were to look back at the history of fighting be it mixed martial arts or boxing. But why did this fight receive such a huge interest and have so much of mixed reaction and even celebrities like Donald trump and lady gaga jumping the bandwagon and twitting on social media. Was it hype it created? Or was it genuine love for the sport of mixed martial arts?

Yes, we all saw it Holly holm defeated Ronda as if she was an amateur and put a beating that she will remember for rest of her carrier. Ronda is an excellent athlete and a good martial artist, but she definitely wasn’t invincible. I think even Ronda got carried away with the hype that she is invincible and can’t be defeated. The reason for the fight to be considered the biggest upset was because of the fashion in which Ronda had dominated her past opponents and dispatched them at her will.

We forgot that Holly holm was a former boxing champion and an excellent athlete unlike anyone in the ufc’s women’s division. To be very fair Ronda is no match to the striking skills possessed by Holly Holm and that was very evident in the fight. Its Ronda’s ego, which also contributed to her loss against Holly Holm. Holly Holm was very professional and respectful to Ronda before and after fight which shows true personality. Most important thing in martial arts is to be humble and respect the game. That’s the big difference between a martial artist and a brawler. Ronda looked like a brawler and Holly a true martial artist!

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