The former women’s bantamweight champion was completely outclassed in the striking game by Amanda Nunes, who stopped Rousey at 48-seconds of the first round to retain her women’s bantamweight championship in the main event of UFC 207 at T-Mobile Arena.
Nunes landed 23 of 35 strikes she threw, all of which were powerful shots. She backed Rousey up from the very first seconds of the bout and simply overwhelmed her.
Rousey was guaranteed $3 million to show up for the event, and will no doubt make millions more than that. However, getting paid $3 million just to show up and fight for 48-seconds, equates to $62,500 per second. That’s a heck of a deal! Granted there were months and months of hard training and a quick beat down, but hey…where else can you make millions of dollars in under a minute?
Many are placing blame on Rousey’s coach, Edmond Tarverdyan for the loss.
Here is what Nunes had to say about it.
“She thinks she’s a boxer,” Nunes said of Rousey. “He [Edmond Tarverdyan] put that in her head and he has her believing that. I don’t know why he did that. She has great judo. She could go further in this division, but he put some crazy thing about boxing [in her head] and then her career started going down. I’m the real striker here.”
And there you have it…who knows what is next for Rousey, but if I had her bankroll…I’d go on a pretty sweet vacation…far…far away.
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