Friday, July 15, 2016

UFC Great Expectations for Rhonda

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Ronda Rousey celebrates her victory over Cat Zingano in their UFC women's bantamweight championship bout during the UFC 184 event at Staples Center on February 28, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
We saw this when Joyce Gracie got a title shot with Matt Hughes instead of giving it back to BJ Penn or Matt Seirra or GSP whom all where in title contention. Joyce didn't deserve that fight and wasn't ready at all.
He got out wrestled and destroyed in the first round. Ronda has Judo Newaza techniques that most UFC fighters only practice in BJJ.

She has the experience in transitional throwing to submission techniques that catches everybody, the same way Joyce Gracie had in BJJ in the beginning.

Now that she is exposed as a limited fighter, other fighters will target her legs and box from the outside and not be aggressive on grappling. She will have some problems, but she does hit hard in spite of what everyone thinks.

LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 12: Conor McGregor of Ireland enters the Octagon before his UFC welterweight championship bout against Jose Aldo during the UFC 194 event inside MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 12, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
The same goes with McGregor regarding his fight rematch with Nick Diaz. Ben Henderson and Carlos Conduit exposed the Diaz brothers to being attacked by leg strikes. The Diaz brothers hand and head movement is A+ but they stand flat footed; there legs got ate up in fighting those guys and lost big time.

McGregor would be wise to do the same as those fighters to setup a dominant victory. He won't got toe to toe if he truly is the best fighter, then the best fighter knows how to win and will set his ego to the waist side. 

Ronda needs to let her ego to the side and learn how to utilize other techniques for the new generation of fighters. Cat Zigano got out handled by Meisha Tate prodigy Julianna Pena whom team Tate Ultimate Fighter season winner that defeated Rhonda house picks to win the title and the UFC contract. This fighter is very dangerous and should be the next top contender to face either Holmes, Rousey or fight for the UFC belt.

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