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DOWN & OUT - Holly Holm gives a bloody Rhonda Rousey her final pounding and shocks the world in taking Rousey's UFC title - (Screen shot - UFC)


Holly Holm displays her UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship title belt and the fist that helped her earn it - (Screen shot - UFC)


In an interview with the LA Daily News Rousey said she had lost muscle during her film commitments and not been able to regain her full strength for the Miesha Tate fight. It was Rousey’s muscle losing comment that is telling and indicates that her UFC career ending days are near - PedroGaytan photo





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As we pointed in our previous column some are focused on playing their sport but for Rhonda Rousey it's about the glamour & glitter of Hollyweird. After spreading herself too thin being involved with the phony Hollyweird glitter scene she lost FOR THE FIRST TIME and lost her UFC title to Holly Holm in what was Rousey's biggest fight of her career



Sunday, November 15, 2015


The Rhonda Rousey vs. Holly Holm fight was billed to be the biggest fight in UFC history, Ironically enough the fight lived up to its hype but the result was not what most expected as Holly Holm slaughtered the UFC champion and walked away with Rousey's Women's Bantamweight Championship title before a record UFC crowd in Melbourne, Australia.

From the outset Holm dominated the fight utilizing her size and reach advantage utilizing long jabs, punches and kicks. It was a Holm kick to the side of Rousey's head that ended it all 59 seconds into the second round.

When the fighters were introduced Rousey continued to insult her opponent by not shaking their hand. Usually the insult was a result of an opponent irking her with a comment. Holm did no such thing but Rousey continued to conduct herself in a selfish manner and her bad karma caught up with her.

Throughout the five minute and 59 second fight Holm was quick enough to dance away from Rousey's attempts to take her down and apply her trademark armbar. With her championship boxing experience she found holes in Rousey's stand up game. Her main concern was not to be taken down to the ground where her height and reach would not be a factor and she would be subject to Rousey having the advantage with her ground and pound and armbar strengths.

She clearly lost the round after which UFC's ace broadcast commentator Joe Rogan said he never saw Rousey lose a round (in her, up till then 12 fight UFC career).

When the second round began Rousey showed the signs of taking a beating as her face was bleeding in a couple of places and she had a worried looked on her face. At the 50 second mark Holm started an attack the culminated with the resounding kick to the side on Rousey's head. Rousey dropped like a rock and Holm jumped on her and pounded the side of Rousey's head until the referee stepped in and stopped the fight.

Holms tactics frustrated Rousey as she then began to chase Holm around the ring. On one occasion Rousey threw a wide wild punch which Holm ducted under and Rousey went rushing forward and fell against the Octagon cage and then spun around with a bewildered look of shock and disbelief on her face.

After Rousey regained consciousness and cleared her head she then was willing to embrace Holm. It left the question was this the last time one would see Rousey in the ring?

As we pointed out in our previous column, Rousey fell prey to trying to burn the candle at both ends by trying to balance her Hollyweird acting career with being a professional MMA fighter. As usual it didn't work out as she appears to have spread herself too thin and lost the plot and her focus on fighting.

Having too much on her personal plate led to her downfall. In addition to acting she made numerous appearances of talk TV shows promoting her acting career and promoting her fight against Holm.

Her personal life came under scrutiny when her mother Dr. Ann Maria De Mars revealed to the media that she didn't like Rousey's coach Edmond Tarverdyan. She related that Tarverdyan never gave her daughter the time of day for three months.

Rousey's mother also stated that Tarverdyan hit the jackpot in large part because Rousey chose him as a trainer and now feels committed to the gym where she won the championship and found so much success in MMA.

"I think Edmond is a terrible coach and I will say it publicly," DeMars said. "I think he's a terrible coach. I think he hit the lottery when Ronda walked in there. She was winning before she ever met him. She probably won 99 percent of the judo matches she ever fought in."

Rousey's mom is no slouch since she had a decorated Judo career and was the first U.S. citizen, male or female, to win a World Judo Championship (in 1984).

Rousey refused to comment on her mother's statements preferring to focus on training for her Holm fight.

Then her relationship with fellow UFC fighter Travis Brown came to light. Again Rousey refused to comment on the matter.

Rousey's Hollyweird disease is not reserved for her as it also struck the once great boxer Manny Pacquiao who also spread himself too thin by being an entertainer and made appearances singing on several Filipino television shows. When he got involved in politics he spread himself thinner and as a consequence his boxing performance suffered as he became tamer and less aggressive.

Perhaps its time for Rousey to get out of the fighting fame while she still has her looks and ears in tact. Should she continue her fighting career and take more beatings like the one Holm put on her she could lose her good looks and have a smashed once and a cauliflower ear.

At this point Rousey has a career decision to make is she will be in or out of the fighting game and go all out and GO HOLLYWEIRD.



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