Ronda Rousey: GSP is bad for the sport

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postman
1/26/12 11:40:06AM
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"It's not the Olympics. It's not about just coming home and bringing a medal, and just having hardware and getting the win.

It's about pulling more fans in, and being entertaining."

Couldn't disagree more. For a fighter its about making money. Its about taking as few shots to the dome as you can so you can live a long and productive life. In the rules there are 3 ways to win KO/TKO, Sub, and Judges Decsion until they drop that last one he is doing just fine.

Add in the fact he is fighting the 2nd best fighter at 170 everytime he goes out. Most of the time that guy didn't get in that position by chance hes a hell of a fighter in his own right and finishing a guy like that isn't a easy thing to do. Ask Jon Fitch BJ Penn Dan Hardy or anyone else how they felt after their fights with George I doubt any of them will say like they just got out a point sparing match.
hotrodttt
1/26/12 12:28:50PM
Why is someone with four fights critisizing a UFC champ? Tate is gonna put a beat down on her anyways.
Franklinfan47
1/26/12 12:50:06PM

Posted by hotrodttt

Why is someone with four fights critisizing a UFC champ? Tate is gonna put a beat down on her anyways.



Ya really, atleast GSP competes in a legitimate division with more than 4 fighters.
Bubbles
1/26/12 12:50:32PM
shes trying to be the female Chael Sonnen. its not working.

shes still hot though
emfleek
1/26/12 1:00:08PM

Posted by Bubbles

shes trying to be the female Chael Sonnen. its not working.



Actually, it *is* working. She's main eventing now.
Kpro
1/26/12 1:31:27PM
Less fights, but more Olympic Medals
Budgellism
1/26/12 1:51:55PM

Posted by hotrodttt

Why is someone with four fights critisizing a UFC champ? Tate is gonna put a beat down on her anyways.



She had 3 fights at the time of this interview.

I don't like the comments to be honest. She's entitled to her opinion and if she's trying to get name recognition good for her but at the same time it's a little much. All I hear from this girl are insults or criticisms of other people. It's a bit much for me.
Budgellism
1/26/12 1:53:27PM

Posted by emfleek


Posted by Bubbles

shes trying to be the female Chael Sonnen. its not working.



Actually, it *is* working. She's main eventing now.



You don't think 4 lightning quick armbars had more to do with it?

Or that Cormier is still out with his hand issues.
Kpro
1/26/12 1:58:15PM

Posted by Budgellism


Posted by emfleek

Actually, it *is* working. She's main eventing now.



You don't think 4 lightning quick armbars had more to do with it?



She does have the most decorated amateur background in the history of women's MMA also, and not by a small margin. In my opinion, only Kenny Florian should be allowed to comment on other people finishing fights though. Kenny Florian finishes fights... and broadcasts if he's commentating. He never leaves his seat early. He's there until the broadcast ends.
Budgellism
1/26/12 2:03:13PM

Posted by Kpro


Posted by Budgellism


Posted by emfleek

Actually, it *is* working. She's main eventing now.



You don't think 4 lightning quick armbars had more to do with it?



She does have the most decorated amateur background in the history of women's MMA also, and not by a small margin. In my opinion, only Kenny Florian should be allowed to comment on other people finishing fights though. Kenny Florian finishes fights... and broadcasts if he's commentating. He never leaves his seat early. He's there until the broadcast ends.



Unlike Mike "Pee Break" Goldberg
FastKnockout
1/26/12 2:10:29PM

Posted by hotrodttt

Why is someone with four fights critisizing a UFC champ? Tate is gonna put a beat down on her anyways.



Why is a woman who should be in the kitchen criticizing a man in a man's sport?
Poor_Franklin
1/26/12 2:50:02PM

Posted by hotrodttt

Why is someone with four fights critisizing a UFC champ?



i bet GSP stood her up.....

She can't andle "Da Riddum"
scoozna
1/26/12 3:48:22PM
I am not impressed with Rousey's comments. Of course, her hotness compels me to ignore them for now.
emfleek
1/26/12 3:56:44PM

Posted by Budgellism

You don't think 4 lightning quick armbars had more to do with it?



Had she not campaigned for the fight, I don't think the armbars would've been enough.


Or that Cormier is still out with his hand issues.


This, on the other hand...it could definitely be part of the reason. However, Cormier/Barnett isn't the only main event-worthy fight so it's not the sole reason why 2 women are headlining.
Kpro
1/26/12 4:03:37PM
"I think that fighters that just try to win by points and come away with a win are actually bad for the sport. If you never saw MMA before" -Rousey


Hard to argue with that part of the interview to be honest. She's saying for a fan watching for the first time, that fighting style is not going to hook fans on MMA. Of course she does expound on it further than necessary, but the basic point is legit.

I don't even know how many 120-108 boxing matches I have sat through and thought, if this was the first boxing match I'd ever seen, I wouldn't care to watch another.
postman
1/26/12 5:47:34PM
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Posted by Kpro

"I think that fighters that just try to win by points and come away with a win are actually bad for the sport. If you never saw MMA before" -Rousey


Hard to argue with that part of the interview to be honest. She's saying for a fan watching for the first time, that fighting style is not going to hook fans on MMA. Of course she does expound on it further than necessary, but the basic point is legit.

I don't even know how many 120-108 boxing matches I have sat through and thought, if this was the first boxing match I'd ever seen, I wouldn't care to watch another.


Still she is talking about a guy who time and time again has to fight the next guy in line. Its not his job to excite the fans its his job to hold his title. I blame it on the guys he is fighting, stop a take down or two fellas. Land a punch. Make him fight your fight. Its such a silly topic. Joe silva does a good of mixing his cards its the ufc's job to put exciting fights on not a champs to put himself in harms way.
State_Champ
1/26/12 5:53:23PM

Posted by FastKnockout


Posted by hotrodttt

Why is someone with four fights critisizing a UFC champ? Tate is gonna put a beat down on her anyways.



Why is a woman who should be in the kitchen criticizing a man in a man's sport?



Wallass
1/26/12 6:04:09PM
If people were bored of one minute arm bars would Rousey change her strategy. I usually agree with the girl but not this time. Honestly, if you call yourself a "fighter" and a guy is able to take you down and lay on top f you for 25 minutes then you are not much of a "fighter".
warglory
1/27/12 4:50:55PM

Posted by hotrodttt

Why is someone with four fights critisizing a UFC champ? Tate is gonna put a beat down on her anyways.



Exactly, couldn't agree more.
Omega_8
1/29/12 1:49:44AM
Yeah seems sorta early for her to be saying shit like this
twodragunns
1/29/12 1:56:02AM
Hopefully Tate kicks her ass when they meet ..... getting tired of the shit talking by Rousey ........ do your talking in the cage.
emfleek
1/30/12 10:24:49AM
WAR ROUSEY!

As this fight approaches, I'll be looking for an avatar bet, too.

Tate's gonna get dealt with.
Aether
2/2/12 3:25:02AM
ehhhh, I get what she's saying, and maybe she's right that guys who fight in the style that GSP does are generally going to turn new fans away, but I think it's pretty hard to say that about GSP himself, as he is clearly one of the most popular MMA fighters on the face of the earth. The guy sells tickets and PPVs by the boatload, it's kind of hard to argue that he's "bad for the sport" or turns new fans away.
gartface
2/2/12 8:25:11AM

Posted by emfleek

WAR ROUSEY!

As this fight approaches, I'll be looking for an avatar bet, too.

Tate's gonna get dealt with.



Though I can't necessarily get on board with these statements, it's hard to pick against her. I think that she's going to destroy Miesha and take her arm home as a trophy to put alongside her new belt.

Boo_Radley21
2/6/12 8:01:20PM
BooRadley: Round Rousey is bad for boners

seriously why do people think shes hot. i googled her after this forum and shes a beast. she looks like something youd hang about the mantle.

Is she banging Diaz on the side? First she bashes St. Pierre here and then says Condit is running away the whole fight and she doesnt wanna go to a track meet or whatever. There's a sign of someone who's real knowledgeable about MMA. She sounds like the Just Bleed Guy reincarnated
twodragunns
2/24/12 2:29:10AM
Misha's the champ and she's gonna kick Rhonda's blonde ass March 3rd. Rousey is all talk and talk about being one dimensional, this girl has arm bars period ..... Tate will beat her ass in the standup and Rousey will have trouble getting Tate down.
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