Posted by BlueSkiesBurn
In all honestly, I saw enough of Ronda to know that she is a great talent, but she has a lot of work to do before she establishes a legacy. So far she is a one-trick pony. She has a very good trick, but everyone knows that will only take her so far. Her stand-up is absolute crap and I have zero doubt that those arm-bars are going to be a bit tricky to pull off against a high level BJJ black belt.
Also, she's naturally a bigger woman and there is ZERO chance that she is going to beat Cyborg or muscle her around.
I like Rousey, I think she is a great talent, but she's only had 5 fights. Let's stop anointing people in MMA.
I think that's an unfair assessment of her being a one-trick pony. First of all, there are at least two tricks involved in her success so far: takedowns and submission skills. A one-trick pony to me is someone like McKenzie, who only has the guillotine and his success is contingent on what his opponent does, whereas Ronda can clinch, throw her opponent to the ground and go from there. I'm sure she can work ground and pound, but why not go for an armbar.
It's way too early to talk about a legacy, but at the same time it's also unfair to call her a one-trick pony when that's all she's had to do to win a fight. I'm sure she has other submissions in her arsenal and also some ground and pound, but when you're THAT good at armbarring someone, why not use that first?
Also the women's talent pool isn't exposed enough to be considered deep, so therefore there isn't enough for her to establish a legacy yet. Give it a few years.