The main event at UFC 168 was so shocking that many are still talking about it, while the co-main event isn’t getting the praise it should.
UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey proved that she is at the top of the heap when it comes to women fighters, as she went toe-to-toe with her arch nemesis Miesha Tate. The challenger Tate took her in to the deepest waters she has been in her MMA career, but Rousey was still able to snatch up that ever so dangerous signature armbar.
Ronda Rousey’s mom gives thoughts on UFC 168 co-main event
Rousey is obviously her own worst critic, however, her mom, Dr. Ann Maria De Mars, likes to tell it as it is as well. Rousey’s mom took to her blog to give her thoughts on her daughter’s co-main event performance.
Check it out below.
You may have heard there was a UFC fight this weekend. My husband asked me what I thought about Ronda’s fight and I’ll tell you the same thing that I told him.
It was clear to me that she took 0 chances in the fight. In her earlier fights, she had taken more risks and even though that resulted in her winning her fights very quickly, it also meant that a couple of times she got in positions that were a disadvantage and that she had to fight out her way out of.
In this fight, she only went for the armbar when she could do it without taking any chances of giving her opponent an advantage. It’s not the way I would have done it, which is interesting because when we did judo if you compared Ronda’s matches to mine, she was generally more of a risk taker.
Be that as it may, I am very hesitant to criticize the decisions elite athletes make in a match, especially when they win. You can make suggestions as a coach, but the fact is, it’s not you out there fighting and the person who is fighting has to make snap decisions based on numerous variables – the way they feel balanced, the other person’s balance, the direction of movement, etc.
Rousey will step back inside the Octagon at UFC 170 on February 1 against Sara McMann.
Check out the rest of Rousey’s mom’s blog HERE.
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