Former UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey looked to be in the best shape of her life coming into her fight with the current champion Amanda Nunes at UFC 207 on December 30th. This was Rousey’s hugely anticipated octagon return following her brutal knockout loss to Holly Holm back in November 2015 at UFC 193. Unfortunately it ended in disaster when Nunes only needed 48 seconds to put away Rousey after landing hard shots that sent her retreating to the fence.
Speaking on The Pony Hour podcast, UFC ring announcer Bruce Buffer compared Amanda Nunes to UFC Hall of Famer Chuck Liddell and predicts she’s going to be champion for a long time. He also refutes claims that Rousey’s head is no longer in the game, saying she was more focused than ever.
“(Ronda Rousey) knew that she was about to go into war with fighters that were not the fighters she was armbarring on a regular basis. She was about to go to war, with strikers. I thought (Ronda Rousey) was focused, she just got her ass handed to her. She came into Vegas, on Monday or Friday previous, weighing 135lbs, instead of coming in on 150 or whatever, and having to lose 15lbs in five days. That’s focused! She came in for the kill. In the case of Amanda Nunes, who is like Chuck Liddell with a clitoris. It’s like, and minus the penis, this is a woman who can move back and forward, who doesn’t punch and hit you in the face, she punches through your head. She’s probably going to hold that belt for a long time.”
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