Whenever new training footage emerges of a high profile fighter, there will always be those who believe the slightest of changes to their routine means that they have improved or added something new to their arsenal. Conor McGregor is one such individual. If he adds anything, anything at all to his training camp then you can bet his rabid fans will be coming out of the woodwork to discuss how his new handstand push up method will turn him into an entirely different animal. Another high profile fighter who can relate to this issue is Ronda Rousey.
Every since losing the UFC bantamweight championship to Holly Holm, everyone has been wondering if Ronda Rousey would be back. That question has been answered as the UFC dropped the bomb that she’s set to fight for the championship against newly crowned bantamweight ruler Amanda Nunes. Now all those fans speculating on her return have changed their tune to entirely once more, shifting focus from if Ronda would be returning to the sport to how will she look when she finally returns.
With a recent shadowboxing video of Ronda Rousey posted up on her Facebook fanpage, speculation can slowly begin to come to an end. Take a look at the video below.
Now after watching that, there are a few things that have become abundantly clear: Ronda Rousey still needs to put in more work. Granted, her hands and strikes do appear faster, but her footwork definitely needs cleaning up. She does seem to be improving on her hip rotation which is certainly a good sign, but ultimately there may not be enough here to come to a definitive conclusion. The biggest thing to take away from this video though is that the former champ does appear motivated which goes a long way in fighting, no matter how much anyone will tell you.
Do you think Ronda Rousey looks improved?