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New Ronda Rousey Training Footage. Do You See Improvement?

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.

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Look Who’s Coming Back To The Cage: Ronda Rousey To Face Amanda Nunes At UFC 207

It appears as if Ronda Rousey will be making her long awaited return to the Octagon as she is set to face off with current UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes.

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On UFC 199, Luke Rockhold, Dominick Cruz, and the Nasty Phenomenon of the “Sore Winner”

Urijah Faber Dominick Cruz UFC 132
(via Getty.)

By Asaph Bitner

Society tends to deride those who remain defiant even after a decisive and fair defeat. Someone who’s beaten and fails or refuses to accept this is looked at with pity, even anger. George Carlin already eloquently expressed a counter to this view, and so I’d like to highlight the inverse of this phenomenon, which can actually be a severe problem. I speak, of course, of the sore winner.

Generally (and, ok, a bit trivially) speaking, victory is power. When winners, specifically in sports, and even more specifically in MMA, cross a certain line of decency and abuse that power, we encounter what is perhaps the most unsportsmanlike behavior of all. There aren’t necessarily scientific tests for determining sore winner status in MMA, but here’s one fairly reliable-looking indicator: the winning fighter using their victory to violate the losing fighter’s dignity in some way.

That’s not to say that there’s anything wrong with trash talk before a fight, or in its resumption once the immediate post-fight haze has passed. Conor McGregor and Chael Sonnen, two prodigious talkers of trash, pour industrial amounts of verbal acid onto their opponents before and after fights, but they always seem to have a sense of respect for the man they’ve just pummeled in the immediate moments following a win.

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Friday Link Dump: UFC on FOX 20 Gets Its Main & Co-Main, The Rousey-Van Zant-Tate Drama Continues, Cocktails For Your Kentucky Derby Party + More


(Angela Lee vs. Mei Yamaguchi atomweight title fight from this morning’s ONE Championship 42: possibly the greatest women’s MMA fight in history.)

Holm vs. Shevchenko main event, Rumble vs. Teixeira targeted for UFC on FOX 20 (BloodyElbow)

Miesha Tate Explains ‘Shocking’ Incident between Ronda Rousey and Paige VanZant (MMAFighting)

No, Conor McGregor is Not Going to Box Floyd Mayweather (MMAJunkie)

Brendan Schaub and Bryan Callen, Riding the Whirlwind (Bleacher Report)

Top 10 Hottest Miesha Tate Photos (Lowkick)

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Ronda Rousey Returns…to Acting, Inks Three Movie Deal With Lifetime


(He was an immortal witch hunter with a heart of gold. She was anything but Expendable. This summer, Vin Diesel and Ronday Rousey star in “The Last Do-Nothing-Bitch Hunter.”)

With each passing day, it seems that the likelihood of seeing Ronda Rousey‘s return to octagon diminishes exponentially. She may be back to eating solid foods once again, but even some five months removed from her knockout loss to Holly Holm, Rousey is still very much struggling to come to terms with her future in the sport.

“I’m still grieving the person that could have won it all. But I have to live up to the fact that I’m not her,” said Rousey in an interview as part of her shoot for the Time 100. But with no date set for her return, it leaves one to wonder just what career path we’ll see Rousey take in the meantime.

The obvious answer seems to be “acting.” Even if the former champion doesn’t exactly have the range of a Helen Mirren or a Topanga from Boy Meets World, Rousey’s got a handful of feature film roles under her belt and an SNL hosting gig to boot, so it’s not like she’s a rookie in the art of playing make believe for lots and lots of money. The woman is feministic superhero, for crying out loud. Her built-in audience is literally 50% of humanity!

What I’m getting at is, maybe the news that Rousey has signed a three movie deal with the Lifetime network shouldn’t be all that strange to learn. But it is. It soooo is, you guys.

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Cris Cyborg Actually Coming to the UFC, Faces Leslie Smith at UFC 198


(Finally, the superfight that UFC fans have been demanding for years is coming together.)

Like XYIENCE energy drinks and the music of Stemm, the idea of seeing Cris Cyborg fight in the UFC has been long abandoned by the majority of MMA fans. It seemed like a very real possibility a few years back, but then Tito Ortiz went and messed everything up like the blockhead that we know him to be. Between Cyborg’s failed attempts to make 135 pounds and Ronda Rousey‘s fall from grace in the time since, the former Strikeforce featherweight champion (and current Invicta champion) has found herself with a lower stock value than possibly ever before.

But now, it seems that all is about to change for one of the sport’s scariest competitors.

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Gallery: Ronda Rousey’s Sports Illustrated Body Paint Photoshoot


(via Sports Illustrated)

Sure, it’s nothing we haven’t seen before, but here it is: Ronda Rousey‘s full photoshoot for this year’s Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition in all its body-painted glory.  

Gallery after the jump.

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Just What the Hell is Going On With Ronda Rousey’s Trainer, Edmond Tarverdyan?


(“If anyone from the bank shows up looking for a guy named Edward Targaryen, you never heard of him, okay?” via Getty.)

It has been a whirlwind handful of months for the Ronda Rousey camp, to put it lightly. Her loss to Holly Holm aside, it would appear as if Rousey’s support system is crumbling to the ground around her, or at the very least, setting all the charges for an eventual explosion.

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Ronda Rousey Books Body-Painted ‘SI: Swimsuit’ Issue, SNL Hosting Gig


(It’ll look something like this, but with even less clothing.)

While Ronda Rousey has been remaining relatively quiet in the time since her loss to Holly Holm at UFC 193, only popping up on Instagram every now and again to share a devastatingly sad quote, it’s what has been going on behind the scenes that has kept her in the limelight.

First, it was revealed that Rousey would be filming back-to-back movies (one of which being the Roadhouse reboot) before training for her rematch with Holm, which seemed…foreboding to say the least. Then, Dana White backtracked on his comments that Rousey would “definitely” be receiving an immediate rematch with Holm, stating that he had barely even spoken to her in the time since her loss.

And now, it seems that Rousey has a couple other upcoming obligations that one might consider distracting: an appearance in Sports Illustrated’s next Swimsuit issue and a hosting gig on Saturday Night Live at the end of the month.

But I suppose we should discuss the swimsuit thing first, eh? Well, a photo was recently posted by Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition editor MJ Day seems to show Rousey’s bare end in a body painted suit and you’re not even reading this anymore, are you?

Photo after the jump

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Ronda Rousey Has a Very Unorthodox Training Method For Her Rematch With Holly Holm


(I tell you what, if this rematch happens in ballroom dresses and heels, Holm is FUCKED.)

The rate at which Ronda Rousey has changed her tune following her stunning loss to Holly Holm at UFC 193 is enough to give anyone whiplash. Prior to the bout, Rousey was doing nothing short of calling her home runs from the plate, claiming that she would “retire undefeated” and “be known as the greatest fighter that ever lived.” Nowadays, she’s already planning her exit strategy from the sport should she lose her rematch to Holm, telling ESPN, “If I lose, I’ll be done with everything.”

And if what we’ve been hearing out of her camp is any indication, that rematch is not going to go well for her. For starters, she’ll be sticking by Edmund Tarverdyan’s side even though the government will soon be seizing all his assets. Secondly, she’ll spend at least a decent chunk of her time away from the octagon filming back-to-back movies, according to a recent interview with Lorenzo Fertitta.

Details after the jump.

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