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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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Holly Holm’s Upset of Ronda Rousey Is a Boon for the UFC


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By Chris Huntemann, Columnist

Shock. Disbelief. Speechlessness. You can insert your own emotion here to sum up your feelings about Holly Holm’s upset win over Ronda Rousey at UFC 193 on Saturday night. But please refrain from invoking another emotion: Despair.

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Following Demoralizing Loss, Where Does Rousey Go From Here?

UFC 193: Rousey v Holm
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Holly Holm’s upset at UFC 193 wasn’t just a win, it was a wrecking of Ronda Rousey’s world. It was the equivalent of throwing a cold glass of water on the shared superstar dreams of Rousey and UFC president Dana White.

Fighters suffer big losses on a fairly regular basis in the UFC; it happens and the good ones always bounce back. But this time was different.

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Why I’m Happy Holm Destroyed Rousey

UFC 193: Rousey v Holm
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Ronda Rousey needed to get knocked out, to put it bluntly. She had let all the hype go to her head and was recently acting like a cross between a brat and a bully.

Enter Holly Holm. She came into this fight as a 14-1 underdog and the No. 7 fighter in the division – and she annihilated Rousey from the opening bell until her lights-out kick.

Holm beat Rousey so ridiculously bad that Dana White was in full defensive mode in the post fight press conference. His cash cow didn’t just get caught with a lucky punch, she got torn apart in the ring to the point she literally looked like a drunk throwing punches. That’s not good for business.

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Holly Holm Takes Less Than Six Minutes to Shock the World

Holly Holm Knocks Out Ronda Rousey
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Nobody gave Holly Holm much of a chance. She came into the fight as much as a 20-to-1 underdog. And then, she took less than six minutes to shock the world as she landed a second-round head kick knockout over Ronda Rousey to cap off UFC 193.

In case you didn’t see it…

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The Ronda Rousey Problem: Why the Breaking Point is Near

Ronda Rousey - UFC 193 Open Workouts
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Stop me if you’ve heard this song and dance before: Ronda Rousey has an upcoming pay-per-view match and her opponent is hyped up to be her toughest challenge ever. However, a few seconds into the fight, Rousey wins an uncompetitive mismatch.

That exact scenario is going to happen again at UFC 193. The Ronda Rousey problem for Dana White is simple: there’s not a 135-pound woman in the world that can beat her or even give her a serious fight.

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This New Ronda Rousey Promo Is So Ronda Rousey It’s Not Even Ronda (Rousey)

Ronda Rousey, you familiar with her? The armbars, the hip tosses, the Olympic medals and all that stuff? Well, if you’re one of the three people on this planet who is not familiar with the women’s bantamweight champion by now, the UFC would like to offer you a 90-second recap of her life via this new promo for UFC 193.

Starring none other than the champ’s little sister, Julia De Mars, as 17-year-old, judo-tossing Ronda and her mother, AnnMaria, as well, her mother, “Revolution” would easily the most poignant UFC ad of all time if it wasn’t for that Nick Diaz-Office Space mashup some genius fanboy created for UFC 143. And hey, the promo even manages to squeeze in a few frames of Rousey’s UFC 193 opponent, Holly Holm! Good for you, Holly!

UFC 193: The Legend of Ronda Rousey premieres on November 15, 2015 at the Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

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Lawler vs. Condit Official for UFC 193, Hendricks vs. Woodley a Go for UFC 192

To quote Uproxx’s Jessica Hudnall, VIOLENCE, WOO!!!

Fresh off their crowd-pleasing, uber-violent wins over Rory MacDonald and Thiago Alves, respectively, the UFC announced via UFC Tonight yesterday that welterweight champion Robbie Lawler will defend his title against Carlos Condit in the main event of UFC 193 on November 14th in Melbourne, Australia. Said an official UFC spokesman:

With the next welterweight champion set to be determined in November, you’re probably wondering, “Well, who will be the next NEXT challenger?! I need to know NOW!!!” First off, calm down and stop being so goddamn needy, and secondly, the UFC is already one step and a few billion dollars ahead of you…

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UFC Planning November 2015 Stadium Show in Melbourne, In Anticipation of Victoria’s Cage Ban Being Lifted


(Tom Wright — aka, “Downunda Dana” — and some of his mates. / Photo via Getty)

Since 2008, MMA competition in the Australian state of Victoria has been hamstrung by a ban on the use of cages for combat sports; mixed martial arts isn’t outlawed there altogether, but it has to be done in a ring. As a result, the UFC has avoided Melbourne — Victoria’s capital and the second-most populous city in Australia — in its various trips to the country. Four of the UFC’s Australian events have been held in Sydney, New South Wales (including the last one, which was friggin’ bonkers), with two others taking place in the state of Queensland.

But the political sands have shifted recently, and with the pro-MMA Labor party coming into power, it’s expected that the cage-ban will be lifted in the near future. The UFC plans to celebrate by hosting a giant-size event at Etihad Stadium in November 2015. From a Daily Telegraph report published earlier today:

UFC president Dana White is ready to give Australia the biggest fight card in its history — convinced he can draw over 50,000 to a world title blockbuster in Melbourne next year.

The Daily Telegraph can reveal champions Jon Jones, Ronda Rousey, even rising star Conor McGregor are all being considered to headline UFC 193 on November 15 at Etihad Stadium.

The massive Pay-Per-View event — which could smash all records currently held by the famed 2006 Anthony Mundine-Danny Green bout — will be announced officially in coming weeks.

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