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Fightweets: Ronda Rousey, record crowds, and mounting pressure

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Are you sitting around this weekend, lamenting the fact your Halloween features little in the way of MMA?

Well, fret not, because our next schedule glut is just around the corner. November sweeps feature a UFC event every weekend, Bellator’s next tentpole event, and a World Series of Fighting one-man tournament, among other events.

So enjoy your free time now while you can. And in the meantime, time for another edition of Fightweets.

Trouble in paradise?

@hunt5588 if Ronda fails to set the all time attendance record next month will it affect any future stadium show plans?

I picked this out of all this week’s Ronda Rousey-related questions because to me, this best encapsulates just how big the Rousey phenomenon has become. We’re still just two-and-a-half years removed from Rousey vs. Liz Carmouche in the first women’s fight in UFC history, when all manner of anonymous trolls crawled out from under their rocks to proclaim women will never make it in MMA. The bar’s been raised all the way from where we were at UFC 157 to floating the notion Rousey needs to set an all-time UFC attendance mark or else be considered a failure (which, admittedly, isn’t exactly the question the question posed ….View original article

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