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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.
Rousey wasn’t a star amongst stars in the company – she was the star. White has made it no secret that Ronda is far and away the biggest draw in the UFC. And not only was she the No. 1 name, but her stardom was built upon a platform of invincibility.
It’d be one thing if Ronda got caught with a lucky right hand amidst an otherwise good performance, but Rousey was decimated, outclassed and embarrassed by a much better fighter. You can’t be the face of a fighting company when other fighters can thoroughly dominate you.
Holm also ruined Rousey’s perfectly laid vacation plans. The idea was for Ronda to relax after another win. She was going to rest up, work on ….View original article