No more crying “like a bitch” for Joe Rogan.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) color commentator came back down to earth — along with a lot of other folks — now that Ronda Rousey is no longer women’s bantamweight champion, having suffered back-to-back knockout losses to Holly Holly (UFC 193) and Amanda Nunes (UFC 207).
Transcribed by Bloody Elbow:
“I made the mistake of saying — hyperbole, I’m the master of hyperbole, I exaggerate all the time — I was like, ‘She could probably beat half the men bantamweights in the UFC.’ No, that’s definitely not true. I shouldn’t have said it at the time. Now, it’s definitely not true. She could beat a few, that aren’t good outside the sport. Look, if she gets guys on the ground she could f—k a lot of people up. Her Judo is 100% legit, her armbars are amongst the best in the business, but people were always saying that. Now that she’s lost everyone’s relaxed with that.”
UFC middleweight Uriah Hall may beg to differ (see why here).
To be fair, it was easy to get caught up in the Rousey hype. The Olympian pretty much ran through the competition in both Strikeforce and UFC, under the tutelage of embattled head coach Edmond Tarverdyan. Promotional hype, along with a pair of high-profile bout against Miesha Tate, also played a role.
Now the honeymoon is over, so let’s do it all over again with someone new.
Source:: mma mania