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Video: Ronda Rousey lost $5,000 after knocking out Alexis Davis in 16 seconds

That's some pricey punching power.

"A funny thing about that. After I beat McMann in 1:06, my coach and I had a bet. He was like, 'No one is ever going to beat a minute and six second knockout in women's (MMA).' And I was like, 'Yeah, somebody is.' I told him somebody will beat it and then we had a bet going for a couple thousand dollars. Then I beat it. No, wait, I said that nobody could beat it, that was it. So I ended up beating it myself and I didn't know that I counted. So I actually owe my coach like five grand right now. I don't know if I would make that bet again, but yeah, you know what, I'll say it again. No one will ever beat 16 seconds, including myself. If I do, or somebody else does, then I owe my coach another five grand."

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey, revealed during a recent Q&A in Macau, China (via MMA inAsia) that she went home a little lighter in the pockets after knocking out Alexis Davis in a mere 16 seconds on July 5, 2014 in the co-main event of UFC 175 (recap). That's because she topped her previous record-setting knockout of Sara McMann at UFC 170, which occurred just 66 seconds into the title fight (video). And since she and her coach had an ongoing bet that no one would be able to top the time it took to dispose of McMann, she had to ante up after she blitzed through Davis because she wasn't privy to the fact that she too, was allowed to break the record. The good news is, "Rowdy" earned an extra $50,000 "Performance of the Night" bonus for her efforts. So in the grand scheme of things, the knockout earned her more than it cost her. Question is, will Ronda have to ante up another $5,000 if she, or anyone other woman, can top her last performance?

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