"For me, Ronda Rousey had this thing about her. I mean, she is really good, elite, the way she finished her opponents. Then again, now it's entirely turned around. Like okay, she did beat some girls, but, who did she really beat? Of course she had her armbar victories, but were they (her opponents) really that, she was definitely exposed. I don't bet on fights, but, I didn't know who was going to win, but you root for your home team. But, she did get exposed and raised questions about the Cyborg fight, because she didn't want that fight. I already knew she didn't want that fight, the whole world wants that fight, she didn't want that fight and UFC didn't want that fight. She got exposed by strikes and what does Cyborg do? She strikes, a lot, viciously. She beats up guys, girls, everything. Ronda is a great athlete, tremendous and did great things for the sport. But, her game is now, yeah, people are going to do that to her again."
As he sees it, Holm exposed Ronda's game and weakness, as he tells MMA Fighting that now that "The Preacher's Daughter" provided the winning recipe against "Rowdy" -- which is standing toe-to-toe against her -- her future foes will be eager to do the same thing.
Plus, Overeem -- who takes on Junior dos Santos on Dec. 19, 2015 at UFC on FOX 17 in Orlando, Florida -- says the brutal knockout loss also shows why Rousey and UFC avoided booking a fight against Cris Cyborg for so many years.
Does the former K-1 kickboxing champion have a point?