Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes promised her mixed martial arts (MMA) fans that she would destroy Ronda Rousey in the UFC 207 pay-per-view (PPV) main event, which took place last Friday night (Dec. 30, 2016) inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
48 seconds later and “Rowdy” was being rescued by referee Herb Dean (video).
The victory was attained with such ease (numbers game?) that Nunes was left wondering what all the fuss was about. In fact, “Lioness” doesn’t understand why past opponents — from Miesha Tate to Sara McMann — came up short in the first place.
“I don’t know how Ronda Rousey went too far in this division. Honestly, I don’t understand why those girls lost to Ronda Rousey. I know since my first fight in the UFC I can beat Ronda Rousey, but of course I have to take my time and put everything together. That day was the day to prove to everybody and I did it. Yes, for sure [Rousey is overrated]. The UFC make this happen. They put her in a place where she’s not at. But I know I can beat Ronda Rousey since I saw her first fight.”
The loss marked the second of Rousey’s once unblemished career and left the combat sports community speculating about potential retirement. Outside of her canned statement post-UFC 207, “Rowdy” has remained tight-lipped about her future plans.
But it’s “all good,” in case you were wondering.