Originally posted by utherpendragon
I could not agree more with your assessment. I had a strong feeling all the hype was getting to Rousey. That is, where she was actually believing it herself.. The "greatest athlete" in history, a super girl, unbeatable, etc. Nobody is unbeatable.
I call it the Mike Tyson affect. (too much too fast and believing what the press says about ...[text shortened]... psychologically.
Over all I think it is good for the sport that the fight went the way it did.
I agree with every single point you had. You said it better then me. I will not lie. But I did not have all the info as I usually do. So, I said in many posts in forums, that if she won, it would be by knockout with a kick. Which she did, but the truth is, RR was already so exhausted and a bit hurt, she stood up without even covering up, and Holly hit her with a home run Muay Thai Kick. I blame her coach. GSP showed everyone the blue print. I actually feel sorry for Rhonda now. I want her humble yes.
But that poor girl, I thought of my daughter. she looked so lost, so confused. Someone close to her should have told her to TONE it down a bit, the ufc should have allowed her more time in the gym, and more time at home. Everyone knows Rhonda. She did not have to be on every single show around the world. My god.
First, we both know your don't rush Rhonda who is a judo expert. Common sense right? We both know you don't rush a striker that is world class, like rushing mike tyson, it is stupid. Notice the difference in corners?
Holm had four people, including Jackson from Tri Star (trainer of GSP, Jones, Evans), and each person gave one piece of advice for Holm who was not tired.
Rhonda had her coach telling her she was doing great. This guy is a dum ass. If he wants to organize things fine. But bring in two more trainers, and one guy to make the game plan. And bring in the best person in the world for each art form.
Lastly, Rhonda's body looked different. They kept her way to busy. They needed to allow her to rest, train, and less marketing.
Holm still would have won, but maybe Rhonda would not have looked scared, and like a little girl instead of a woman. That poor girl had no clue what to do. Now I know why Rhonda's mother flipped out.
Her trainer is suppose to protect their fighter. He didn't. She needs time off, drop the attitude, but still be confident. I also think a sports therapist would help her. she needs to say no and take more time to be in the gym.
Now, what do you think about December 12th? If you look at my MMA thread, it will tell you the whole card, or I can give you the link in here. This card has my hair standing up.
I think Rhonda will come back. but she is going to need a lot of support. To much to fast like you said. Same as I said about Jones.
I am thrilled you are a fan.