Once again Ronda Rousey ended up on the losing end of a fight in her second consecutive bout. The former women’s bantamweight champion was no match when it came to the the striking game of Amanda Nunes who defeated Rousey in a stunning 48 seconds to retain her women’s bantamweight championship in the main event of UFC 207.
“This is amazing!” – Amanda Nunes
“She thinks she’s a boxer,” Nunes said of Rousey. “He [Edmond Tarverdyan] put that in her head and he has her believing that. I don’t know why he did that. She has great judo. She could go further in this division, but he put some crazy thing about boxing [in her head] and then her career started going down. I’m the real striker here.”
The lead-up to this match saw this as Rousey’s return back to competitive fighting. There were numerous stories about how focused she was even imposing a media blackout. Now her fighting future is in doubt. Rousey was guaranteed a $3 million payday, but with the pay-per-view sales exceeding 1 million, she will take home more than that.