Down goes Rousey! Down goes Rousey! Well that was unexpected! Ronda Rousey losing was bound to happen at some point but I think most suspected it would be against an opponent more well known to the general public. Don't get me wrong Holly Holm was a worthy opponent that had a boxing background that a lot of experts thought would give Rousey problems. However, this was no Ali vs Frazier heck this wasn't even Mayweather vs Pacquiao.
Still waiting For Pacman to fight back
Although most would say it was more exciting.
The knockout kick heard around the world!!!
But I'm sure Mayweather will take his undefeated record over being knocked out. And when you look at the fight in its totality Rousey vs Holm had some similarities to Tyson vs Douglas.
Buster Douglas shook up the world!!!
No one was expecting Buster Douglas to give Mike Tyson a good fight at all but he put Iron Mike flat on his back.
Much like Holms put Rousey on her back to everyone's surprise.
Tyson like Rousey was the bully of the sport. At the height of his career many of his opponents were defeated before even getting into the ring. Tyson was knocking out fighters in the first round barely breaking a sweat. Rousey like Tyson seem to have a mental advantage over her opponents as she too was defeating them in the first round. In fact prior to Ronda's fight with Holly Holm her previous 3 fights only lasted 64 seconds.....all 3 fights combined. Mike and Ronda were great champions but it could be the fame that led to their unexpected defeats.
Money Mike Tyson
While Mike Tyson as a boxer never received the commercial success of Ronda Rousey it was clear to everyone that money and the distractions that come with money were his down fall. Tyson later admitted that he didn't take Buster Douglas as seriously as he should. Rousey has had a lot of commercial success and that has led to her getting opportunities in movies.
Ronda Rousey in Fast and Furious 7
It's hard not to believe that her opportunities outside of the ring were not distracting her and possibly making her lose focus on what made her great. The distractions may have kept her growing as a fighter. Just maybe she was not training as hard as she should have because she was thinking about the next movie she should be in.
Ronda wants to be Captain Marvel
Rousey was also very critical of the Gal Gadot casting and suggested she should be Wonder Woman in the much anticipated Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
“I should have been Wonder Woman, man! That girl [Gal Gadot] couldn’t curl a two-pound weight, what’s so wonderful about that? I don’t understand.”
Amazing that she thinks that she should be able to play two of the most iconic female superheroes based on her success as a fighter because it is obvious she is not a great actress. It will be curious to see if Ronda gets any other movie opportunities that she is not already signed to play in any time soon if she does not regain the title. As stated earlier her success inside the ring is the reason for her opportunities on the movie screen. It may be best that she does not have those distractions as she surely should be focused on retaining her title. Hopefully we see the bully that is Ronda Rousey again but it is hard not to worry if she will follow in the footsteps of Mike Tyson after he lost to Buster Douglas then became more known for his name than what he did in the ring.
But hey those are my thoughts. I'm curious to know how you feel. Will Ronda Rousey follow in the footsteps of Mike Tyson? Will the Ronda Rousey knock out affect her movie career and future acting roles? Do you want Ronda Rousey to play Captain Marvel? Please share your thoughts below.