Having beaten her last three opponents in a combined 64 seconds, Ronda Rousey’s record now stands at a sparkling 12-0. Even Miesha Tate, who lost to Rousey on two occasions, has been imploring her fellow fighters to step their game up to prove that it’s not a “one-woman division.” Basically, it’s starting to get embarrassing.
Is there really any hope, though?
Rousey has proven time and time again that she’s a step ahead of her competition, picking apart the likes of Alexis Davis and Cat Zingano with ease. Cris Cyborg talks a big game, but so did Bethe Correia before she got knocked out in 34 seconds. Whenever someone thinks they’re destined to dethrone Rousey, she armbars them into submission, or decks them in the face faster than you can say “Money Mayweather.”
“I think she’s a super athlete in a weak division. I really do,” Lesnar told ESPN. “She is a man amongst women in the women’s division. I take my hat off to her.”
Lesnar isn’t discrediting what Rousey has achieved. (Also, comparing her to a man isn’t a great look, dude.) He marveled over her ability to juggle everything, from starring in movies to writing a book to kicking ass all over the world. But it’s true – with only three of her fights lasting longer than a minute there’s clearly an imbalance in the sport, and it doesn’t appear to be changing anytime soon.
“I’m not taking any talent away from her at all,” Lesnar added. “But I think she’s a super beast – a super freak in the women’s division.”
It’s not Rousey’s fault that she’s far better than everyone else, nor should she apologize for smoking the competition. We just shouldn’t expect anyone to put up a legitimate fight anytime soon, and that includes Cyborg. As for Lesnar, well, let’s just hope he can get through his SummerSlam match against the Undertaker without getting kicked in the nuts.