Not even Holly Holm’s family could believe she knocked out Ronda Rousey.
Unless you live under a rock, you know that the outcome of UFC 193’s main event was an absolute shocker. Rousey entered the fight as a heavy betting favorite, which wound up hitting their sports books where it hurts most. In fact, even though she’s currently sidelined for six months, that hasn’t stopped Bovada from giving Rousey 4-7 odds to get some oh-so-sweet revenge in a potential rematch.
That’s the respect that comes with being the most dominant fighter in the world. Or, at least, the former most dominant fighter in the world.
But since Rousey getting knocked out was such a huge moment for UFC, they’ve just released a behind-the-scenes look at how the fight went down. In it, we get a candid look at how each fighter’s family and friends reacted before, during and after the knockout, including an exuberant phone call between Holm’s coach and Jon Jones, who appears to be gearing up for a big fight himself.
Just like you, none of them could quite believe what had just happened.
Holm, of course, says she knew it all along, and as such, she’s celebrating her hard-fought victory her way – which, apparently includes taking photos with Floyd Mayweather at Thursday’s Warriors-Clippers game. What does this mean for Rousey? Nothing, really. But we’re willing to bet it only adds more fuel to her fire. Holm-Rousey II can’t come soon enough.