Gina Carano Talk Aside, Alexis Davis Flies Under the Radar to Get Shot at Ronda Rousey

April 13, 2014
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Ronda RouseyWhile talk surrounding UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey lately has centered around possible match-ups against either Gina Carano or Cris “Cyborg” Justino, the UFC surprised everyone by throwing an entirely different name in the mix.

UFC president Dana White on Friday night announced that Alexis Davis would get the next shot at Rousey. The two will square off at UFC 175 on July 5 in Las Vegas.

Most speculation has been centered on Carano, and if the fight with her didn’t come to fruition, Cat Zingano was expected to get a shot.

White didn’t reveal why Zingano wasn’t next up for Rousey, but it could possibly be due to the fact that Zingano has yet to return from severe knee injuries, coupled with the recent loss of her husband to suicide.

Rousey (9-0) returns to the Octagon in July coming off of two victories in two months when she submitted Miesha Tate at UFC 168 in December and then TKO’d Sara McMann in February.

She’s recently been busy filming her role in the movie version of the hit HBO series Entourage, but has stated that summertime would be good for her to return to the Octagon.

Davis (16-5), meanwhile, is coming off of back-to-back victories over Liz Carmouche in November and Jessica Eye in February. Those two victories upped her winning streak to five consecutive bouts since losing a majority decision to Sarah Kaufman under the Strikeforce banner.

UFC 175 is shaping up to be a blockbuster card if there are no changes at top end. Already announced as the headliner is a bout pitting UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman vs. Lyoto Machida. Also scheduled for the card is a grudge match between The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3 coaches Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen.

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  • deepgrim

    its going to be pretty hard to get excited by this fight, given that davis is coming off 2 unconvincing victories and rousey is tearing the womens division apart and looks like she is getting better every fight. for me at the mo they are alot of interesting match ups in the womens division available but non of them involve the champion. Holm and cyborg are the only fights were you can believe the belt may change hands

    • Baller31

      Agreed, but Dana white has too much invested in Rousey to actually put her in the ring with a legit threat.

      • deepgrim

        i think they are going to suffer tho from not getting her a legit fight now, very few people will buy a fight with her knowing that she is going to go through the opposition in a round. Cyborg/ holmes will have their fans and the rousey haters on board. while they may edge rousey in the striking, if the fight hits the deck its hard for anyone to cope with rousey. her striking is improving too- so she would have a good chance against either and its a credible fight. So they may still preserve their golden girl

      • Don Lee

        Cyborg or Holm is no more a legit threat than any of the other girls out there.

    • Maddawgmar

      No way I believe Holms win v. Rousey. I see Rousey getting ahold of her and taking her for a ride, then bye bye arm. Think Couture v Toney.

      • Baller31

        Big difference is toney was a washed up, out of shape boxer with 0 ground skills.

      • deepgrim

        that could well happen, but if holms can get rouseys respect early with hard shots rousey may have to think twice about rushing in to clinch and take the fight down. holms and cyborg have that sort of power, obviously on the ground rousey will have an edge

        • Maddawgmar

          Very valid point. And very well could happen. But unless she is KO’d early, I think the fight hits the ground at some point, and that’s when Rousey capitalizes. IMO.

      • earlsimmons

        “I want what you are smoking… Must be some good shît.”—As you like to say. Because no way Rousey wins that one.

        • Maddawgmar

          Explain to me how Rousey has no chance to win that fight. But please try not to sound completely retarded.

          • Don Lee

            Maddawgmar too late for that.

          • Maddawgmar

            I agree but wanted to see if he goes full retarded.

    • brad king

      Holm will knock rousey out easy Cyborg would scare Rhonda into submitting before they even meet in the center of the ring. (no doubt)! Dana has quite a job making up excuses for why rhonda isnt fighting them. Women’s division is a joke.

      • Don Lee

        How long did it take for you to create this world that you live in?

  • Bugster

    Is ashame that there are so many great fighters that should be headline news including Bone Jones instead UFC is pushing for this hype train. The only 2 women that has a chance are not sign by the UFC for this hype train.

    • Anacortes

      your right. Holms worth the money.

      • toom

        100% but everyone knew who lombard is no one knows Holm it’s a win win for Dana she won the title and with a few more she will get her money and everyone will know who she is

        • uncle

          I would think to win a title should
          already put a stamp on where
          she stands as a fighter it’s not
          about popularity its about skills
          UFC can make Holm known
          its not that hard show her
          highlights put her on UFC countdown or primetime before
          the fight, talk about her boxing
          background TBH I don’t really
          watch Bellator so I didn’t know
          about Lombard until he signed
          with the UFC

          • toom

            Yeah but if someone wants to much money who’s unpopular they won’t get signed it’s unfortunate and I hope she does get into the ufc soon

      • The Prognosticator

        I disagree. Holm is asking for at least 100K per fight. To put that into perspective, Nate Diaz does not make 100K base salary per fight and he’s coming off a recent title shot against Benson Henderson and has notable wins against opponents like Gray Maynard, Jim Miller, Donald Cerrone, and Takanori Gomi. I believe fighters as a whole should receive better compensation, however, Holm does not have any notable wins that justify superstar money right out of the gate.

    • uncle

      it’s a damn shame UFC signed Hector Lombard
      to challenge Anderson it didn’t work out for Lombard in Middleweight, but they still paid
      him a ton of money your telling me they can’t
      pay Holm it’s a double standard

      • Bogo

        Lombard was on a 24 win streak…and he had a record of 31-2. How is that similar?

        • uncle

          It wasn’t so much the winning streak ,it was Lombard’s style
          that got him signed to the UFC
          MW division was getting wrecked
          by Anderson, UFC thought Lombard was the answer for a good match, just like Holm’s style should be a good match for Ronda that’s the similarity

          • Lucas Freire

            Anderson was the undisputed champion of a division who had no one else to fight against him.
            Ronda is the champion of a division recently created. Heck, Ronda gets about 50k on her fight purse, Holm is asking for the double!
            Of course Lombard came expensive, but putting in perspective it’s like offering 800k per fight for him.

          • Bogo

            I wasn’t wholly attributing it to his 24 fight win streak but we’d be foolish to ignore it. Winning 24 fights in a row is a far greater accomplishment than Holly’s (at the time) 6 fights in a less lucrative, less popular division. It’s a commonly held view that there is a huge gap in talent and skill for women who fall outside of the top 10 in Women’s BW, a gap that’s not as apparent in most of the men’s divisions. All Holly Holm has fought is women outside the top 15 and according to most lists she’s not even ranked in the top 10 herself. See sherdog, mmaweekly (which admittedly only ranks women’s P4P), mmarising, bleacherreport, fightmatrix, espn or tapology.

            Holly Holm wanting to be paid more than women who have twice the mma experience she has is silly. People coming up with the idea that Holm is the magical key to defeating Ronda Rousey because she’s a seasoned striker is arguably almost as silly. Holly’s MMA career has yet to be tested against someone in the top 15 let alone top 5. Ronda easily dispensed Julia Budd who was noted to be “the only woman to beat Gina Carano in a Muay Thai fight” and Sarah Kaufman, most people’s go to girl for the argument of best female mma BW strikers. Let’s see Holm fight a top 10 girl before we starting yelling she’s a game changer.

          • uncle

            I agree

          • Bogo

            Sorry about the wall of text. Tried to break it down and make it concise as possible.

  • Timothy Malone

    The UFC must not be too confident in Ronda’s abilities as the “biggest superstar in the UFC” anymore. She went from headlining a PPV to needing to be on the same card as a dream match-up like Weidman vs Machida.

    • deepgrim

      that was always lies, but i think her star power will suffer now from not having a fight that people believe will last more than a round. i have no interest in any fight they can offer rousey on the current roster simply because she is too good for all of them. I think if they had say rousey v cyborg they could headline any event with that cause they know she will be in a fight, her star power is still there

      • Don Lee

        People used to pay big money to see Mike Tyson knock people out when he was on top.

    • Don Lee

      Thats because Alexis is not a huge draw. They did put her on as co main in the biggest card of the year besides the one they do at the end of the year.

  • JDMMA

    Alexis Davis has no chance !!!

  • Antonio

    Alexis Davis definitely has a chance. She’s skilled in Muay Thai and jiu jitsu and those are the skills that are essentials to beat Rousey.

  • Seth

    and THAT is how you end Rousey’s run! War Alexis! :D

    • Maddawgmar

      I want what you are smoking… Must be some good shît.

      • Seth

        Im just big Davis fan and since she joined UFC I was saying she’s the one to beat Rousey :)

  • AXE MURDERER

    *The Ultimate 8 WMMA Dream Tournament*
    #1 seed Rousey vs
    #8 seed Caranno or Barrs (they have a fight in fight)

    #4 seed Marlose Coenen vs
    #5 seed Cat Z.

    #3 Alexis Davis vs
    #6 Kaufman or Evil Eye ( they have a fight in)

    #2 Cyborg vs
    #7 Holm
    ————————————————————————

    140 lbs max weight, fight in fights take place 2-3 mo before main card to hype it up. Maybe put Holm in the fight in round as well vs someone she can beat to ensure the Cyborg fight!
    Fights to take place over the coarse of several mo…
    Can You Imagine the 2nd round possible match ups!
    __________________________________________________

    • The Prognosticator

      “Baars” is 1-3 in MMA with all three losses via TKO she does not belong in a WMMA dream tournament. Neither does Carano for that matter, who hasn’t fought in 4.5 years. Tate is more deserving than Carano or Baars.

      • Seth

        Tate? You mean that stupid chick that was ranked in Top 3 without single UFC win? Yeah, she’s legit.

        • The Prognosticator

          As an eight seed? She is better than a woman with no UFC fights and a woman that has a losing record in the minor leagues. So, Yes.

          • AXE MURDERER

            I did feel kinda bad leaving her out but Tate is 2-3 in last 5 fights. If she was the 7th seed though she would get Cyborg & that would be interesting. Or jus make it a 16 wmma tourney & include everyone, Lol

      • AXE MURDERER

        I more or less took the top 6 fighters from 135 & 145lb, you have to include the likes of Carrano & Holm for the name factor alone. You could replace them with who? Julia Budd, Lauren Murphy, Rin Nikai, Nunes, Tate? I suppose you could make it a 16 wmma tourney. I included Barrs cuz she’s the one to beat Cyborg even though it was muay tai shes that girl that beat her so that becomes part of the promotion hype train. & you know what, a fight between Carrano & Barrs would be mostly stand up & probably a fun fight to watch! Then you hope Carrano wins so you have that Rousey match up in the 2nd round. Same with Holly if she has a fight in fight, you hope she wins so you get your 2nd rd vs Cyborg. The ultimate goal would be to have that Cyborg vs Rhonda fight in the final, but ya never know?

    • Don Lee

      Thats not a weight division that even exist?

  • Bogo

    Alexis Davis will fly under the radar right back out of this fight when she loses. I’m not buying a single bit of the hype. The only thing I find impressive about her is that she has a steel jaw. She’s not that exiting of a fighter and she’s not a finisher.

  • drkdisciple

    Should be any easy win for Rhonda. To be honest I even think Davis was lucky to be given a decision over Jessica Eye.

    • Aimed With “V”

      She deserved a win over Eye all right.
      Totally won rounds 1 and 2, got outboxed by Eye in the 3rd, but what’s wrong with that? Eye has a very good boxing, certainly better than Ronda’s.

  • Aimed With “V”

    Alexis is a exciting brawler, has good BJJ (both offensive and defensive), and has maybe the best control an GnP in her division.
    She has a great attitude of a real fighter, and I’m glad that her wins (that never came easy) led her to a well deserving fight with the champ.

  • brad king

    RR has so many easy fights for her while avoids facing someone that may have a shot at beating her. I know why not let her rematch with Liz carmouche.
    She won’t gain respect, even as a so called champion, until she faces her biggest fear in tangling with Cyborg.

    • Don Lee

      Who besides Gina has your roid queen ever fought?

      • Aimed With “V”

        This, actually.
        And she also had a big luck in a fight with Carano, who for some reason released her from the mount.

      • The Prognosticator

        Cyborg TKO’d Marloes Coenen twice. That is no easy task. Coenen’s style is pretty analogous to Ronda Rousey’s too as most of the fights she has finished have been finished via arm bar submission. Coenen was known as one time as the “arm collector.” Furthermore, In my opinion, Marloes Coenen would beat Ronda Rousey by UD if they fought.

        • The Prognosticator

          To address the Meisha Tate beat Marloes Coenen counterargument in advance, Marloes Coenen was en route to a UD until she gassed out in the fourth round. Marloes Coenen was clearly the better fighter in that matchup. Also styles make fights, Marloes is tall, has a good jab, and is a very technical ground fighter, so I don’t think Rousey could secure the arm bar submission. Therefore, if the fight was standing I think Coenen uses her movement and reach to get a UD.

          • Aimed With “V”

            Coenen hasn’t gassed in a Tate fight – a fight was on pretty much the same pace from both sides all 4 rounds. There was no gassing.

            Anyhoo, Coenen was taken down at will by Miesha before the fourth round as well, just like she has been taken down at will by Carmouche and Kaufman. Marloes is good from her back, but it’s really different to be controlled and to put a submission off his back during the fight, and to have a total control, like Rousey does. Coenen’s ground game is definitely not on Rousey’s level, and had they fought, Ronda would’ve exposed it pretty quickly.
            Coenen, BTW, has always been an undersized 145-er and never belonged to that division. Her size disadvantage in both of the Justino fights is easy to see.

            That, actually, can be said even now about Cristiane’s recent opponents in the FW division – she’s still the biggest one and always been. I’m pretty sure that diuretics are part of the banned substances that she obviously takes.

          • Riverdog

            I’ve been thinking this same thing for a while now but nobody else seems to notice the fact that Cyborg has just been beating up on smaller much inferior opponents most of her MMA career in the US. The likes of Jan Finney and Fiona Muxlow hardly strike fear into anybody. And As said above Coenen is a great fighter but was very undersized and was just out muscled in her fights with Cyborg. Meanwhile Julia Budd is a legit, very skilled 145er, ranked #3 in the world and hasn’t lost in 2 years. She deserves a shot. Invicta needs to set that fight up!

            I think the level of competition Ronda has face at 135 is better than what Cyborg has faced at 145 but the bottom line is that they fight in different weight classes and in different promotions and they will never fight unless Cyborg somehow drops to 135 and is able to sign a deal with the UFC. Ronda’s next fight won’t be easy, Davis is tuff as nails and has a lot of experience in the cage. If Ronda gets past her then Zingano is obviously next. So realistically a fight with Cyborg ain’t gonna happen for a while and it has nothing to do with the UFC protecting Ronda, theres still legit 135lb opponents for Ronda to fight in Davis & Zingano.

          • Don Lee

            Julia lost to Ronda in 39 seconds but she is a good fighter.Shows how good Ronda is.

          • Aimed With “v”

            Julia also got KO’d quickly by Amanda Nunes…an Amanda is a great and mean fighter, having good striking and good GnP as well.
            However, Nunes herself got GnPed badly by Alexis Davis, who stood to her toe-to-toe in the round one before taking it to the ground.

            Julia Budd is a legit 145-er all right, with solid striking background and good wrestling…still, she was no level of competition for girls who are bantamweights now.

          • The Prognosticator

            Julia Budd is unproven at best. Her biggest victory is against Germaine de Randamie. She is far from legitimate at this point.

          • Aimed With “V”

            Randamie is not a bad W in the resume at all – she is, no doubt, one of the best standup fighters in the whole WMMA. You should learn MMA a bit more.

            Budd is as proven as anyone in the shallow 145 division, whose fighters simply don’t have enough skills for the 135-ers – bantamweight girls are just on another level.
            Justino should fight there if she really wants to prove herself – and she might even not be able to beat Coenen there.

          • Riverdog

            WMMA in general has a shallow but growing talent pool. 145 is especially shallow. So if a fighter can rack up 4 wins in a row at 145 and they are fighting for a top promotion like Invicta that makes fighters like Julia Budd or India Gomes very relevant/legit and deserving of Invicta title shot consideration.

            From what I’ve read it appears Cyborg will have to make a title defense at 145 in June and then will attempt to make the trip down to 135 and fight another 135er in Invicta. If that goes well then I’m sure a fight with Rousey will be inevitable as Shannon Knapp isn’t against letting her fighters wander to the UFC. There just don’t seem to be that many competitive fights for Cyborg or Rousey out there on paper other than fighting each other. But I think there are good fights for both in the immediate future at least.

            I just hate how people are saying Ronda is being fed easy opponents when her last 6 fights have been against some of the top female fighters in the world, she was just better then all of them. Cyborg on the other hand has mostly fought either absolute cans(with the exception of Coenen) or women that were ridiculously undersized (Akano fight for example).

          • Aimed With “V”

            The deal is – even though Gomes and Budd are very relevant in the 145 division, every time they faced a fighter from the 135 division, they failed – even though they have a size advantage on their side.

            I don’t consider women bantamweight division shallow anymore, and that fact is more reasonable explanation for Rousey to move down the weight class, rather than what not-so-intelligent “fans” claim as “being scurred”.

            Justino, on the other hand, enjoys the size advantage even in the featherweight – so this and the lack of talent there let her shine. Going down to 135 must be a challenge for her, opposition-wise, even without Rousey: every fight in the 135 division will be more competitive for her than fights against Gomes or Budd.
            If she wishes to let go of her PED-gained ridiculous muscle mass, of course.

          • Riverdog

            Yes Bantamweight is the division that holds the best talent pool. You are right, Its actually quite deep talent wise compared to other divisions. In my opinion there are plenty of 135ers that can keep challenging Ronda for the foreseeable future. Zingano, Nunes, Andrade,Kaufman,Murphy, hell I’d love to see Ronda and Marloes fight! Ronda still has a bit to go before she “cleans out” the 135lb division and moves onto a super fight.

            I think Cyborg beats anybody she fights now at 145. While Budd/Gomes may be deserving, I think they still most likely lose and nobody will really care. Cyborg needs to fight Ronda or just fight at 135 to fight better talent. I just don’t see how she can get down to 135 when she barely makes 145. Thats the only way the “super fight” happens unless Rousey cleans out the division and moves up for a catchweight non title fight.

            I’m more than happy to watch the Bantamweight division play out without Cyborg. New Straw Weight Division should be dynamite to!

          • The Prognosticator

            Marloes Coenen is bigger than Cyborg, she is listed at 5’9 while Cyborg is listed at 5’8. See Sherdog. She is not undersized for 145 pounds and has stated that she does not believe she could healthily cut to 135 pounds at this point in her career. She only looked small in the ring with Cyborg due to Cyborg’s muscle mass, which makes every 145 pound female look small. Again, I will reiterate that styles make fights. In my opinion, Ronda Rousey is a one trick pony that relies on her armbar almost to a fault and I do not believe that she could use Marloes Coenen’s best submission to defeat her, which leads me to believe that one of two scenarios would take place in a fight between them: (1) Rousey utilizes top control for 5 rounds for a decision, (which is a risky proposition because the majority of Coenen’s submissions have come from her back); or (2) Coenen uses her good jab, longer reach, and a movement based strategy to win a decision (Rousey is a weak stand up fighter). I believe the latter is more likely then the former. Simply my opinion.

            To address the Cyborg has not fought anyone talk, Coenen has beaten both Kaufman and Carmouche, Rousey’s two other notable wins besides Tate (McMann was not ready for Rousey and I was against that fight from the beginning). Furthermore, Cyborg didn’t just beat Coenen, she absolutely demolished Coenen, it was never remotely competitive in either of their fights.

            To address the point that Carano released Cyborg from mount position, Carano released Cyborg because she was afraid of Cyborg’s BJJ which had been used to reverse her and take her back earlier in the fight. This was a bad idea as Cyborg was beating her badly in the stand up as well. In addition, the only reason Carano even was on top on two occassions, for probably less than 30 seconds in total, was because Cyborg incorrectly executed two throws (Here I’ll cite my own high wrestling pedigree). This fight was never really competitive either. Cyborg had begun to “tee off” on Carano by the last minute of the first round immediately preceding the devastating flurry of ground strikes that finished the fight. I’m glad I could clear that up.

          • Aimed With “V”

            Styles make fights allright, and you can assume whatever you want, but Marloes has no chance to submit Rousey from her back, and both you and I know it: oh wait – you may NOT know it, because you don’t really watch the fights.

            It’s clear that you don’t watch the fights and refer on statistics only, otherwise you wouldn’t have said that Cristiane only looks bigger because of her muscle mass: it’s clear to anyone who actually WATCHED those fights, that the whole COMPOSURE of Justino is simply more massive – yet, instead of watching it, you refer on dubious statistics that anyone can find on the Internetz.

            The assumption that Carano was afraid of Justino’s BJJ when she MOUNTED her clearly shows up, how little you know about overall game of MMA: the position Carano had on Justino was solid and she sat tight on her, that was the perfect position to rain down the finishing blows on her. That’s obvious to anyone who doesn’t try to act like he’s got talent of telepathy and knows what Gina was afraid of and what she wasn’t.

            In other words: watch the fights, gain more knowledge, and then the barrage of words you put in the comments will be a bit more productive.
            Good luck!

          • Don Lee

            Tate submitted Coenen. I rest my case.

          • The Prognosticator

            I already addressed that point before you posted lol.

          • Don Lee

            No I saw it.Coenen wouldn’t make it past the 2 min mark of the first round.

          • Aimed With “V”

            I addressed all your points and actually nullified them all.

            Sorry for that, you may continue ignoring it now. After all, denial feels good, isn’t it?

          • The Prognosticator

            You’re clearly an immature child who thinks he knows everything. Maybe when you turn seven, you may be able to engage in proper discourse, idiot.

          • Aimed With “V”

            Are you feeling better now?
            If not, I suggest couple of deep breaths and loss of virginity.

          • The Prognosticator

            It is “doesn’t it” moron lmao.

          • Aimed With “V”

            Thanks for the correction, you’re right.

      • Filip

        Gina is a true warrior right there, a true fighter. Cyborg is no.1 in wMMA and Gina fought her, Gina wasn’t like this Ronda today who is running away from real competition (cyborg)… Every fighter that hasn’t fought Cyborg and that talks crash about Gina is full of s–t and i call them retards. Even this stupid Miesha Tate who is loser with 2 losses got tytle shot and TUF coach i mean wtf??? What an loser, every fighter that Gina beated up(destroyed) has destroyed Miesha Tate, Kaitlin Young almost killed her with knees and kicks!!!!!11111 But anyway she wins popularity for i don’t know what reason, all she knows is to get beat up!!1111

        AND ONE MORE THING.

        Almost all those fighters SUCKS at stand-up, Miesha, Ronda, etc. Only Cyborg and few many have standup like Gina. Gina had almost 50-50 on standup and 2 times ground and pound game against Ronda until Ronda turned out the fight in last seconds of fight!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111 SO if Gina go against Ronda, if Ronda doesn’t get her arm Gina can destroy her and Miesha on STANDUP like nothing!!!111 And can pull of their ground game by her FRONT KICKS just like before!!!11 U WILL SEE WHAT AM TALKING ABOUT MY FRIENDS!!111

        • david

          tate has accomplished way more than Gina in mma.

          • Filip

            phahahahah are u actually rly that stupid? look how many losses does Tate has xD phahahhaha if there wasn’t for Gina wMMA wouldn’t even exist, or it wouldn’t have even 10% of it’s popularity now!!111 How can u rly be that stupid? xD Tate is total loser, she bearly won last fight after 3 losses, and even that win over Julie Kedzie was an lucky one cause Kedzie underestemated her cause Julie beated the S–T out of her… U saw her face after that fight xD The only thing Miesha is capable of in the Octagon is to take punches, nothing more… She is joke. Gina Carano will or would kill her way more worse then Kaitlin Young xD

          • david

            your so pathetic you must really be in love with rousey

          • Filip

            what does rousey have to do with anything here xD am favorizing Gina here not Rousey lol :) Rousey won’t fight Cyborg, and Gina is much higher class, she accepted fight with Cyborg like right away, and showed a good fight… Am telling you, nobody can talk s–t about Gina if she doesn’t go in octagon against Cyborg first… Not that loser miesha

          • david

            Miesha won a championship unlike gina. The only reason gina is popular is because shes good looking. She has decent stand up and absolutely no grappling skills whatsoever.

          • Filip

            miesha won that s–t against who? who she fought that is good? she didn’t fought cyborg, she is lower class then ronda cyborg and gina, she is nothing, she can win 10 tytles it’s crap if it wasn’t against cyborg. but u are so stupid u will never realize how stupid mistake u made by thinking that way… and no grabling skills? she got submition, she got cyborg ffs 2 times in ground and pound game, her ground game is not best but is solid, which can be the same as miesha’s in few months of hard training. and her standup is not decent, her standup is greatest, specially for miesha who is a bag for punching and kicking every single time… she looks so stupid in every single fight… did u saw her fight against julie kedzie? cccccccc

          • david

            She submitted the 2nd best 145 pounder in the wold Marloes Coenen. Look up the rankings if you don’t believe me. Gina Carano fought a bunch of cans. Wow you really seem to hate Miesha Tate. Carano hasn’t fought in 5 years. Womens mma has progressed since then.

          • Filip

            nah man, i don’t hate Miesha, she is great, but i am mad on her because she talked crash talks u know? She got TUF and tytle shot dispite 2 losses, and she dares to speak crash about Gina? wtf? I don’t doubt Mieshas ground game, i never did that, but it’s just not that great, not like Rondas or maaaybe Cyborg. It’s deffinitly better than Gina’s but not that much. And please don’t call Gina’s opponents cans, if those cans beated Miesha then what is Miesha? Kaitlin Young almost killed her, and Julie Kedzie destroyed her face on stand-up… :p I don’t hate Miesha bro, am just mad cause of s–t talks u know… Yes, wMMA has progressed much, but i doubt any of those girls can stand a chance against Gina’s standup she trains tehnick and condition like she was before she just didn’t fought and that’s it. i don’t know, we will see bro, we will see… I would love to see Gina vs Miesha fight first dispite she deserves tytle shot it’s better this way.

        • david

          How Dumb are you? How many championships has carano evry won? Thats what I thought. Miesha was around mma before carano was and Carano fought a bunch of cans.

          • Filip

            actually, u are the dumb one here. have u even read my text? Gina beated the s–t out of kaitlin young and julie kedzie. Julie kedzie destroyed miesha, and kaitlin youung almost killed her. so opponents that have beated the f–k out of miesha are for u cans??? actually, u are the dumby one here…every converstaion with u is pointless … and Gina fought Cyborg, unlike rest of this wMMA today xD are u blind or something?

    • Aimed With “V”

      Justino is in a different weight class and in a different organization.
      Rousey’s legitimacy as a 135 division champion is not hurt in any way.

      • The Prognosticator

        Her legitimacy as 135 lbs champion is not damaged, however, her claim of being the best female in MMA clearly is. When you are willing to offer a woman who hasn’t fought in 4.5 years a fight at 145 lbs but don’t extend that same courtesy to someone who has a high probability of beating you, you lose legitimacy in the eyes of MMA fans.

        • The Prognosticator

          If Cyborg can healthily make 135, Rousey will be going to Hollywood to do movies for the next 4.5 years like Carano.

          • Aimed With “V”

            Do you really reply to your own comments?
            I see you have some issues, man – maybe you should visit the shrink before typing here?
            Internet can ruin your brain big time?

          • david

            the ufc won’t put cyborg in the division, to much of a risk. Once rousey leaves the 135 division will also be gone.

        • Aimed With “V”

          I don’t see the high probability of Justino beating Rousey – but that may be because I know a thing or two about MMA. Casual fans, frightened of Cristiane’s steroid built muscle mass, may assume that she is better than Rousey: well, MMA might teach them that bigger =/= better.

          Justino’s steroid usage is another obvious reason why she doesn’t see any need to fight her @145 – her physics clearly show, that there is nothing natural in this body and muscle structure, so her losing it due to the weight cut would be only fair.

  • Shartnado2, the Sloppy One

    Ronda has zero standup. That is why Dana gives her fights against people that cant fight on thier feet. See how that works?

    • Aimed With “V”

      Actually Davis CAN fight on her feet all right…

      • The Prognosticator

        Regardless, Davis mostly relies on her wrestling to grind out victories. That will result in an armbar submission loss likely in round one. Shartnado is right.

        • Aimed With “V”

          Another mistake, and another example of you not watching MMA.
          Davis relies on her standup not less than on her GnP.

          BTW, I would give Davis an edge in grappling over Justino – Davis actually submitted Baszler, while Justino failed in it.
          And she tried, she tried all right.

  • werblessed1s

    ronda having zero standup, that’s crazy talk,the woman is 135 pound champion. look, I would love to see ronda and cris fight, but it might not happen,deal with it. ronda is #1 female fighter right now.