“Was Rousey’s ‘disappearance’ in the cards all along?” asked former pro wrestler Taz on his recent CBS Radio show. No one is unbeatable. Even the Best.
That was surely proved on Sunday night after Holly Holm shocked the World by beating Ronda Rousey to win the women’s Bantamweight title at UFC 193 in Melbourne. But the questions being asked are “Was it fixed?”
Ronda Rousey while speaking to the Rolling Stone Magazine, had expressed her desire to focus on her movies and not return to the Octagon until UFC 200 which is scheduled to happen on July 9, 2016 in Los Angeles. The Sydney Morning Herald quoted Taz as saying, “The Rousey-Holm fight was the UFC equivalent of a work, or a match whose outcome is preordained in order to best serve the organization.”
“Why are some people not seeing this?” Taz asked. “This has been done in the wrestling industry for years. A guy or girl is going to take a break or go away, or has an injury that they have to tend to, whatever the reasons are, and they’re a champion – you take the championship off of them.
“You do not want your champion sitting home or making a movie, ‘Roadhouse 2’ or whatever Rousey’s going to do, or just needs a personal break, which she’s earned.”
The UFC are yet to confirm on these allegations.
The former champ wanted to focus on her acting career right now. She was involved with the popular “Fast and Furious” franchise and “Road House”. She is even engaged to work with Mark Wahlberg in Indonesia.
Rousey received a six-month medical suspension and was waiting for her CT Scan clearance.
The Mixed Martial Arts superstar, Ronda Rousey, looked all set to defend her women’s bantamweight title against unbeaten former pro boxing champion Holly Holm in the main event of UFC 193 in Melbourne, Australia, as per SB Nation.
The “Preacher’s Daughter” did everything right from the start and knocked out favored Rousey at 0:59 of second round. Holm landed 29 of 38 significant strikes to the head in a seismic upset win, as per Guardian reports.