As most of you know The Striking Corner is a website and media outlet dedicated to further promoting Muay Thai and Kickboxing. We usually steer clear of MMA. But when big fights happen in the MMA world, we can’t avoid talking about them.
Ronda Rousey’s influence on the world of MMA and Martial Arts as a whole is undeniable. Especially when it comes to showcasing that women can indeed fight just as well and be just exciting, if not more so at times, then the guys. As martial arts that love the respect and humility frequently shown in Muay Thai, we can’t say that we agreed with Ronda’s trash talk, attitude, and many times arrogance. But how much of that is really Ronda and how much of it is the UFC hype machine trying to build up an event? Only those closest to her really know.
The truth is in that in fighting sports such as Muay Thai, Kickboxing, and MMA it is very difficult to rermain undefeated at the highest level. Almost impossible. For a few years now, Ronda Rousey has had that aura of invincibility. Many people fell in love with her because she was seemingly invincible, while others wanted to see her fall.
That comes with stardom.
And Ronda Rousey is a star in more ways then one. But even the greatest of champions eventually fall. Sometimes due to their own hubris and after many victories, some fighters begin to believe the hype built around them about being unbeatable. Ronda may have done so before her fight with Holly Holm. Or it could simply be that in Holm she faced a fighter that was simply better than her on that night. This is our highlight of what was an amazing upset and great fight. And the fact that a main event fight between two women became the talk of the town during an entre weekend and week, shows how far we have come in society. The women have definitely made their mark. ENJOY!