Ronda Rousey's 14-second submission win over Cat Zingano has got the whole world talking about Rowdy's dominance in mixed martial arts. The comments that strike a chord with what’s truly astonishing and game-changing about Ronda's impossible domination of her sport is not the more objective question of whether or not she is a more dominant athlete than, say, Serena Williams, it's whether or not she is good enough to compete in the Men's division. Within the endless sea of commentary, Joe Rogan said she might have to fight men now, and that if that were to happen, she'd beat a good number of the lighter fighters.
But it wasn’t Joe’s comments that really exposed the true brilliance of Ronda's win-streal. It was the defensive and emotionally charged words of UFC flyweight Ian McCall (125lbs), who said anyone who thinks Ronda could beat dudes is crazy. He even said he'd put on a gi and drop her on her head.
"A good man will not lose to Ronda Rousey. I could put a judo gi on, [she's] an Olympian. You're not throwing me. It's not going to happen. I will throw you on your head. Pretty simple. And you weigh more than me,” he said in an interview with Rick Lee on Monday.
"I can't compartmentalize it. It doesn't make sense to me. I know it's all talk. They compare her to [former heavyweight boxer Mike] Tyson. She's dangerous, she's good. I get it, but it's just silly.
Ronda's definitely not the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world. She's the best woman on the planet. That's cute. Cool. Well, we're doing men things. Different."
Well, check out this video of Ronda responding to some Internet reporter's doubts about her capacity to drop him. He says,
"I've got to be honest, I don't think you have as much strength and can compete with a man even though I'm a white belt." Her reply:
"You know how to push buttons, that's exactly how to get me to throw you."
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