Ronda Rousey is regarded as the Best Female Athlete Ever by ESPN, and despite her loss to Holly Holm in MMA many see her as still being the most dominant. But to be a true champion it makes more than just talent, physical attributes, or even winning.
It is one thing to show you can win, and even when you do there will always be a part of the audience that wouldn’t be satisfied with one’s victory, and will always have something negative to say.
Like fighting being in our instinct, as Ronda Rousey said, it’s just a part of who we are. There will always be critics everywhere.
The main thing is to keep moving forward. To be able to take a hit, to get back up when you’re down.
If fighting is an elemental part of our nature, most basic, and primordial, then why hasn’t she come back since her loss last year to Holly Holm? If caged fighting keeps the world a safer place, she’s not promoting it.
According to a report by Yahoo! Sports Cris Cyborg, whom Rousey was on a collision course with prior to her defeat, said:
“I hope she [comes back]. She has a lot of fans. She helped MMA grow a lot. I can’t be selfish and say she didn’t. I think she did a lot for the growth of MMA. I think many girls out there are her fans, and she can show that losing is not giving up. Losing is about coming back and persisting and fighting for your spot again.”
Cris Cyborg sounded more pleading even with her rival than challenging, unlike the rest who continue to trash talk and say demeaning things, accusing the former champion of being a diva, scared, or a bum; tantamount to kicking her when she’s down.
Cris Cyborg believes Ronda Rousey’s next fight should be with her like an opera that needs a dramatic ending.
“I believe there’s a ‘novela’ between Ronda and I that we need to finish,” Cris Cyborg said in a report by the Washington Post, referring to the Brazilian soap operas she grew up with. “I think that’s a fight everyone wants to watch.”
Will Cris Cyborg vs Ronda Rousey finally happen, finding an answer to their weight disputes? Should Ronda Rousey’s next fight be against Cyborg?
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