You could criticize Ben Askren's striking all day too, but he - as Ronda does - makes the critique irrelevant to the actual fights. Ronda dominates as Askren does - not strictly from athleticism, but from superior grappling technique. The only difference is Ronda comes at it from a judo background, Askren from wrestling. The Gracies don't make youtube videos demonstrating Ronda's athleticism. They demonstrate her pitch perfect grappling technique. If Cyborg ever does fight Ronda and wins, it would be a case of athleticism trumping technique.
ronda was back mounted with hooks in vs liz. it was some amateur mistakes that lead to it. rondas arm bars are no joke but she has huge holes in her grappling game also
whens the last time a grappler of liz's skill level got askrens back like that?
It's not the size of the opponent, it's the ferocity of the warrior