How did Ronda become so dominant?

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  1. OneBoredColeman

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    She is arguably a one-trick pony. I'm very surprised she got any wins at all. Her boxing is some of the worst I've ever seen.

    Or are Amanda and Holly just that good?
     
  2. Holysmoke

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    fighting cans and soccer moms, the beginning phase of WMMA and they built her up
     
  3. Coolidge

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    It's a testament to how poor the division is overall. It's in the Royce Gracie phase. It's improving little by little, but it has a ways to go before it's credible.
     
  4. SKITZADACTYL

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    WMMA is that bad.
     
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    Same way Gracie did. Their one trick was better than everyone else's in a division/sport that was new.
     
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    how did those cans beat holm and nunes?
     
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    because when the division was new there were no real experienced women to fight. She was the most experienced person with her years of judo experience. Now that women have had years to train MMA and can see it as an actual economic/competitive opportunity, she's fighting real fighters.
     
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    She had more training than anyone. She didn't evolve and now they have surpassed her.
     
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    Physically larger than her opponents (pre Holm and Nunes)

    Was really really really good at her bread and butter move (think a knuckleballer in the majors)
     
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    She's an Olympic athlete fighting gym champs. Also, her one trick is pretty damn good. Her problem is Edmund screwing with her game. It doesn't help she's mentally fragile.
     
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    panamaican Senior Moderator Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Because most women's fighting sports were stand up only. It took some time for the competitors to get experienced enough with the grappling required to balance out their stand up experience.
     
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    She's an Olympic level Judoka who was fighting women with no power in their strikes that charged at her like bulls. It was a sweet set up while it lasted.
     
  13. YeahNo

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    How is it improving? I haven't seen any evidence of this.
     
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    Evolution of the division. Aside from Conor, which of the men's weight classes has one trick ponies at the top? None.
     
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    Will people ever realize that WMMA (and women fighting full stop) is just terrible? Why is this so hard for some people to understand and except?
     
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    By being slightly less awful?
     
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    Could there be more than coincidence that her all of a sudden not being a dominant specimen almost exactly coincides with USADA coming to the UFC? Everybody talks about it with regards to Hendricks, Vitor, etc. but the timing is pretty much right on. I have no idea if it's true and definitely not accusing with no proof but it would explain why she just looked like super woman with regards to strength up until late 2015.
     
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    This is actually an interesting question because it leads to the overlooked factor in all of this. All of Ronda's victories came against opponents with terrible game plans. Every single one of them charged at her and played into Ronda's strengths. Besides having power in their hands, the other thing Nunes and Holm have in common is that they both come from world renowned camps, known for putting solid gameplans together. Ronda was never really a hard puzzle to solve.
     
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    Holly has been doing this for 13 years, and it's her most basic "closing distance" move
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    Striking technique

    Nunes just drops bombs
     
  20. Bork Neslar

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    Holly has better stand up game, and Nunes is practically a man.
     

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