In 20 years will we compare Ronda to Royce?

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  1. sabretitan

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    Ronda is even more dominant than Royce was, and MMA has evolved a lot in 20 plus years; my question is once more women become involved in the sport and get better, will people have the same kind of thoughts about Ronda as many do about Royce in another 20 years? I find it hard to fathom , but am interested in what other think?
     
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    I already consider her the Royce Gracie. I imagine I'll feel similar in 20 years.
     
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    Won't take no 20 years.
     
  4. melvinj0

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    It's a possibility. I'm sure there are plenty of young girls right now who want to be fighters because of Rousey's success, I feel like there will definitely be a new breed of WMMA fighters in the next 15-20 years.
     
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    She already has better striking, judo, takedowns/wrestling, etc.

    A better comparison might be Pele? Though he had much better striking, the point being, a well rounded fighter ahead of their time.
     
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    I don't see how Ronda is more dominate than Royce. He fought guys who outweigh him by 50+ lbs and fought 2-3 times in one night to win UFC 1 and 2.

    Ronda doesn't go 10 lbs to fight Cyborg.
     
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    My brother (huge sports fan) compares her to Jackie Robinson.
     
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    Right.

    Meanwhile Gina Carano, Cris Cyborg, Megumi Fujii, Marloes Coenen, Shayna Baszler have all had full careers in MMA.
     
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    I know what you mean, but at the same time the women that Ronda has fought know what a guard is, a choke, transitions, etc.
     
  10. sabretitan

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    I see how you've got almost 10000 posts lmao
     
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    Umm...comparatively......Royce faced better competition. Especially considering his limited skill set.

    Ronda is crushing CANS.......and Dana declares her P4P best of ALL TIMES!!!1!!!!
     
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    Ronda could face all the women in one evening and win
     
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    Royce fought a 220 lbs Olympic gold medalist in Judo to a draw in Pride.

    He also choked out a 240 lbs NCAA D1 wrestler.
     
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    Nope she isn't revolutionising anything, she is just very very good. I am sure up and coming fighters these days will desire to make the Rousey money, but they will prefer the styles and techniques of the Jon Jones, Silvas and Fedoras.
     
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    Royce also fought a big dude like Shamrock who is a catch wrestler.
     
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    I take it you missed the point.
     
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    I honestly don't have any strong feelings of admiration towards Royce. I don't like the guy. I appreciate that he had a role in making MMA mainstream, but I feel like the Gracies would have put someone else in there if Royce wasn't in the tournament. A lot of people are acting like Royce single-handedly built the sport.

    And he got popped for steroids. And in interviews, he doesn't really come off as a very nice person.

    In 20 years, I'll still have a huge amount of respect for Ronda and what she has accomplished. Overall, she seems like a good person, aside from the sportsmanship issues. Royce Gracie? I respect the fact that he won 3 UFC tournaments, including the very first one. Beyond that? I don't have much time for him.
     
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    As things look right now I hope not!
    Royce was tapping alot bigger men, and did it with a martial art very few had heard about.
    While Ronda doesn't dare fighting someone with a few more pounds than her.

    But! 20 years is alot time, so it isn't impossible.
     
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    I prefer the Babe Ruth or Wilt analogy.

    Athletically and technically superior athlete that is far ahead of the current game, but will be viewed as questionable in terms of being able to compete with the most modern generation of competitors.

    Though if her game continues to evolve, she may be viewed more in the vein of Randy Couture. Fighter that starts out as one dimensional but eventually evolves to become a complete fighter.
     
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    So the only thing you don't like about Royce is because he doesn't seem like a nice person in the interview?

    Also, go ask anybody over the age of 20 why they started BJJ/MMA and they will tell you it's because of Royce Gracie. So yeah, Royce did singlehandedly built the sport.
     

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