Is Ronda Rousey basically the Royce Gracie of WMMA?

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  1. pointfighter

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    In the sense that she uses mastery of a traditional martial art to dominate a newly emerged and thin division that doesn't know how to deal with the style yet.
     
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    Yes, and it's been said pretty much since the day she was signed to the UFC.
     
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    315MMAFighter MąïȚře Đë Đəğåť§ - Pure Dominican Platinum Member

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    The way she armbars all these women she faces, I'd say yea
     
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    She hasn't complained enough to reach Royce levels yet.
     
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    Hahahaha, nice
     
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    lmao
     
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    No.

    Blasphemy.
     
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    Yes Yes she is.
     
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    Royce Gracie fought and beated some fighters that didn't had a clue about submission grappling (not all of them, some that fought even in Pancrase like the Shamrocks were pretty well rounded), Ronda has always faced fighters that crosstrained in modern gyms with men MMA fighters since their pro debuts.
     
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    No because all WMMA is grappling. She's simply the best of the worst and shows how far everyone else has to go. But all she does is what everyone else does. She's simply just better than them at it.

    The WMMA fighter who is the Royce Gracie of WMMA is whoever can strike seeing as none of them know how. Royce won because he did what no one else knew how to do
     
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    Lmao, funny way to twist that shit around.
     
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    No. She is not doing anything her opponents would not have encountered before, unlike Royce. She is not an unknown quantity, she uses the same techniques and strategies as many other fighters.
     
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    JDS before the loss to Cain was another kind of Royce Gracie, he beated all the opponents via boxing
     
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    Nope she has a win via knee ko
     
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    Chael with all those title shots
     
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    Royce was willing to fight against any sized-opponent with minimal rules.
    Ronda has attempted to call heavier fighters down to her weight class.

    Therein lays the major difference.
    Ronda is an athlete.
    Royce is a fighter.

    Ronda has been smoking over-matched opponents with her dominant submission game, just as Royce Gracie did in the old days, but outside of applying submission holds, I don't think they are very similar at all.

    But they do both have controversial attitudes.
     
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    She just beat a wrestler via TKO so no.
     
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    Pretty much yes.
     
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    No. Ronda's opponents train mma in top teams and hold belts in bjj.
    Royce's opponents didn't have knowledge about submissions.
     

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