1. Welcome Back to the New Abnormal!

Is Rousey's legacy ruined?

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by brainwash, Dec 31, 2016.

  1. brainwash Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2012
    Messages:
    2,502
    Likes Received:
    5,624
    She will be known as the woman who made WMMA big.

    But as far as a fighter, she will be known as a 1-trick pony who got exposed. Will never be called an all-time great due to her lack of skills in all areas barring judo.
     
  2. Boyscout5000 White Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2016
    Messages:
    149
    Likes Received:
    407
    No, this was always her destiny. Thank you for all the laughs honda
     
    FedorRoks, Timurd123, muaytao and 8 others like this.
  3. stav Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2005
    Messages:
    4,830
    Likes Received:
    1,213
    Location:
    Australia
    No

    It's s royces legacy ruined? He was also a 1 trick pony.
    So was mark Coleman, so was almost every pioneer.
    Rhonda is a female pioneer in MMA.

    Disliking her does not change that.
     
    itsok, 209since1978, gunlok and 10 others like this.
  4. Ottawaguy Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2008
    Messages:
    20,370
    Likes Received:
    45,861
    Location:
    On my bike, or gone fishing
    This loss will not change what she accomplished overall in WMMA.

    However, it does validate the point that she did great against weak competition.
     
    FedorRoks, Tibbles, Gabe856 and 9 others like this.
  5. KOfinger Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2016
    Messages:
    1,761
    Likes Received:
    2,675
    what legacy?
     
  6. fedors sweater Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2016
    Messages:
    324
    Likes Received:
    272
    Her legacy as a highlight reel punching bag? No its still firmly in place
     
  7. HaikenEdge Rationality will win the day.

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2010
    Messages:
    2,498
    Likes Received:
    2,779
    She's basically Royce. Nobody thinks Royce's legacy is ruined because he lost a bunch and then pissed hot.
     
  8. The Best JG Platinum Nation!!

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2015
    Messages:
    7,683
    Likes Received:
    14,318
    Location:
    Platinum Hideout
  9. ninjion Beltless

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2010
    Messages:
    2,165
    Likes Received:
    578
    Greatest ever. Retire undefeated. Once in a lifetime athlete.
     
  10. YeahNo Purple Belt

    Joined:
    May 29, 2010
    Messages:
    2,096
    Likes Received:
    963
    What did she accomplish in WMMA? She was a marketing tool who fought people who mostly should never have been allowed to fight. The best of the people she beat had really poor skills. I guess that makes her a pioneer......
     
  11. cocky Red Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2006
    Messages:
    8,867
    Likes Received:
    108
    She had no legacy. Anyone with a brain saw she had her fights handpicked to hype the shit out of her. She's decent at best. We already knew that.
     
  12. Draper Bronze Bomber

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2016
    Messages:
    2,255
    Likes Received:
    3,417
    Social media wasn't as prominent back then and these people weren't as arrogant as Ronda Rousey. Her legacy is tarnished.
     
  13. stav Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2005
    Messages:
    4,830
    Likes Received:
    1,213
    Location:
    Australia
    Not as arrogant???
    Shiiiiiiit! Are you sure we are talking about the same Royce Gracie?
     
    209since1978 and Death By Samson like this.
  14. IIIIIIII Titanium Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2006
    Messages:
    40,177
    Likes Received:
    14,686
    i agree with you when it comes to her fighting. i disagree with you when it comes to her legacy as a fighter. unfortunately for her, being famous and rising as far as she did in terms of reputation, and this fall from grace of hers, is also going to affect her fighting legacy. if she had only acted like a humble and respectable person, her fighting legacy wouldn't have been as badly affected. the regular person on the street only sees ronda as a terrible person who was embarrassed twice.
     
    Post 2 Decision and jakeharris74 like this.
  15. Draper Bronze Bomber

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2016
    Messages:
    2,255
    Likes Received:
    3,417
    "I would beat Floyd Mayweather"
     
    Sole likes this.
  16. IIIIIIII Titanium Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2006
    Messages:
    40,177
    Likes Received:
    14,686
    i bet she wishes EVERY DAY that she had retired before the holly fight. she would have walked of into the sunset as this all-time badass woman fighter. instead, she became exposed just after the rest of the competition had caught up to her. shitty acting or not, she would have gotten all kinds of hollywood roles, and could have lived off that for the rest of her life.
     
    FedorRoks, gunlok, retsdon and 2 others like this.
  17. Fedorr0cks Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2009
    Messages:
    343
    Likes Received:
    58
    It is definitely tarnished, I know as a neophyte I used to think Royce was the baddest guy on the planet and would be until he was old. To watch his career once everyone caught up and ran right by him put some tarnish on his career for me. He is still a great MMA pioneer but I don't feel the same about his legacy as I used to. I don't feel that way about Fedor who just got old. Rousey has been shown to be a one dimensional fighter who feasted on the early days of WMMA. The few top girls and all the new talented girls will all be much better than her going forward but she still had a great run and really built WMMA from the ground up for the future. Before Rousey I didn't give 2 shits about WMMA, except when Carano fought because I want/ed to bang her lol.
     
    platypus44 likes this.
  18. Th3Sav4ge "What the fuck is happening!?"

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2014
    Messages:
    14,146
    Likes Received:
    14,811
    Location:
    earth
    tysons wasnt.
     
  19. cmw43 Bad Boys Club

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2006
    Messages:
    13,595
    Likes Received:
    11,039
    She had 6 title defenses that's more than most champs I think the only ones with more are Anderson, MM, Jones and GSP that's probably it?
     
    platypus44 likes this.
  20. Wow, dumbest comment of 2016 right there <{nope}>
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.