It's time to start giving Roxanne respect

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  1. blaseblah Steel Belt

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    She's killed two hyped fighters who sherdoggers were expecting big things out of. She also holds a win over Andrea Lee. This isn't the same fighter who was on the bantamweight season of TUF. She's a top 10 fighter.
     
  2. Jojomojo Purple Belt

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    For her age its pretty impressive but the division is also just super bad tbh
     
  3. DarkneT Khamzat sucks Platinum Member

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    Awesome performance tonight
    No getting away from it
     
  4. SeattleFightFan Steel Belt

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    I'm actually trying to come up with someone who has improved more in their career after TUF. I used to say Matt Brown. She has improved more.

    Those several years outside the UFC, she finally got everything to click.
     
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    Shes been fighting pro since 2003 and has 40 fights. Quite the career.
     
  6. blaseblah Steel Belt

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    She is the epitome of an unathletic person who has trained their ass off and maximized their skill level to compete with and beat extremely superior athletes. It's very impressive.
     
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    Women. lol
     
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    Was a little teary-eyed. Reminded me of Rocky Balboa (Rocky 6) When Mason "the line" Dixon broke his hand and Balboa suddenly had a chance.

    I love underdogs.
     
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    Future Hall of Famer.

    I'm not joking. One of the real trailblazers of WMMA and amazing shes just getting better as she heads towards her 40's
     
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    Roxy was beating her up long before she fucked her knee
     
  11. Strategery Purple Belt

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    Wait, WMMA + Roxanne = respect?
     
  12. Asshurt Orange Belt

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    True, but I still thought she'd struggle in the next rounds.
     
  13. Fluffernutter Silver Belt

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    Title fight.

    Market the sh*t out of the fight as a Rocky story.

    ESPN.
     
  14. karatefoo they trained me wrong, as a joke!

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    I was always convinced that her tenure in Japan was holding her back and that she would have a better opportunity in the USA for training mma. She had limited training in Japan and there is a bigger talent pool and resources in the USA. She keeps improving over time. I will always root for her because she shows heart.

    I bet if she had returned to training in the US earlier she would have an even better record.
     
  15. AlzheimersAluminum Blue Belt

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    Thank you for this thread. I see such bile towards her on these forums. She absolutely deserves respect.
     
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    i had the chance to meet her at the ADCC in Long Beach in 2006..
    I like that she is qwirky.. She's one of the nicest people too.
    Spent two years in Japan and speaks fluent Japanese.
    Impressive career.
     
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    I've always given her respect, I was one of few people who said she had a decent chance against Antonina and thought it would be a 50/50 fight.
    https://forums.sherdog.com/threads/...-discussion-26.3890217/page-20#post-149005551

    Indeed. Can you believe that she didn't do strength & conditioning training until after her fights on TUF? It's only in the last 2-3 years or so that she actually had proper structured training in an MMA gym instead of running all over the place trying to train herself.
     
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    lady ferguson
     
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    Are there 10 female BWs on the roster?
     

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