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LA Times Bill Plaschke blasts Ronda Rousey for deciding to fight Holly Holm

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    Sports columnist Bill Plaschke is not a fan of UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey fighting Holly Holm next. He says that Holm isn't ready for a title shot and accuses Rousey of ducking Miesha Tate and Cristiane "Cyborg" Justino. Plaschke is very disappointed here. What is your reaction?

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    They are pretty bad.
     
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    Stopped reading at "ducking Miesha Tate".

    I guess Ronda has to literally rip her arm off for a definitive victory against her.
     
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    Lost all credibility when he said Rousey is ducking Tate. How the fuck do you duck a fighter you absolutely dominated not once, but twice!?
     
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    how the fuck you duck a fighter youve beaten twice thoroughly? i mean, its up to the ufc to get cyborg in there, not r3.
     
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    -ronda beat meisha twice, and dana knows that ronda will retire soon and he needs meisha as a contender (getting beat 3rd time would destroy her career).

    -cyborg can't make 135 and it's not the champions responsibility to move up weight classes.

    -it's either dana throws ronda cans or she never fights.

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    I wish that Bill Plaschke did a follow up-video.
     
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    Tate already got armbarred twice and no division exists in the UFC to accommodate Cyborg unless she makes 135.

    Not sure what's so hard to understand.
     
  11. JudoThrowFiasco Charming Quark Platinum Member

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    She's finished Tate 2x already and Cyborg isn't even in the UFC....she's also the most Active champion on the roster, say what you want about Ronda but she doesn't duck.
     
  12. Arkain2K Si vis pacem, para bellum

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    Do you really though?
     
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    I wish there was someone else, but I'm in no rush to see her fight Tate for a 3rd time
     
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    Haha sounds to me like Bill just hates him some Meisha. Why the hell else would he want her to fight Ronda a third time.
     
  15. Arkain2K Si vis pacem, para bellum

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    It's official, Bill "Rousey ducking Tate" Plaschke must be a Shertard.

     
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    Rousey ducking Tate.

    Lulz.
     
  17. Thepaintbucket Silver Belt

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    She beat Tate twice, she isn't ducking her at all. This is a business move from the UFC and Ronda. Cyborg isn't in the UFC either.

    But I agree with him about not fighting Holly. Holly Holms won two lackluster fights in the UFC and is near the top 10. Holly should fight one other top 10 fighter before they give her a title shot.

    The UFC shouldn't allow Ronda to work her way down the rankings, it's embarrassing.
     
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    Some serious backtracking going on here.
     
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    I think he's calling it ducking in a sense that Tate is the only fighter that ever actually gave Ronda a fight, even brought her in to the 3rd round the last time they fought. Holm on the other hand is fully expected to get wrecked in round 1.

    It seems a little shady the UFC already announced Rousey vs. Tate III then magically make the change. Seems Ronda made that decision not the UFC.
     
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    I completely agree! Rhonda need to fight Cyborg! She is trying to hang on to her fame and she is a skilled fighter in a very talent depleted division and sport (WMMA). She needs to fight Cyborg!

    Sage NORTHCUTT would never duck a fight!

    #sagebless
     
  24. Arkain2K Si vis pacem, para bellum

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    Like I said, Bill Plashke has all the prerequisite traits to be a "2015 hardcore fan" on Sherdog.
     
  25. I WILL CUT YOU Calamity from the Heavens Platinum Member

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    Ducking a girl you've dominated twice

    Ducking a girl who fights in a different weight class, organization, and who has a title shot waiting if she only loses 10lbs



    Bill Plaschke would fit in with Diggem, Shaddows, and the other retarded Ronda haters here.





    Last Empress Bless
     
  26. Hans Gercmiov Titanium Belt

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    Dude has probably never heard of Holly before.
     
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    Never been a fan of Bill. He was way off on this one, as usual.
     
  28. The XL Black Belt

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    I doubt Ronda is ducking Miesha but the UFC seems to be protecting her for whatever reason.
     
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    But comes off as one of those movie critics who rips on a good movie just to be contrarian and get attention by standing out.

    The UFC went for the fight that would make them more money. Ronda doesn't pick the fights. And even if they give her some say behind the scenes, she isn't ducking someone she has beaten twice. And I think Tate has earned a rematch but Ronda definitely isn't scared. And until Cyborg makes weight that's a non-starter
     
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    damn you take that join date serious. I must have seen that "2015 hardcore fan" comment like 5 different times throughout threads today.
     
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    plaschke's rant makes him look like a whining crybaby. tate already had two fights against ronda and both were losses by armbar submission. this is a known fact. there's no need for a third fight to confirm what is already known.

    whether holm will do any better against ronda, it can be speculated until the fight happens. given those two options, let holm take a crack at ronda and see how the fight ends. as much as the betting odds favor ronda, i'll pay $60 to watch ronda vs holm instead of a third fight between ronda vs tate.
     
  32. skombolis Gold Belt

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    82 people agreed with him?
     
  33. Arkain2K Si vis pacem, para bellum

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    I can't wait to see who Bill Plaschke will say Holly Holm is ducking when they announce her first UFC title defense.

    Since "Rousey ducked Tate", the L.A Times might run a sports headline that say Holm will duck Jan Finney.
     
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    Holly Holm is a worse match up for Ronda than Tate imo so...
     
  35. thedevious Everyone Is On PEDs Except Me

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    Better question: Who is Bill Plaschke?
     
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    Is that the dude from that ESPN show with a lisp? How do you duck someone you finished twice?
     
  38. Crimson Glory Go Pack Go!

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    Why the hell does she have to fight Tate a third time?

    It's up to Cyborg to get down to 135, why is it Rousey's fault if she can't make the weight?

    This guy is a clown.
     
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    Is this guy a sports journalist who covers MMA? Based on that video he doesn't have any in-depth knowledge about fighting, he just went through some TMZ sh*t.
     
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    Neither woman will beat RR but honestly I'd give Tate more of a chance than Holm at this point.
     
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    She's definitely ducking cyborg as long as she possibly can, its downright blatant and obvious to anyone with an open mind. Keeps changing her excuses whenever cyborg complies with another one.

    However. The Holm thing isn't really her fault. It's definitely a home on the UFC's part, but Honda just fights who the give her.
     
  42. Zap It's clobberin' time.

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    Does he even watch MMA. Dude has no idea what hes talking about. He can't even pronounce Cyborgs name right.
     
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    There has never been anything to comply with other than 'make 135'. Can you show me when Cyborg complied?
     
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    Still true...
     
  46. The XL Black Belt

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    Holly Holm and Bethe Correia have zero top 10 wins. Zero. Miesha is on a 4 fight winning streak with 3 top 10 wins in that run and is currently ranked number one. If the idea of Miesha fighting her again is that big a deal, Amanda Nunes is the next logical choice.This fight here is a joke.
     
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    She just wanted another unbeaten fighter to make her look good.
     
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    I couldn't remember whether or not I posted this on Sherdog. Thanks.
     
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    LMAO what a fucking idiot!:D
     
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    Really? Yeah, she's ducking the zigano rematch, too.
     
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    I wanted him to do another video before the fight. :icon_lol:
     
  52. VinceArch Venom in the veins.

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    Shut it, Bill.
     
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    LOL at "ducking Mieshe Tate" and "Everyone wanted to see the 3rd Tate fight". Oh the haters.
     
  54. Arkain2K Si vis pacem, para bellum

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    As a Californian, I don't know how he still has a job with the Los Angeles Times, to be honest.

    Plaschke's shitty MMA articles, which all sounds like snippets of the stupidest forum posts being pieced together, makes Gareth A. Davies' works look like pulitzer materials.
     
  55. Gotta like all these old gray haired sports columnist from dying newspapers all of the sudden becoming experts on WMMA. Shut up and blather with the other idiots on ESPN about Lebron's new headband and the Patriots chef
     
  56. God_Emperor_Of_Mankind Let's Palaver! Platinum Member

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    Good on him for calling out this bullshit.
     
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    This guy has no clue what he is talking about, does he...
     
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    I agree, but not bc Ronda is afraid.
    I just don't think she wants to go through the 'drama' again & also it is her way to F Tate over
     

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