Ronda Rousey's once mega-hype is now non-existent

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  1. AusMMAfan

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    Only a week out and the mega-hype of Ronda Rousey appears non-existent.

    It really looks like the Holm defeat destroyed her aura.

    No amount of interviews on Ellen talking about knitting and dooms-day prepping is going to save the UFC from disappointing PPV buys.

    It also looks like we Shertards are talking more about Cyborg, Schaub, Werdum, Perry, Big Rig etc rather than anything Ronda related(except me).

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    WME must be really worried now as Conor is their only mega star at the moment.

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    https://www.google.com.au/trends/explore?q=/m/04gttgp
     
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  2. Leinster Rugby

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    If she wins then maybe she'll generate some new, and hopefully more refined/realistic hype for herself
     
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    phunky Standing above all others Double Yellow Card

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    name one boring ronda fight
     
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    Ronda has to face Holly IMO before she can regain any popularity like it was before. Conor faced his adversity and now hes at the top again, but i remember Conor's hype diminish FAST after UFC 196.
     
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    Oh yeah, thats next week I guess.
     
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    I feel Ronda and the UFC are taking a huge risk. They could´ve matched her against a top 10 girl to get back in the win before going straight to the Lioness, that way she could get the confidence back....

    If she loses again, and in embarrasing fashion, then Ronda is over.
     
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    melvinj0 Gold Belt

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    She could have recovered from the Holly loss if she handled it better.
     
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    If she wins and and then starts doing media again, the hype will all come back. Especially if Holm also wins and the rematch gets made.
     
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    This might be a smart PR tactic. Shes been mostly out of the public eye since her defeat that its creating a somewhat mysterious vibe around her. UFC is likely trying to create intrique around her seclusion. Does that make sense?
     
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    I'm looking forward to her return, but the excitement level for me, and in general, is nowhere near Conor level.

    However, if she wins...
     
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    Holly made this forum a better place
     
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    Ronda's streak prior to Holly:

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    It makes sense. It will especially make sense when we get 2 days out from the fight and we begin to think "dam, this is really happening. She's back. I gotta see what the hell happens."
     
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    wow...lol at your "graph", but fuck drowsey....im hoping she'll win so we can do this ass again in the future.
     
  15. AusMMAfan

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    True. The last few Conor and Ronda fights were very exciting but the hype isn't there. A week out Ronda and WME really needs to turn up the marketing.
     
  16. AusMMAfan

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    Not my "graph". It's from a small advertising company called Google based on google searches. In which has been be proven to be the most effective way of estimating PPV buys.
     
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    What's that have to do with anything? The thread isn't about if her fights are entertaining it's about people having no interest in her.
     
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    Well UFC will continue to push her massively. I saw advertisements on the London Underground of this fight so UFC are throwing a lot into this.
     
  20. Phisher

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    Her search numbers didn't spike until two days before UFC 193.

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    Here's the comparison between last week and the corresponding period before UFC 193.


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    General interest in Rousey does appear to be lower, but we won't know how much until next week.
     
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