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Ronda: The right person at the right time in the right place

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by actjac, Aug 3, 2015.

  1. actjac Down goes Frazuh...down goes Frazuh

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    She is a great athlete and good for women's MMA but the low numbers and quality level of competition has made her a monster figure that men could not have achieved.
     
  2. essie kay hansen's pink scrunchie Platinum Member

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    This is a fresh point and I'm glad you decided to share it.
     
  3. Internet Fairy Yellow Belt

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    Moose ftw!
     
  4. Mike01010101a Brown Belt

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    Yes. Right you are. When she did her base sport (judo) she got mostly bronze and silver medals. Everything is relative. Judo is a strong, old sport with strong competitors while woman MMA is a small, new and marginal sport.
     
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    Yeah I love Ronda too
     
  6. ForbiddenSun The VP Platinum Member

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    You just described pretty much every uber successful person to ever live - right person, right time, right place
     
  7. Emjay And again and again and again and ag.. zzzzzzzz

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    I like threads where the OP should be just a P in another thread
     
  8. CerebralKnievel Gold Belt

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    And some wrestlers have better applied strength in MMA fights than other, more decorated competitors. If your assumption is that whomever beat her in the Olympics would simply be a better MMA fighter...... Herp derp.
     
  9. MP15 Blue Belt

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    Mike Tyson was the male Ronda Rousey.
     
  10. actjac Down goes Frazuh...down goes Frazuh

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    The Tipping Point and Outliers both by Malcolm Gladwell

    Examples:
    The Beatles
    Jose Flom
    Christopher Langan
    J. Robert Oppenheimer
    Bill Gates
    Steve Ballmer
    Paul Allen
    Steve Jobs
     
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    It`s obviously not understood by everyone, considering how people are still angry when others say Ronda isn`t that great.
     
  12. actjac Down goes Frazuh...down goes Frazuh

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    No....Tyson had stronger competition in front of him
     
  13. actjac Down goes Frazuh...down goes Frazuh

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    I only come to this UFC forum every few weeks and given the fact of her weekend fight and yet another blowout my comment is timely.
     
  14. LouisBolanos Popcorn tastes good

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    Duh, Bill Gates was the right person at the right time. Issac Newton was the right person at the right time. Every success story in the history of mankind involves talent, luck and circumstances.
     
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    I'm sure that has more to do with the people desperate to write off any and everything Ronda does. There's a discussion to be had about her greatness but to outright say she isn't that great is just being controversial and silly for the sake of it. I think a lot of you are just trolling though so whatever.
     
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    You forgot Jesus Christ

    tbh didn't really get the fascination with Outliers. Maybe if the book was called "excellors". For instance, he starts the book talking about how most hockey players are typically the oldest, most mature kids in their age group. No shit, the best athletes in my class were also the oldest most mature kids in our age group. I'm not sure that makes them outliers.

    He also goes into great detail about how some "outliers" such as the Beatles and Bill Gates worked their asses off. In a broad sense they are outliers, but really they just worked harder than everyone else, and were afforded opportunities others didn't or couldn't have.
     
  17. 2GunTommy Banned Banned

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    If we are comparing her to the skill level of fighters that we are used to seeing, she is absolutely average. Nothing more. Her striking is sub par and if a male fighter had such average striking he would never be champ or even get a title shot. If we are only talking WMMA, then yeah shes light years ahead of anyone they will let her fight. But is that really saying much ?
     
  18. actjac Down goes Frazuh...down goes Frazuh

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    She is very good at judo and arm bars but I don't see anything else exceptional.....as long as it works for her versus limited competition then more power to her....market her brand and bank the money.


    She should probably go out like Mayweather with her 0 intact and rather make the rest of her career in movies and appearances.
     
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    Saying that she is not as great as how media people pretend she is, is just trolling? Wow ok.
     
  20. jx820 Silver Belt

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    Jon Jones was a young extremely capable athlete at a time when LHW had a lot of aging and deteriorating ex-champs.

    Chuck was the a great mix of KO striking and TDD at a time when TUF boosted the UFC's profile and half of the divisions talent was in Pride.

    You could do this all day for any success story.
     

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