Why are 90% of Shertards always bashing Holm and being so blind to her skill set?

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  1. Melas Chasma

    Melas Chasma Red Belt

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    Is it because:

    a) They hate Ronda and her hype so much, that whenever they think her opponent "has a zero chance" they release their frustration also towards that opponent who has done nothing to deserve that hate.

    b) Their average IQ is so low they think not having X amount of ranked wins/being unproven = bad fighter.

    c) They havent really payed any attention at all to Holm`s skill set, so they are just crying in chorus how she is going to lose in 30 seconds despite everything in Holm`s and Jackson/Winkeljohn`s approach to a fight game indicates otherwise. They also havent noticed how strong and athletic she is, how good defensive wrestling she has etc.

    d) All above?
     
  2. Arkain2K

    Arkain2K Si vis pacem, para bellum

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    Classic overcompensation for past idiotic actions.

    Many of her biggest critics now are the same guys who used to claim that the UFC "protects Rousey" from her.
     
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    Ube Bibingka Belt

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    You dumb son of a bitch.
     
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    JKS 77+&--#rT....

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    D. All of the above

    You can add there are actual fans of Ronda as well. But you're dealing with mma fans, what do you expect?
     
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    Cat Biscuits Brown Belt

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    People believed the hype around Rousey and didnt see any faults in her. This goes to show that most of you can't think for yourselves. Props to all the people who saw the weaknesses that Holm could and did exploit in their fight. Rousey's striking is amateur level and if she didnt get the sub, she wasn't going to win.

    It's just too bad that Holly didnt look great coming into the fight with her previous wins, but she stepped up and performed perfectly with a great strategy.
     
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    joeyjoejoe Silver Belt

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    It's what haters do.
     
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    I personally had a hint that if Ronda chooses to trade strikes, it'll be a fatal mistake. But I brushed that notion off because I didn't think she was ignorant enough to go through with it. After the first couple of minutes of getting her face lit up, her corner even suggested defending that left and not initiate her judo/bjj - pretty mindblowing.
     
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    Because people here can't form opinions of their own, they can only be told who is the best. People bashing Jack Slack for actual analysis of fighters with their skills and styles, what do you expect?

    Sherdog is more MMAth than it is about thoughtful analysis.
     
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    But now there's a worse version of "90% of Sherdog" running a muck.
     
  10. RoryMacdonald

    RoryMacdonald Purple Belt

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    Ronda's last 4 fights have lasted like 2 minutes. Things won't change.
     
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    This guy takes the cake though.
     
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    MuddyFugger Black Belt

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    this is one of the most anti-wmma places on the interwebs...


    the irony
     
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    Jermei Steel Belt Platinum Member

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    lol... amok, not a muck.
     
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    Most people don't know shit about MMA.

    Most people don't know shit about Boxing.
     
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    Holm has more of a chance than Correia, but that's only because Correia literally had no path to victory outside of a Rousey self-injury/heart attack/lightning strike

    Only path for Holm is a TKO/KO with a head kick and punches or something

    And it's still very, very, very, insanely unlikely
     
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  18. MrDoctor

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    It could also be that people just aren't familiar with Holm. I had to go back and look up her fights before getting into the ufc. So they see the few anticlimactic fights she's had in the ufc and see how Ronda is clearly dominating and assume she has no chance.
     
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    Gets fight analysis from Good Morning America
     
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  21. Arkain2K

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    ...and now they're back to claming to being Holmies all along. :cool:
     
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    I think people soured on Holm after her last two fights. I thought she looked a bit tentative, but she looked like a lady practicing fighting at range, which is sort of the idea against Rousey. I'm not even sure if she got hit in her last fight.
     
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    I want her to win, but I find it hard to fathom that anybody who had trouble with Racks Pennington offers Rousey anything at all.
     
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    90% of them have never been in a real fight and have no idea what they are watching.
     
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    For me it has to do with my low IQ, so I'll go with b. But I can't speak for the rest of Sherdog.
     
  26. Paradigm

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    Pennington was able to clinch with and strike with Holm (though not as cleanly in the striking). Ronda will take Holm's arm if that fight is any indication.

    only seen her two fights in the UFC and the head kick gif. im guessing she looked better before but who hasnt with lesser competition? if she's better than what she's shown in the two UFC fights, she better pull it out against Ronda or she'll be another victim.

    so Holm was impressive in her two UFC fights in your opinion?
     
  27. LayonJesus

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    Well considering you didnt mention her boxing record you might fit in with 90% of sherdog.

    Way to go idiot.

    Keep reading fight finder and not watching anything outside of the UFC.
     
  28. BenRichards

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    if there was a skill set that was designed to best ronda it might be holm's. problem is skill level & athletecism of ronda is still vastly superior to holly. she has a chance and imo more so than most of ronda's opponents thus far but it's still slim. she can try to catch ronda early with something clean when rousey rushes in to clinch or try to circle and outpoint for five rounds. either option seems rather like a rather small chance of happening
     
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    This is my feeling on Holm watching her two fights in the UFC, she offers nothing for Ronda. No way does she keep Ronda from rushing in and clinching and throwing her. Her only chance is if Ronda wants to prove a point by standing with her, but Holm has looked weak and predictable with her striking. Ronda could very well look to outbox and KO her.
     
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    I'm surprised that an OP full of insults hasn't gotten the expected firestorm of negative reactions.
     
  31. Stan

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    Maybe it's because Holm has 0 power in her punches and if you can't throw any punches with KO power Rousey will steamroll you in less than 2 minutes. In Holm's professional boxing career of 38 fights she only had a total of 9TKO's, not impressive by any standards.:rolleyes:
     

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