Wow. Horrible. 2 boring decisions > 2 finishes????

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by mmmjojo, Aug 21, 2015.

  1. mmmjojo

    mmmjojo Tapped in 1.3 secs

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2014
    Messages:
    2,955
    Likes Received:
    6,200
    I realize that neither woman would beat Rousey but seriously, how in the world did Holm get the shot over Nunes with those God awful perfomances? If this was a grunting contest, then Holm by a large margin. But nothing I've seen from Holm has impressed me up to this point. Yet Nunes just finished McMann and gets not love. And the to make things worse, Tate is getting the next shot after? I dont know who's getting treated worse, Nunes or Jacare.
     
  2. Try to see the beauty in Holm's fights. She did not look awful or anything. Thats just her style.

    When i see her fight i dont see awfulness. I see good footwork and proper technique and gameplanning. Very rare in WMMA.

    Pennington and Renaue were a bit afraid to move in because of Holms accuracy. Ronda will be aggressive. So it will be entertaining.

    Holm will tag her up.
     
  3. Skydome

    Skydome Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2012
    Messages:
    9,817
    Likes Received:
    198
    Dude, split decisioning a 5-5 fighter and beating a soccer mom is INCREDIBLE!
     
  4. BigMuffler

    BigMuffler Loli is love loli is life!

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2012
    Messages:
    27,169
    Likes Received:
    19,704
    I think it's because Holly Hype has a name and is getting old, and they have no confidence in her beating any of the top 5.
     
  5. trblesome1

    trblesome1 Silver Belt

    Joined:
    May 28, 2009
    Messages:
    10,717
    Likes Received:
    4,218
    Nunes needs to fight Tate then

    Don't forget Nunes was finished by Zingano not even a year ago and Nunes 2 opponents she just finished are a combined 2-6 in the UFC
     
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2015
  6. Torrid

    Torrid Cunning Linguist

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2008
    Messages:
    15,643
    Likes Received:
    3,718
    Location:
    Dallas, TX
    ish ish ish ish ish ish ish
     
  7. Malthian

    Malthian Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2015
    Messages:
    2,226
    Likes Received:
    4
    Maybe because one camp was pushing for the fight more than the other camp? And one fighter is more marketable than the other? And one is already old by MMA standards (33) and the other is young (27)?

    Nunes will only improve given more time. Holm isn't going to get that much better, especially if she's facing off with Rousey when she's 34 or 35.
     
  8. B-Man

    B-Man Black Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2005
    Messages:
    5,836
    Likes Received:
    829
    Location:
    The big smoke.
    They need to capitalise on Holm's hype before she takes a loss. This fight makes perfect sense to me.
     
  9. Ashenthorn

    Ashenthorn Black Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2010
    Messages:
    5,498
    Likes Received:
    923
    Location:
    Buffalo, NY
    Like it or not, Nunes getting finished by both Alexis Davis and Cat Zingano (two fighters that Ronda crushed in seconds) is relevant. I wouldn't have minded seeing Nunes get the fight, but it's not a huge injustice.
     
  10. 808nEffect

    808nEffect Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2013
    Messages:
    1,564
    Likes Received:
    1,557
    Location:
    Japan via Honolulu

    She was finished by Zingano. But it wouldnt really matter.. Ronda beats them all.
     
  11. mmmjojo

    mmmjojo Tapped in 1.3 secs

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2014
    Messages:
    2,955
    Likes Received:
    6,200

    Nunes had fought better competition by far. Holm has not fought NOT ONE top 10 opponent. You can try to justify all you want to like a good Dana druid but dont hold losses against her because she's actually stepped in there with the best.
     
  12. BenRichards

    BenRichards Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2015
    Messages:
    3,055
    Likes Received:
    2,506
    like mcmann, holm has better credentials outside of mma to sell to casuals. tbh, holm hasn't looked horrible but rather i just haven't seen anything dominant from her in the ufc. she actually seems to be fairly technically sound striker, which is rare in wmma.
     
  13. LilMountain

    LilMountain Section 20 Operative

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2005
    Messages:
    22,040
    Likes Received:
    8,698
    Location:
    New Joisey
    Davis was half a decade ago. Cat is relevant, but it's still her only loss in the last 5 and is made up for by finish McMann in a round. Holm hasn't faced anyone of the caliber of either of those two fighters

    Don't know who you're thinking of, but they haven't fought, much less a year ago
     
  14. Toco

    Toco Steel Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2014
    Messages:
    32,566
    Likes Received:
    37,704
    i dont even think she deserves more than miesha

    but oh well
     
  15. trblesome1

    trblesome1 Silver Belt

    Joined:
    May 28, 2009
    Messages:
    10,717
    Likes Received:
    4,218
    Cat Zingano

    Not sure why but I get those two names mixed up at times
     
  16. LilMountain

    LilMountain Section 20 Operative

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2005
    Messages:
    22,040
    Likes Received:
    8,698
    Location:
    New Joisey
    Ah, wasn't sure if that was the confusion or you were confusing Nunes for someone else Carmouche finished
     
  17. Voodoo Dahl

    Voodoo Dahl Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2014
    Messages:
    580
    Likes Received:
    185
    Location:
    Chattanooga, TN
  18. Voodoo Dahl

    Voodoo Dahl Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2014
    Messages:
    580
    Likes Received:
    185
    Location:
    Chattanooga, TN
    They are just trying to cash in on their rising star, imo.

    Tate presents an actual fight challenge. Holly Holm gives you more highlight reeel potential for RRR.
     
  19. Roop Holstry

    Roop Holstry Red Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2012
    Messages:
    8,659
    Likes Received:
    16,137
    Location:
    Flavortown, NJ
    Dude there was no beauty to her fights, that's laughable. And she pretty much whiffed the air on every kick and punch she threw, it was horrible. Making woman noises does not count as a landed strike.
     
  20. Col Kurtz

    Col Kurtz Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2013
    Messages:
    876
    Likes Received:
    92
    Nunes or Tate 3 wouldn't sell a shit. Business is business.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.