UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is often compared to former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson. When Tyson visits Rousey’s gym to watch her train, he notices something special….
Ronda Rousey is considered the most dominant athlete in combat sports right now. She is undefeated at 12-0, is the UFC women’s bantamweight champion, and has finished her last four opponents in 1:04 or less.
She defeated Cat Zingano in 14 seconds at UFC 184, and instantly ‘Rowdy’ began drawing comparisons to the former boxing champion Mike Tyson. The heavyweight known as ‘Iron’ Mike is considered the greatest power puncher to ever grace the sport.
Tyson’s rise to prominence in the 1980’s made him feared worldwide, as he put away Larry Holmes, Trevor Berbick, Frank Bruno and countless others in terrifying displays of pure and brutal violence.
Much of the recent MMA-Boxing related news has been surrounding Floyd Mayweather’s beef with Ronda Rousey, but it’s cool to see that there is other stuff going on in that genre. The topic of Rousey crosses paths with Tyson as he made a visit to the champion’s gym in Glendale, Arizona.
As Rousey works the pads and bag in front of Tyson and UFC president Dana White, the boxing legend notices something special in the style of Rousey. Who knows, maybe one day Tyson will coach Rousey’s boxing should he ever choose that line of work.
For now, watch the video of Mike Tyson being touched by Ronda Rousey’s skills..