Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey fell in to a hole last year. Following her dominant 12-fight run as a professional, ‘Rowdy’ was drawing comparisons to sporting legends.
In terms of popularity, Rousey was as big as it gets. Since that time Conor McGregor has gone on to capture equal if not more attention in the mainstream. Leading up to UFC 193 ‘Rowdy’ literally had millions spent on promoting her.
Best Laid Plans
As is often the case, best laid plans went to waste on November 13 last year. The UFC had poured money in to promoting their biggest star Ronda Rousey. When it came to fight night in Melbourne, Australia, the unexpected happened.
Holly Holm, the biggest underdog in UFC history, blew our minds at UFC 193. She absolutely dominated the previously undefeated Ronda Rousey. The end finally came in the second round by way of brutal head kick KO.
Then came a deep period of depression for Ronda Rousey. Many felt she’d bought in to the hype her employers had surrounded her with. Was Rowdy’ done? Images of seemingly massive amounts of weight gain flooded the internet.
Until we saw this new photo, posted less than 24 hours ago…