Returning after more than a year off at UFC 207, Ronda Rousey will be facing a lot of demons. Following the brutal KO loss against Holly Holm at UFC 193, many questioned if ‘Rowdy’ would ever come back.
Revealing she had suicidal thoughts after the Holm loss, Rousey went in to hiding for a few months. Emerging with numerous TV appearances, she at first refused to talk about fighting in the media, period. It wasn’t until this month that we learned about Rousey’s big comeback.
Rousey vs. Nunes
Aside from the question of Ronda Rousey even returning, there was the issue of her striking. Against Holly Holm, ‘Rowdy’ looked, lets face it, terrible in the stand up. Winging wild punches and with mixed up footwor, Rousey was dismantled, to be blunt.
Coming back against current champion Amanda Nunes will be a stern test, to say the least. Especially if Rousey displays the same mistakes she did against Holm, the former champion could be in for a rough night.
Latest Boxing Footage Below
Criticisms of her coach Edmond Tarverdyan, and frank analysis of her performance at UFC 193 has clearly stuck with Ronda Rousey. whether it was just nerves, or indeed bad coaching, it looks as though the former champ is fixing the holes in her game.
Far from the greatest striker in the division, but noticeably much more improved, this brand new footage shows more polished striking than the Rousey of old. Perhaps she will be better than ever in the big return?
Watch the video on the Youtube player below. New UFC 207 Boxing Footage of Ronda Rousey starts at 26 seconds:
Comparison To Old Footage
Looking back at Ronda Rousey’s boxing during her stint on TUF, and before UFC 190, there’s a huge difference. Look at the video below and you’ll see what we mean.
Although it has a humorous twist, the following video gets the point across pretty well: