One of the 10,000+ people packing the seats last night at UFC 143: Diaz vs. Condit was unbeaten Strikeforce bantamweight Ronda Rousey, a vicious grappler with a tendency to share her opinion on subjects regardless of how the public may react to them. Her honesty and sharp tongue have endeared her to many fans and ostracized her from others, both factors playing into the 25-year old’s surging popularity as the new face of women’s MMA and immediate title-contender despite only having four professional fights under her belt.
As might be expected, Rousey had an opinion on the result in last night’s main event where she, like many, felt the judges took a lead from this weekend’s Super Bowl and “fumbled the ball” as it were.
“If I wanted to see a man run for 25 minutes I’d go to a track meet,” wrote the riled up Rousey on her Twitter account. “Diaz is the real champ, what a bullsh*t fight.”
Octagon control should count for way more than it does,” she continued in a later post. The judges shouldn’t encourage point fighters.”
In terms of how she scored things, Rousey explained she had the first, second, and fifth round for Diaz and felt there was a fairly convincing case for all in comparison to that for Condit taking any of the frames.
Needless to say Rousey will no doubt be more motivated than ever to finish Strikeforce 135-pound champion Miesha Tate when the two face off on March 3 in Columbus, Ohio on a stacked Strikeforce card.
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