Posts Tagged ‘Invicta’

Why in the world am I hearing about Ronda Rousey’s Feud with Arianny Celeste?

February 25, 2014

I truly cannot think of a single thing relating to MMA that I could care less about, and unfortunately, it speaks to the fact that there is simply not much to talk about in Women’s MMA beyond Ronda Rousey. 

Have any of us seriously gone into a match featuring Ronda with any real doubt about the outcome? The biggest shock thus far was the fact that she TKO’d McMann rather than finishing her with yet another armbar.  (which Joe Rogan repeatedly informed viewers might be the best in MMA, just like her Judo.) Before the fight, my brother asked me if I could see anything besides the armbar ending the fight, and my answer was simply no.

So at this point, Dana White’s original concern that Women’s MMA would not be able to sustain itself seems to be truly valid. Ronda is truly the only topic worth talking about. With Cat Zingano out, Alexis Davis seems to be Ronda’s likely next opponent following her victory over Jessica Eye. Is that outcome in doubt for any of you? I didn’t think so.

Until another fighter comes along (Be it Cyborg or someone else. Dana has expressed skepticism about Cyborg being able to make 135.) that can truly give Rousey a real fight, Ronda’s bad attitude and feud with a ring girl have to be the stories driving the sport. And that is not a good thing.

And while I have heard good things about Invicta FC (the all women’s organization thrust into the spotlight with the Fallon Fox issue), it has not warranted a watch from me to this point.

Hopefully the forthcoming strawweight division in the UFC will provide a bit more drama.