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Rousey solutions which is harder: MMA or professional wrestling?

Rousey solutions which is harder: MMA or professional wrestling?

Ronda Rousey’s affect on the world of MMA can’t be undersold. The previous bantamweight champion ushered the game to new ranges of notability and notoriety, making her MMA’s first true cross-over star.

She did this off the again of a dominant spell between 2011 and 2016 the place she racked up a 12-0 document. That document was all finishes, with a lot of them coming in lower than a minute of motion.

Rousey’s document, and mystique, was undone by Holly Holm at UFC 193 in 2015. There ‘Rowdy’ suffered a devastating KO. After a year-long hiatus Rousey returned to face Amanda Nunes for the bantamweight title. She was TKO’d in lower than a minute.

After this Rousey left the cage and determined to provide professional wrestling a attempt. In 2017 she signed a full-time contract with the WWE.

Since then she’s had over 50 matches with the WWE and has received the Uncooked Girls’s Championship, Girls’s Royal Rumble and SmackDown Girls’s Championship.

She not too long ago appeared on The Kurt Angle show to debate her profession. When host, former WWE star and Olympic gold medalist Kurt Angle, requested her which was harder, MMA or professional wrestling, she had an fascinating reply.

In keeping with Rousey, the ‘realism’ of MMA is what’s going to all the time make {that a} harder exercise in her thoughts.

“The realism to me is like that excessive anxiousness,” she revealed (ht MMA News). “And I keep in mind main as much as the Bethe Correia battle I used to be like, each single time I’m going right into a battle I’m like Why do I do that? Why do I do that to myself? This is absolutely the worst, I hate it.

“After which like, afterwards, I used to be, you realize, giving all people excessive fives all the best way out. That is Rocky 4 man!

“That these highs and lows and this, you realize, peaks and valleys and the loopy anxiousness with an enormous payoff or you realize, the massive not payoff is what actually makes it actual for me, not like accidents and stuff like that. I don’t understand how I received down that path.”

Rousey went on to say that’s was “far more tough doing precise competitors than staged competitors.” Although, she made it clear that she “completely loves” the staged facet of pro-wrestling.

“We get to do all the enjoyable elements of like, what’s the good means this battle may presumably go? Like I keep in mind all the time considering to myself that I needed to do a Sode Tsurikomi Goshi, which is a throw that I didn’t do on a regular basis in MMA. Now consider all of the totally different ways in which I’d get to do it, and it simply by no means got here up, you realize.

“However like in wrestling, I get to do it on a regular basis. I get to do all of the matches that like yeah, you realize what I imply? You may make the battle as entertaining as attainable. As a substitute of like, what? It simply ends. And enjoyable.

“Why is it unhealthy to say it’s like enjoyable? If folks ask like, simple I’m like, yeah, it’s bodily tough. However everybody’s working collectively to ensure it really works out. It’s not like all people is conspiring towards you to cease you from reaching your purpose, you realize, in that second.”

At 35 and with a profitable profession in wrestling and performing it appears unlikely that Rousey will ever return to the combating cage. Although, she did not too long ago trace {that a} bout with fellow fighter turned performer Gina Carano might entice her back into a real fight.

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