When Holly Holm knocked out Ronda Rousey at UFC 193, the MMA community immediately began blaming many things for Rousey’s loss.
While referee Herb Dean stated that Rousey looked a bit out of shape, announcer Bruce Buffer chalks the loss up to a busy schedule that didn’t allow Rousey to train properly.
He spoke to TMZ:
“Ronda fought three times this year, if I’m not mistaken, made two movies, booked for two more, did more publicity in the last four or five months since her book was released — which is still number one on the charts — than most major movie stars releasing motion pictures. This girl didn’t have a full plate, this girl had a full table. I think it would affect anybody because you are not focusing on the job at hand as much as you would if that’s all you had to focus on. She, again, is an amazing talent so I don’t question her, I support her and I think she is going to come back like an incredible beast. I’m sure that if Ronda could take time off, go to the gym and train for three months for a fight with Holly Holm with absolutely no distractions, I don’t even want to imagine the Ronda Rousey we’re going to see come out. Again, we are talking top of the food chain, Olympic, amazing athlete.”
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