Nick Diaz attributes Ronda Rousey’s loss to a ‘simple mistake’

By BJPENN.COM News - November 15, 2015

The world of mixed martial arts could not believe their eyes on Saturday evening when they watched Ronda Rousey, one of the most dominant athletes to ever step foot in the octagon, suffer her first loss by way of a brutal knockout. Bookies tried to label Holm as one of the biggest underdogs in a championship match in recent memory and she made them pay for it!

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Rousey has seen a great deal of success while standing in the octagon and in training, so she chose to try and beat Holm at her own game. While Rousey did try to take the fight to the ground a couple of times for her bread-and-butter armbar, there is no doubt that Rousey did tried to rush a world-class striker while Holm forced the fight to stay standing by keeping her distance. It didn’t take long to see Holm’s striking was on a different level and it took all of two rounds for her to prove her superiority that night. She walked out of the octagon with the gold strapped around her waist and fighters were blowing up their social media accounts.

While most fighters were simply tweeting expletives in all caps, UFC middleweight Nick Diaz actually offered a reason as to why Rousey got knocked out:

Do you think if she came into the fight with a different gameplan, she would have left with the gold? Was it simply Holm’s night to shine? Who will get their hand raised in the rematch? Share your thoughts and make your predictions in the comment section below!

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