After beating Bethe Correia last night with an impressive 34 second KO, Ronda Rousey has solidified herself as one of the best mixed martial artists in the world. Twelve opponents have entered the octagon against Rousey, and twelve opponents have exited the octagon with a loss on their record. Rousey is just on a different level right now. Mentally and physically, Ronda is head and shoulders above the competition. Few people on this earth know what it is like to be a champion, and even fewer know how to even begin to come one. Ronda Rousey was born to be a champion, and she has proven this each and every single time that she enters the cage. Since starting out as a pure grappler (due to her judo background), Rousey has blossomed into a pure fighter, and has developed lighting fast hands in recent years. One would tend to think that Rousey has reached the pinnacle of her fighting career, but that is not the case. Rousey has only begun to enter the prime of her career, and she will only continue to get better each time she steps into the octagon.
Who’s next for Ronda Rousey? Most people would say Cyborg, but if that fight ends up happening, Rousey will most likely dispose of her rather quickly. Right now is an exciting time for Rousey, and a really bad time for her opponents. Rousey’s dominance is equal to a young Mike Tyson: fast, powerful, and focused beyond belief. It will take a special athlete to dethrone Ronda from the throne, and if that day ever comes–it will truly be a memorable moment. But for the time being, Rousey is atop the MMA world, and we should all enjoy watching her dominate the women’s bantamweight division. With her mental toughness and physical prowess, Ronda Rousey will continue to thrive and improve upon her skill set for years to come, and that is bad news for her upcoming opponents.