On Wednesday, we brought you a story of former UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar talking about his current boss WWE CEO Vince McMahon being a better promoter than his former boss UFC President Dana White. This was said on Tuesday when Lesnar made an appearance on SportsCenter as a part of WWE Summerslam Week with the popular show.
According to MMAfighting.com, Lesnar also talked about one fighter being more dominant than he had ever seen before. You know the saying “a man amongst boys”, correct? Well, Lesnar feels that same way about the undefeated UFC Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey and the UFC Women’s Division.
“I think she’s a super athlete in a weak division,” Lesnar said Tuesday on ESPN. “I really do. I think she is a man amongst women in the women’s division, and I take my hat off to her. She’s doing an excellent job at what she’s doing.
“I don’t know how she’s juggling everything — movies and this, that and the other thing, going to Brazil and kicking butt over there and doing all the stuff she’s doing. My hat’s off to you, Ronda.”
Rousey’s win over Bethe Correia at UFC 190 ended in thirty-four seconds and was her fourth straight fight to last sixty-seconds or less. Rousey has catapulted herself into stardom not just in the UFC, but in Hollywood as well as she has made appearances in Fast and Furious 7, The Expendables 3, and Entourage in the last year.
While there are new talents on the rise in the bantamweight division, Rousey’s next fight will likely be a third against Miesha Tate. It hasn’t gone well in the past for Tate as she has tapped out to Rousey twice in four years. Lesnar said that this is just another piece of evidence that proves his claims of the division being weak.
“I’m not taking any talent away from her at all,” Lesnar said. “But I think she’s a super beast, a super freak in the women’s division.”
I think Lesnar makes a good point about the division being weak because of Rousey’s dominance, but I think that also speaks to how White desperately needs to sign on more fighters.
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