Today In MMA – Ronda Rousey Meisha Tate

0 for 3 …… keep that in mind.  We’ll get back to that in just a few minutes.  But first, these few snippets and tidbits.  Bellator MMA is widely considered by most that have a rooting interest, both casual and hardcore, to be the #2 promotion worldwide, when it comes to MMA.  They have legitimate world class athletes on their roster.  Several UFC stars have migrated to Bellator. The likes of Rory MacDonald, Roy Nelson recently, Lorenz Larkin, Benson Henderson, Phil Davis and the defending Light Heavyweight Champion for Bellator, Ryan Bader.  These are just some of the names.  Their Bellator results have been a mixed bag but they add proven credibility.  Another name to add to the heap, now, is Quinton “Rampage” Jackson.  Though he’s fought several fights with the Bellator promotion, going 4-0, it’s what he’s done prior to his Bellator career that bolsters the promotions appeal to fight fans.  A combined 20-10 with Pride and UFC, 37-12 overall, his name and persona draw people to watch him.  His PPV bouts with the UFC have averaged better than 465K buys.  If he could bring in just 1/3 that number, it would beat Bellator NYC, which was estimated to have 130 ppv buys.  The multi-fight contract just signed, is perfect timing for Bellator, having come off of recent successful events beginning with the Madison Square Garden event for Bellator 180 and the latest being Bellator 186 State College, PA.  Scott Coker said recently that he’d like to return to New York City in early 2018 for another ppv event.  Keep one eye open and turned his way.  Off to snippets we go. Ronda Rousey Miesha Tate

  • So, I was saying before …. 0 for 3.  Who wants to go 0 for 3? Ronda Rousey Miesha Tate.  I’ll say it again.  Ronda Rousey Miesha Tate.  We know what happened most recently for Ronda Rousey.  We’re aware of what’s happened to Miesha Tate recently, as well.  Both fighters have lost their last 2 fights.  Rousey Tate has occurred twice.  Ronda Rousey won both times.  Miesha Tate lost both by an armbar submission.  Tate answered questions posted by fans during her recent AMA on Reddit.  “The animosity is very real. It’s just not at the forefront of my life anymore. If we fought a 3rd time, I know I would win.”  Conor McGregor is always a sure bet for ppv buys.  No doubt that Ronda Rousey Miesha Tate 3 would be high on that list.  But which one of these 2 could better handle going 0 for 3?  I’d surely like to discuss that at length for the lead up to a fight.  Here’s hoping for Ronda Rousey Miesha Tate 3.

Ronda Rousey Miesha Tate

 

  • We mentioned up top that Rampage has the multi-fight contract with Bellator.  They are without a heavyweight champion.  Scott Coker wants another ppv event in early 2018 at Madison Square Garden.  Rampage on the card, a shot for the title and inside one of the most famous sports venues in the world.  There was a whisper heard inside Bryce Jordan Center at Bellator 186.  Just sayin’.

  • Colby Covington does not mince words.  Ranked #3 in the Welterweight division and boisterously voicing his opinion as next in line for a title shot with Tyron Woodley Covington has taken to social media for all to see.  Woodley has a way of making his opponents fight cautiously, and for good reason.  Colby pressures and takes the fight to his opposition.  What would give if this fight were to happen?  Enquiring minds want to know. Covington can keep you up-to-date, though, on where he stands with Woodley Covington for the title.

  • UFC 217 had plenty of action, both anticipated and unexpected.  One such unexpected event was with Georges St-Pierre. No, not his return to victory and the title after 4 years away from the UFC octagon.  GSP suffered an injury to his neck early in the 1st round while putting his opponent, Michael Bisping, in full guard.  An elbow from the bottom from Bisping landed to the back of GSP’s neck, instantly causing pain and limiting his technique from the top mount position.  St-Pierre was taken to the hospital after the fight.  The prognosis on his injury is unknow at this time, but Georges St-Pierre made a comment regarding a time line for Dana White and the UFC.  “[UFC President] Dana White is going to talk with my agent. They’re going to figure it out and we’ll see after I come back from vacation,” St-Pierre told MMAjunkie. “We’ll see what I want to do and where my head is.”  We’ve waited 4 years for the return of “Rush”.  Just a little more, please. Georges St-Pierre

Georges St-Pierre

We’ve been down this road before.  We can wait for “another” return.  Who knows ….. maybe we will see Ronda Rousey Miesha Tate.  I’m ok with someone going 0 for 3.

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