Google+

Fate is Served in the UFC

 

Fate is Served in the UFC

by Amy Lignor

 

Well, it’s the truth once again: Fate can really come back to bite you. Especially in the sports world. And this weekend Fate decided to appear in Las Vegas.

 

There is another headline that will be booted about in the media. On Monday, the old Sheriff of Broncoland, the winning QB of the Super Bowl this year, will announce his retirement. Peyton Manning apparently believes that his last rodeo is over and is more than happy to fade away to do fun commercials in the pizza world. But there is a far more interesting headline to talk about.

 

Ronda Rousey, Holly Holm, UFC, Las Vegas, women's bantamweight belt, Miesha Tate

Ronda Rousey

Ronda Rousey was the queen. She was in movies, people loved her, and she was the best bet to be queen of the UFC for a good, long time. She talked loud…and then, she hit bottom. Like Rocky coming from the middle of nowhere and spoiling Apollo’s career, Rousey lost to Holly Holm in a fight that had everyone’s jaw hit the floor. She got sick. She almost took her own life. And Ronda was beyond frightened to fade into obscurity and just be remembered as the girl who spoke the loudest. Now…Fate has delivered her an interesting turn of events.

 

Rousey’s return to the sport had been forecasted for October/November of 2016; however, she is scheduled to be a part of the cast of two movies that have not been scheduled as of yet. Could she come back in July, instead? Should she? It certainly hurt her to lose. BUT, Holly Holm has now (very quickly) dropped out of her own queen bee role that she managed to snare from Rousey. So…what happens now?

 

For those who did not see it, Holly Holm lost that precious UFC title to Miesha Tate on Saturday night at UFC 196. (Something Rocky would never have done this quickly). It was Las Vegas and Holly Holm was more than certain – as was most everyone else – that she would easily retain her UFC women’s bantamweight belt in the championship bout on Saturday night. Miesha Tate, the one person who was not so certain Holm would easily slide through, took her strength, closed her mouth, and ended up scoring the most newsworthy finishes in mixed martial arts history.

 

Fifth round; final two minutes. Miesha landed a takedown with a rear-naked choke that was a vise-like grip. Holm certainly worked to show she deserved the championship she had – if only for a moment – and tried to shake her adversary away. Thing is, she wouldn’t stay awake to see her failure. Instead of tapping out and taking the loss, Holm continued to try and went into an unconscious state.

 

Tate secured the title, making this her fifth straight victory. When asked, the elated Miesha said: “I knew I had to finish the fight. I knew I had to be perfect in the fifth round.”

 

What she ended up doing in the fifth was what onlookers also saw her do in the final minute of the second round, achieving a rear-naked choke. Holm did have some shining light; she came out on fire to win the first round, and then went on to win the third and fourth. She even looked to be taking the fifth round to win the whole thing until Fate stepped in.

 

Tate is a former Strikeforce champion and should definitely be taken more seriously after this show put on at the MGM Grand. She was also, some say, the driving force that established women’s fighting even though the beloved Ronda Rousey actually got the credit. Tate’s second loss to Rousey came at UFC 168, but she was promised a title shot after defeating Jessica Eye last summer. Instead of seeing that promise fulfilled, Tate watched the UFC give Holm the shot at Rousey who scored a shocker and took her down with a knockout.

 

So Tate finds her satisfaction, taking down Holm who really wasn’t supposed to meet up with Rousey in the first place. And for Ronda? Well, the future looks interesting now instead of gray. When she found out that Tate had won, Ronda simply said: “Looks like I’ve got to get back to work.”

 

Tate will have a chance to payback Rousey for her two losses against her, and Holm will fade away as Rousey once again takes the stage and, most likely (thanks to an odd twist of Fate) thrills her fans.

Source:  Baret News

Entertainment

For movies opening August 18, 2017

  OPENING THIS WEEK Kam's Kapsules Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun by Kam Williams For movies opening August 18, 2017 BIG BUDGET FILMS The Hitman's Bodyguard (R for graphic violence and pervasive profanity) Unlikely-buddies comedy about an ace bodyguard (Ryan Reynolds) who grudgingly helps a notorious assassin (Samuel … [Read More its Good for You...]

Books

Book of Black Heroes

  Book of Black Heroes Political Leaders Past and Present by Gil L. Robertson, IV Foreword by Myrlie Evers-Williams Just Us Books Paperback, $12.95 80 pages ISBN: 978-1-933491-21-9 Book Review by Kam Williams “The first African-American political leaders began to serve following the Civil War...Known as Reconstruction, this period … [Read More its Good For You...]

Art

The Day After the Day Of

  The Day After the Day Of by Paul Ilechko   The sky sheds its tears. This morning is the morning of the day after. The day of mourning, the day after the day of.  I beseech the sky to shed tears in order to wash away the tears on my face.   This is the first day of the time after. This is the beginning of a new time, the … [Read More its Good for You...]

Real Estate

Real Estate: Refinancing Rates on the Rise in 2017

  Real Estate: Refinancing Rates on the Rise in 2017 by Amy Lignor   The term ‘meteoric rise’ usually applies to something fun. Think: A Hollywood actor who has been ‘discovered.’) Unfortunately, when it comes to this article, ‘meteoric rise’ is something that will not bring a smile to one’s face. To put it simply, if you wish to refinance … [Read More its Good for You...]

Lifestyle

The “King” Will Take Center Stage at the 2017 Wildlife Conservation Expo

  The “King” Will Take Center Stage at the 2017 Wildlife Conservation Expo by Amy Lignor   Each and every year the Wildlife Conservation Expo is held to address situations out there that are harming our world and its animal inhabitants. This time around, WCN’s annual Fall Wildlife Conservation Expo in October, will be focusing on … [Read More its Good for You...]

Outdoors

How Bassmaster Pro Edwin Evers Adjusts the Auto Settings on His Sonar

  How Bassmaster Pro Edwin Evers Adjusts the Auto Settings on His Sonar  by Edwin Evers When it comes to electronics, a question I get asked a lot is, “How do you customize your fish finder settings at the beginning of a day on the water?” The short answer is, “I don’t.”   You might think that a guy who makes his living with a … [Read More its Good for You...]

Sports

College Football Arriving Soon!

  College Football Arriving Soon! by Amy Lignor   Ask any college football fan and they will tell you that it seems like an eternity waiting for the season to begin. But, have no fear, the kick-off to the college season is almost here, with Colorado State and Oregon State hitting the field on Saturday, August 26th at 2:30 p.m. ET. On … [Read More its Good for You...]

Business

Book of Black Heroes

  Book of Black Heroes Political Leaders Past and Present by Gil L. Robertson, IV Foreword by Myrlie Evers-Williams Just Us Books Paperback, $12.95 80 pages ISBN: 978-1-933491-21-9 Book Review by Kam Williams “The first African-American political leaders began to serve following the Civil War...Known as Reconstruction, this period … [Read More its Good for You...]

Travel

Going Back in Time on the Ultimate Steamboat Vacation

  Going Back in Time on the Ultimate Steamboat Vacation by Amy Lignor   Many people love taking a cruise. But it is the river cruise on that glorious steamboat that not only offers all the benefits a big ocean liner offers, but also creates a more personalized, intimate vacation experience. It is a unique recipe: being able to witness … [Read More its Good for You...]