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Ronda Rousey can’t wait to fight Holly Holm at ‘UFC 195,’ but Joe Rogan thinks she was the wrong choice! The UFC commentator dissed Holly on his ‘Fight Companion’ podcast and said the UFC’s women division suffers from a ‘lack of talent!’
Ronda Rousey surprised many when she announced recently that the opponent for her next fight would be Holly Holm. It was widely assumed that Miesha Tate had earned a third shot at the undefeated UFC women’s bantamweight champion after defeating Jessica Eye.
“Definitely my biggest challenge to date, so I’m super excited about it,” Rousey said of Holm. Count Joe Rogan among those not quite as excited.
The longtime MMA analyst took to his “Fight Companion” podcast Sunday to portray the 33-year-old Holm as not ready for the likes of Rousey. Rogan had a preferred opponent in mind, but it wasn’t Tate.
“I don’t agree with that fight,” Rogan said Sunday (via MMA Fighting). “That Holly Holm fight. I don’t think that’s smart.
“I would have gone with Amanda Nunes before Holly Holm. Amanda Nunes looked like a badass when she knocked out Sara McMann.
“That’s a more dangerous fighter — a more marketable fighter.”
The UFC commentator clearly didn’t hold back and he sure doesn’t agree with Ronda calling Holly her “biggest challenge to date.”
While Joe was pulling for Amanda Nunes to challenge Ronda, he said that the UFC doesn’t have enough fighters on Ronda’s level. “I just think, honestly, the real problem is that there’s a lack of talent,” he said. “The real problem with Ronda is that Ronda is like a Mike Tyson. She’s the elite of the elite. [Her competition?] No. They’re good. She’s great. They’re amongst the best.”
While the talent of others isn’t Rousey’s problem, it seems to be an increasingly prevalent theme. The debate over wether Rousey is simply an unrivaled athlete or fighting subpar talent will surely continue in the months leading up to her fight against Holm and won’t cease after either.