Her loss to Holly Holm at UFC 193 yesterday via a brutal kick to the neck 59 seconds into the second round of the fight was a surprise. Many expected "Rowdy" to come out with a seventh successful title defense and keep her unblemished record.
Instead, this happened:
GIF via Uproxx.com
While most (including us, admittedly) predicted the 13th straight win for the former UFC women's bantamweight champion, Rousey herself may have (unknowingly) predicted her own defeat at the hands of Holm, a boxer-mixed martial artist.
Back in early October, during an interview in The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Rousey was asked to describe Holm. She then proceeded to discuss how her 34-year-old opponent might give her trouble, saying:
"I feel like she’s going to try and like keep distance, and keep far away from me, and get me frustrated, and to a point that I’ll make a mistake and she can try and kick me in the head. But it’s not going to go like that…"
Hey, isn't that exactly what happened (except for the part about her not losing)?
Here's the video of the interview:
Man, things really have a weird way of turning out sometimes.