I lost $19.93 this weekend because Ronda Rousey lost. Which I am ok with. I don’t know if you had a chance to watch the fight and people will be will picking that fight apart until Rousey gets back in the ring, but even I, the non sports expert can say she was just outfaught.
Until. I read this article. And then my mind was blown.
But first. Here is the fight. Just in case you missed it.
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Did Ronda Rousey Get Her Ass Kicked Because Of The Madden Curse?
Seemingly life WAS perfect for Ronda Rousey. She was widely regarded as the most dominant female athlete in the world and for good reason since she was 12-0 and she easily disposed of all of her opponents in commanding fashion. On Friday, it was revealed that Rousey would be on the cover for EA Sports UFC 2 video game. “EA Sports is a cultural barometer to know what’s going on in sports at the moment,” said Rousey. “As a gamer myself, it’s pretty surreal to be on the cover of the game and to have a woman on the cover of a UFC game shows a lot of progress. I’m really happy to be involved with it.”
However, a mere 24 hours later Rousey’s perfect existence came crashing down thanks to a devastating Holly Holm kick. Rousey was embarrassed by Holm and was knocked out in the second round of UFC 193.
Some would say that they that the infamous Madden Curse is spreading to other Electronic Arts sports games. The eerie coincidences of NFL players appearing on the cover of Madden and then suffering horrific injuries or completely losing their skills and going down the shitter has been well documented.
1999 – Garrison Heart – Broke his ankle and was out for two seasons.
2000 – Barry Sanders – Abruptly retired before training camp.
2002 – Daunte Culpepper – Threw 23 interceptions as Vikings went 5-11. Blew out both knees in 2005 and 2006.
2004 – Michael Vick – Five days after Madden NFL 2004 was released, Vick fractured right fibula. Things got doggone worse from there.
2006 – Donovan McNabb – Tore ACL and meniscus.
2008 – Vince Young – The following year he lost his starting job.
2012 – Peyton Hillis – Remember that guy?
The EA Curse strikes again!
Here is the trailer for the game. If you are into that sort of thing.
ANOTHER theory that is floating around the good ol interweb is that Rousey predicted she would lose the fight on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Rousey explained why Holm was a dangerous opponent for her despite being listed as a nearly a 20-to-1 underdog.
She said, “She’s the type of fighter you have to be very, very patient with,” Rousey said. “I feel like she’s going to try to like keep distance and keep far away from me and get me frustrated to the point I’ll make a mistake and she can try to kick me in the head. But it’s not going to go like that. Not the way she wants.”
I don’t know what to believe anymore. But Rousey posted on her instagram account. “I just wanted to thank everyone for the love and support,” Rousey wrote in a short statement posted on Instagram on Sunday evening. “I appreciate the concerns about my health, but I’m fine. As I mentioned before I am going to take a little bit of time, but I’ll be back.”
AND THEN. The icing on the cake is, Even before Holm took her down, Rousey said she planned to “disappear” for a bit until UFC 200 in July 2016. With a heated rematch all but certain, we’re already marking our calendars for what’s sure to be one of the biggest fights of the year.
Live Long And Prosper.