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January 9, 2017 Wrestling Observer Newsletter: Ronda Rousey loses potential final fight, NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 11 review


The legacy of Ronda Rousey, the woman who in many ways changed the course of MMA and combat sports and entertainment history, took another unique turn on 12/30.

In her return 13 months after suffering her first career loss, she was beaten in just 48 seconds when challenging bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes.

Nunes, the hardest puncher in the division, came out landing punches. Rousey showed no head movement or punch defense as she just took one punch after another to the head until the fight was stopped.

Rousey, who did no promotional work for the fight, then left the cage without doing an interview, and left the T Mobile Center doing no interviews. Dana White said that she wasn’t in as bad a shape mentally after the loss as she was after the loss to Holly Holm.

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