Fourteen seconds is not enough Rousey to get roused up about.
UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey expected a battle against Cat Zingano on Saturday night. But it turns out the fight was all in Rousey’s unequaled preparation–once the match got underway it was over. Not really an exaggeration there: Rousey finished off Zingano in 14 seconds (armbar).
Echoes of 1980s Mike Tyson were evident, and UFC chief Dana White afterward called Rousey “a female version of Mike Tyson.” Rousey won a $50,000 performance bonus for her quick work, setting records for a female MMA headliner. Pay-per-view was strong and White said tickets at the arena brought in nearly $3 million. But to keep the cash coming in, White may need to pay Rousey–who has no real competition–to keep the fights alive longer. 14 seconds is not enough Rousey to get roused up about.