For those who like long UFC fights, Ronda Rousey generally isn’t your girl. Of her 15 MMA wins, both professional and amateur, only three have lasted longer than a minute. Six ended in less than 30 seconds. But according to the undefeated bantamweight champion, her November bout against Holly Holm is going to be different. It’s going to be “much longer.”
“This one’s going to be a much longer fight because [Holm’s] a 19-time world boxing champion with 100 percent takedown defense and head-kick knockouts,” Rousey said Tuesday on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”
“She’s undefeated and an amazing athlete, and definitely the biggest threat to me, especially on paper and stylistically,” she added. “She’s the type of fighter you have to be very, very patient with. I feel like she’s going to try to, like, keep distance and keep far away from me and get me frustrated until the point I 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.”
Rousey concedes that she thinks Holm’s a “nice chick,” and that she has nothing personal against her, unlike her last opponent Bethe Correia, but “she’s a nice chick who’s gonna lose.”
The two are set to face off at UFC 193 in Melbourne, Australia, on Nov. 14.
(H/t: MMA Junkie)