Brazilian native, Amanda Nunes, defended her bantamweight title against challenger and former champion Ronda Rousey in knockout fashion. With an attacking style that left little room or time for Rousey to counter or defend, Nunes showed the UFC world what a courageous champion female fighter looks like; and it wasn't Covergirl pretty.
If ever a fighting fan was relieved to see a referee stop a fight quick, this was the bout. Nunes came out throwing haymakers and jabs that found their mark with precision, like heat seeking missiles. For some reason Rousey was standing up straight and not trying to bob or weave to avoid the punishing punches coming at her non-stop.
What was only 48 brutal seconds seemed like 5 minutes as you watched Rousey take the blows. After multiple Nunes missiles had landed bullseye, taking their toll on the face and function of Rousey, it was apparent what the outcome of this fight would be. It was only a matter of time.
Time; kind of reminds me of that Shawshank Redemption quote that Morgan Freeman's character delivered so wisely in the prison movie: "Geology is the study of pressure and time. That's all it takes really.......pressure........and time......That, and a big goddamn poster!"
I'm not much of a UFC fan, but I have to admit it was one of the most electrifying 48 seconds of sports action this year. And what a way to finish out the year that was 2016. Ronda Rousey has been great for putting the spotlight on UFC female fighters; Amanda Nunes guarantees more attention and more fans in 2017 tuning in to watch these gladiators go toe-to-toe.
Yes indeed, "pressure and time." Daddy's little girl has grown up to become a kicking, boxing bi@tch of a woman. And guys just love it!