What Guy Doesn't Love a Good Girlfight? (especially one with Rowdy Ronda Rousey)
I can remember fondly the day when girls used to fight over me. Now it’s all about my daughters fighting over my money. “Please, Daddy?” has an entirely different connation.
One of my favorite comedians, Jerry Seinfeld, I think put it best when he said, “Men think if women are grabbing and clawing at each other there’s a chance they might somehow, you know . . . kiss.”
There's an English show called “Black Books” where Johnny Vegas made a guest appearance and had the line, “Girls! Don't fight . . . and if you're gonna fight, fight nice . . . with pillows and jim jams!” Jim jams being pajamas. I didn’t really think that was funny, but the Brits with their weird sense of humor apparently do. I’m more interested in girls fighting with fists and kicks and especially wrestling, on a mat or in mud or jello.
(All images are in the public domain as best as can be determined.)
Catfighting lives in infamy because of one great fight. It occurred during a Miller Lite commercial during NFL playoff games and the Super Bowl in 2003. Two hot babes get in a “Tastes great!” vs. “Less filling!” debate that ends with ripping off clothes and wrestling in some muck. Go watch it. It’s all over the internet. Just make sure you see the cable version that ends with “Let’s make out.”
But that’s fake fighting staged just to sell some beer. Let’s talk about some real rumbles.
Laila Ali has been the greatest female fighter to date. Laila’s ring record was 24-0, 21 knockouts, 3 decisions. If you never saw her fight, you probably saw her on “Dancing with the Stars.” Hulk Hogan, another great fighter, says in his book My Life Outside the Ring that Laila saved his life when he was suicidal. Hey, Laila’s father was a pretty good fighter too.
We may, however, have to declare another lady as the greatest female fighter soon. You see, Laila never really faced any stiff competition. Her father had his Joe Frazier, and a few others. Although Laila did fight Joe Frazier’s daughter. Does anybody remember her?
The new greatest female fighter could be Rowdy Ronda Rousey. Or maybe Chris Cyborg Santos. If they fight, and it looks like they might, I’ll guess we’ll find out. Both have looked totally dominant. But then, we all hoped we’d find out if Manny could beat Floyd, but it hasn’t happened.
Now, as for Cyborg, from Brazil home of some great mixed martial artists, a picture is worth a thousand words. I think she would make Mike Tyson go hide under a rock. Cyborg is suspended for using performance enhancement drugs, but she’ll be back. And she has called out Rowdy Ronda.
Now as for Ronda, she likewise called out Cyborg, calling her “Cyroid” making a not-too-subtle reference to the drug bust. She really said that. I heard her say it after she destroyed Sarah Kaufman in 54 seconds this past Saturday night, August 18.
Four years ago Ronda won a bronze medal in the Olympics for judo. Her mother was the first American to win a World Judo Championships. Ronda has finished off her opponents to date off quickly with her favorite maneuver, an armbar. And wow, does that look painful when she does it.
I must say Rowdy Ronda is much easier on the eyes than Cyborg, and has some naughty pics in places like ESPN The Magazine.
Would you fight this girl?
If so, would you punch her in the face, or wrestle her to the ground, get on top, and make her submit? And I'm not talking about an armbar, Rowdy Ronda.
Yeah, that bully on roidrage Cyborg beat up Gina a couple years ago. I'm looking for to Rowdy Ronda getting revenge.
Let's get it on, girls!
A Historic Moment for Women in Combat
On Saturday night, February 23, 2013 Ronda Rousey will headline UFC 157 on Pay Per View as she does battle with Liz Carmouche. This is the first time ever a woman has been the feature attraction for a PPV sporting event.
This could be a monumental development for women is combat . . . uh I mean sports. What if this event makes more money than any other UFC card ever did?
My prediction: Rowdy Ronda submits Liz with an arm bar in the first round. I'm no genius, but that is what Ronda has done in every one of her other fights.
And the winner is . . .
Ronda Rousey made Liz Carmouche submit via her favorite weapon the armbar with 11 seconds to go in the 1st round. Liz gave her a battle for a while there, what with jumping on Ronda's back and choking her. But Rowdy Ronda threw her off, adjusted her sports bar top, and went on the attack.
A historic event in women's sports, this was. Ronda Rousey, the first women to headline a UFC card, will no doubt do so again.
Rumor has it the next Ronda Rousey fight will be with Erin Andrews. They are appearing together to promote such a possibility. The promoter wants it to be in bikinis and jello.