UFC president Dana White said earlier this week Ronda Rousey appeared to be done in the sport after her knockout loss to Amanda Nunes at UFC 207 in December.
Holly Holm started the downturn for the former UFC women’s bantamweight champion when she knocked out the movie star at UFC 193 in Nov. 2015 to capture the 135-pound belt.
You can add Holm’s coach Mike Winkeljohn to the list of people who think Rousey is done. He even went as far to say Holm “broke” the 2008 Olympian.
“I think Holly broke her [Rousey],” Winkeljohn said to Submission Radio. “I think Ronda was on top of the world and Holly broke her, because when she came out for Amanda [Nunes] she just wasn’t the same fighter by any means. Not taking anything away from Amanda, but Ronda, she didn’t have anything, she just wasn’t there. She was just basically waiting for the end in essence once she couldn’t find a way to grab her. And she did the same thing she’s done before in the past, reaching out with her left arm and trying to corral. It was just a one-sided fight just like I said. I think she’s done.”
Holm returns to the octagon at next weekend’s UFC 208 when she fights Germaine de Randamie for the inaugural UFC featherweight title in the main event of UFC 208.