Still fresh at the post-fight conference, the general consensus backstage is that the Ronda Rousey vs. Sara McMann stoppage was a good one. (Rousey just walking in to the post-fight conference now.) McMann was caught with a liver shot that dropped her and Rousey came in to finish her with strikes before referee Herb Dean came in to stop the fight.
Initially it looked like an early stoppage, but McMann even said she was motionless for a couple of seconds, when feeling came back. I wasn’t sure it was a good stoppage immediately after, but now I think it was a great one by Dean. At the end of the day, fighter safety should come first and that was done tonight.
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Rousey looks to have a busy schedule, joining the cast of Entourage in the feature movie this year, Fast and Furious, and training too. On top of that, fellow women’s superstar Cris Cyborg has called her out and UFC President Dana White says he’ll visit that matchup later, but Cyborg needs fights at 135.
In the co-main event, it wasn’t even close as Daniel Cormier took care of UFC newcomer Patrick Cummins quickly. It was competitive for 30 seconds before Cormier dropped Cummins and finished him with punches en route to a TKO victory.
More analysis coming in Monday’s MMA Update!
David Kano is lead writer for MMA Show News and co-host of The Hollywood MMA Show. You can follow him on Twitter @TheDKano.
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