When she crashed to the canvas after that kick, it was not only her first loss after 12 straight wins, but her air of invincibility also crashed with it.
Last night Rousey got in the octagon after a layoff of over a year since that November 2015 fight. She was taking on current bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes of Brazil in a controversial UFC 207 main event bout in Las Vegas that would be a crossroads fight for her.
It was controversial because back in October, Julianna Pena, pissed off because as the number #3 ranked UFC bantamweight fight with an 8-2 record and 4-0 in UFC competition, felt she got bypassed for the title shot against Nunes she believed she'd earned.
Pena sounded off about her unhappiness with being bypassed.
Never in the history have I ever heard of somebody have a no-controversy brutal knockout, then quit the sport, and then comeback and get a title shot right away. The girl is mentally weak and Amanda Nunes is going to f--king knock her out and expose her ass. She's literally the worst fighter on the roster, and I can't stomach the fact that I'm not getting the title shot.
-Julianna Pena, October 12, 2016
The cash Rousey got paid along with the media attention the challenger was getting probably pissed off Amanda Nunes as well.
Pena looks like Jeane Dixon now, because it only took the now 14-4 Brazilian champ 48 seconds of the first round and serving up a steady diet of punches to Rousey's face to send her to her second straight loss via TKO and easily defend her title.
Hey,, karma is a you know what.
Congrats to the champ Amanda Nunes for successfully defending her title and giving me an opportunity to do another schadenfreude laden happy dance