Originally Posted by MRBRESK
she would have a definite speed advantage against a 180-200lber and you should know it's very easy to slip peoples punches if they don't actually have any training. Punches are super telegraphed and she would probably duck a punch and take anyone without a wrestling base down with ease. Judo is suited well for a smaller opponent to defeat a larger, stronger opponent with technique and use of their momentum and your leverage, if they aren't KOed from the throw then they will be armbarred instantly.
A street fight isnt mma. Its actually VERY hard to slip a punch in a street fight. Best bet is to raise your arm and reach with your hand to your ear. Thats the most effective block of a punch in a street fight OR keeping your distance. That said Street fights are messy and are nothing like MMA fights. I train and iv had my share of fights. Only person who thinks they are similar are people who have not had much experience street fighting. A 180 pound guy would wreck Ronda... unless he is a serious *****. And if the 180 pound guy is athletic then Ronda will certainly not have a speed advantage. Guys are Faster,Stronger,More Durable then women are.
I have no doubt in my mind that my friend ryan who has no MMA training would beat down Ronda like she was a child. There are things technique cant overcome and gender is one of those things. Strength matters.
And iv been hit by women who have been training kickboxing for over 20 years over at AKA. Now im not saying they are as good as Ronda is but its likely that their striking is just as good or better then Rondas. Even though their kicks are incredibly powerfull and can catch me off guard sometimes a womens punch does not give off the impact like a males punch does. Their hands are alot smaller then a mans hand. It just does not hurt or daze you as much as a male punch does.