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Fox Sports’ Clay Travis: Ronda Rousey a ‘Fraudulent Creation’ of Liberal Sports Media

Fox Sports’ Clay Travis: Ronda Rousey a ‘Fraudulent Creation’ of Liberal Sports Media

Clay Travis of Fox Sports Radio called Ronda Rousey a “media creation,” and labeled the former UFC champion “the most fraudulent creation in the history of sports.”
Rousey took a beating from Amanda Nunes at UFC 207 on Friday, lasting only 48 seconds into the bout before the referee had to stop the fight. The loss represented Rousey’s second brutal defeat, the first against Holly Holm 14 months ago.

The two losses have put Rousey’s career in serious jeopardy, a career that Travis believes resulted from the hype and promotion of agenda-minded members of the liberal media who saw Rousey as a feminist symbol.

Travis said, “There were a ton of people in the sports media who wanted Ronda Rousey to be good because it represented their belief that women are better than men.”
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I think he nails it and it's one reason I'm not as harsh on Rousey as some. Yes, she was overbearing and obnoxious, but she was encouraged to be like this by the media. They created this illusion of finally finding a woman that could beat men and women alike. She was an opportunity to spread lies and further blur the distinctions between men and women.

Ironically, she never came out for Hillary. She was a Bernie supporter so that part backfired.
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Sports journalists have become desperate rodents, scraping around in the dirt to find something to make them sound like they're intellect goes beyond writing pieces about sport. They bore me and have done for years.

This Clay Travis is the same feckwit who wrote a piece back in 2015, gloriously titled "Ronda Rousey and Floyd Mayweather Need To Fight". And yes, I know you must be assuming it was a comedy piece, actually written to highlight what a dumb idea it is? But no... he actually means it. See for yourself:-

http://www.outkickthecoverage.com/ro...o-fight-080215

He wrote a load of pieces talking about Ronda being Godzilla.

...and im supposed to listen to this c*unt get all philosophical, talking about the liberal Clinton loving media in the 3rd person like he wasn't part of it.

What. A. Massive. Twat.
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Sports journalists have become desperate rodents, scraping around in the dirt to find something to make them sound like they're intellect goes beyond writing pieces about sport. They bore me and have done for years.

This Clay Travis is the same feckwit who wrote a piece back in 2015, gloriously titled "Ronda Rousey and Floyd Mayweather Need To Fight". And yes, I know you must be assuming it was a comedy piece, actually written to highlight what a dumb idea it is? But no... he actually means it. See for yourself:-

http://www.outkickthecoverage.com/ro...o-fight-080215

He wrote a load of pieces talking about Ronda being Godzilla.

...and im supposed to listen to this c*unt get all philosophical, talking about the media in the 3rd person like he wasn't part of it. What. A. Massive. Twat.
Yes, because he's repentant. He says he was the biggest idiot of all time in regard to Ronda. He fully admits he fell for the nonsense. I give him props for that. I love when people admit they were wrong and don't sugarcoat it. Take a listen to the audio.
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Yes, because he's repentant. He says he was the biggest idiot of all time in regard to Ronda. He fully admits he fell for the nonsense. I give him props for that. I love when people admit they were wrong and don't sugarcoat it. Take a listen to the audio.
To be honest, I listened to the first 30 seconds and turned it off. Sounded like typical bollocks to me. But if he, as you say, admits to being a feckwit, then props to him. Not so many props to my over-enthusiasm.
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To be honest, I listened to the first 30 seconds and turned it off. Sounded like typical bollocks to me. But if he, as you say, admits to being a feckwit, then props to him. Not so many props to my over-enthusiasm.
Yep, fully admits it. Believes he was completely duped. How someone intelligent could begin to believe Ronda could beat Mayweather is beyond me, but it's refreshing when the light comes on. Most double down in his position. This is why there is so much focus on shifting the blame to her coach. It's easier to do that than to admit you bought into a fraud.
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I'm 100% with what he said.

Ronda plus others in the UFC are just symbols created by hype+media+PR propaganda ...

I'm happy that she fell this way, and will continue to be happy to see the rest of the UFC roosters fall too (they will sooner or later)!
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Ronda was as much of a dick when she was in Strikeforce.


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Yep, fully admits it. Believes he was completely duped. How someone intelligent could begin to believe Ronda could beat Mayweather is beyond me, but it's refreshing when the light comes on. Most double down in his position. This is why there is so much focus on shifting the blame to her coach. It's easier to do that than to admit you bought into a fraud.
But the whole admitting he was duped is just some scheme to sell his new drivel, to fit the point he wants to make in his new piece.
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Now people are doing the same, just in the other direction. From overhyped to complete fraud that actually never was any good at all.

She still beat for instance Tate with ease who beat the year long Jackson-Winkeljohn student Holm.

No, not the division passed Rousey, just some individuals with a specific skillset that match her style and weakness.

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Yep, fully admits it. Believes he was completely duped. How someone intelligent could begin to believe Ronda could beat Mayweather is beyond me, but it's refreshing when the light comes on. Most double down in his position. This is why there is so much focus on shifting the blame to her coach. It's easier to do that than to admit you bought into a fraud.
That's two different things. Of course the whole Velasquez/Mayweather beating was a hyperbole (a hyperbole that interestingly only gets swallowed by one side and questioned by the other with her, but not when male fighters claim they can beat anyone) - but that doesn't take away from Tarverdyan obviously being utterly crap as a coach. Apparently not a single pro-fighter who came to him has a positive record since joining that gym. All training footage you see from Rousey is her aggressively hitting the mitts. No effective sparring (and I don't even mean full contact sparring), no defensive/evasive/counterstriking training.
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Now people are doing the same, just in the other direction. From overhyped to complete fraud that actually never was any good at all.

She still beat for instance Tate.....
Tate just retired though. I think that's the point. The old guard are going to start dropping out. Those who can evolve will, but otherwise the division is changing.

Ronda was a Babe Ruth of her time, or perhaps a pioneer like Ken Shamrock. The division has passed her up much like the division passed up Ken. It's not that she sucked during her time, it's just that she sucks now (for lack of a better word).

Her legacy of a pioneer is still there, but a lot of the fantasy stuff has been debunked.

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That's two different things. Of course the whole Velasquez/Mayweather beating was a hyperbole....
No I disagree. It wasn't hyperbole in fact they put Ronda in the p4p rankings. She was really hyped to be able to beat Mayweather and really was hyped to be able to compete not only with men but was ranked above literally hundreds of male fighters. It was reality in the liberal mind.

And I don't buy the coach excuse anymore. He's not A list, but he's not to blame here. It's just simple biomechanics. She can't compete anymore. She didn't evolve in striking like others did. She's been left behind. I'm convinced many of her foes can now beat her soundly.
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