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.
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.