The thing I can say for sure is that Tate is winning fans, and Rousey is losing them. Rousey alpha act is fine when you're winning, but everybody looks seeing the bully get punched in the face.
Baszler and Pena were perfect avatars for Rousey and Tate. Baszler is a specimen, and Pena look like a frightened teenaged amateur fighting out of her weight class.
Then the fight started.
And honestly, I think a lot of the reason Baszler lost that fight was because she couldn't get past Pena not being afraid of her. She walked into the Octagon convinced she was a pro fighting an amateur, and then the amateur hit her in the face. Once they started scrambling, Baszler was in plenty of positions to go for subs and opted to just try and retain control. (of course, when you get hit in the face that many times, retaining control on the ground probably seems like a good idea.)
Round 2 was more of same, and then Pena went for choke.
If Team Rousey loses the next fight, this could com out like Team Rashad vs Team Rampage.
Originally Posted by js9234
Rousey is right there with the Diaz's in terms of douchebag personality if not worse.
She's the third Diaz brother. And all three of them are very popular with fight fans. And all three of them are kind of assholes. WHich doesn't mean they wouldn't make great friends, just bad enemies.