I first read the title of this article as Rousey hasn’t ‘paid her dudes’ and I couldn’t believe Ronda owed Karo Parisyan and Manny Gamburyan money. Then I wondered what Ronda Rousey could possibly buy with her borrowed money — Christmas presents? My mind then drifted to a holiday collaboration that should so obviously be in place at stores across the country: ‘That’s a wrap-ping paper, son‘ by Joe Rogan. That’s holiday decor I can believe in, if only it existed. As of now, it’s a hypothetical concept floating adrift in the sea of infinite thoughts — sort of like how Dan Henderson’s striking coach, Gus Pugliese, believes that Ronda Rousey hasn’t ‘paid her dues’ to headline UFC 157. Check out what Gus told Eric Fontanez of Gracie Mag regarding a Facebook post he made against the women’s champion.
Where I come from, there’s a pecking order for anything in life. I believe in paying dues. In this particular case, ‘Hendo’ and Machida paid their dues a long time ago. For someone new to come in and have a free ride just seems unfair to them and the whole sport they helped build.
What’s a free ride, if you’ve already paid? Ask Alanis Morissette. She made an entire song about it.