Let’s take a moment and discuss the seemingly controversial win Rousey scored over Sarah D’Alelio in her Strikeforce debut this weekend. In the fight, Rousey pulls off a disgustingly sick transition to an arm bar which forces D’Alelio to say ‘tap, tap.’ Rousey then loosens up the arm bar, looks at Steve Mazzagatti and then reapplies the armbar when she sees Mazzagatti was oblivious of the verbal submission. Rousey then tells Mazzagatti that D’Alelio ‘tapped’ and then he stepped in. Alright, there are two points to absorb from that chain of events. The first of which, the word ‘Mazzagatti’ sounds like it would be something stuffed with cheese. Second, if you watch the replay then you would see there was no way Sarah D’Alelio was getting out of that arm bar, and if you thought so, then you’re clearly showing how naive you are to jiu-jitsu. Don’t take my word for it, watch the replay again. If you think otherwise then explain yourself, grappler — or take it up with DstryrSG.
The counter argument would be that Ronda Rousey suggested that Sarah said ‘tap’ and influenced Mazzagatti to stop the fight. If that’s so, it just reinforces the fact that Ronda Rousey’s submission game is so nice that she won via Jedi mind tricks. That’s far more impressive than a twenty-five second victory. Someone check her blood count for high levels of midichlorians.
So it’s only fair that the prodigy meets The Prodigy, while listening The Prodigy. Check out this video, most likely captured by Pedro C. of BJPenn.com, of Ronda Rousey meeting BJ Penn for the first time. [Source]