Vanessa Demopoulos Says Ronda Rousey Will ‘Get Her A** Kicked’ By Today’s UFC Roster

"Little Monster" doesn't see "Rowdy" dominating the UFC at present.

Vanessa Demopoulos Talks Ronda Rousey
Vanessa Demopoulos Talks Ronda Rousey - Image credit @lilmonsterdemo @rondarousey Instagram
  • Vanessa Demopoulos weighed in on how Ronda Rousey’s would fare in modern-day UFC
  • “Little Monster” thinks “Rowdy” would be outmatched by current female UFC fighters

Vanessa Demopoulos is certain Ronda Rousey wouldn’t be able to match the skills of the current female UFC fighters.

Ronda wouldn’t stand a chance

Speaking to MMA News, “Little Monster” shared her take on the idea of how would “Rowdy” fare against the female fighters of today’s UFC. According to Demopoulos, the bantamweight division has significantly evolved in terms of talent and skill set which would make it impossible for Rousey to become a top contender, let alone a champion. If anything, “Little Monster” thinks Rousey would get owned every time she steps inside the Octagon.

“Ronda gets her a** kicked,” Demopoulos assessed. “She never had the striking skills to be able to stand up with the girls that are in there now. I feel like the division has just grown so much. All of the girls are so well-rounded. You see grapplers who are now strikers. Look at me, I’m a striker now apparently, right?”

“You have judo athletes that are coming there and they’re showing off striking. You have strikers who are coming in there and submitting people now in the UFC. Everybody is well-rounded,” she continued. “I feel like Ronda came in there at the perfect time for the perfect storm, to be able to have a very niche skillset, to be able to just dominate the way that she did. But her walking into the UFC today, it’s a different animal. It’s a different animal than it was when she was there.”

Rousey is still a UFC legend

While Demopoulos is not convinced that Rousey could dominate the present-day UFC, it doesn’t take away anything from “Rowdy’s” legacy as an MMA fighter.

During her prime, Rousey successfully defended her bantamweight title six times, each via submission or TKO. Her record of six title defenses is still the most in UFC female bantamweight history. In 2018, Rousey became the first woman inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame.

Rousey last fought under the UFC banner in 2016 when she suffered a TKO loss to Amanda Nunes. She then transitioned to pro wrestling and found a platform with the WWE. She finished her MMA career with a 12-2 record.

Watch Demopoulos’ full interview below:

Published on May 22, 2024 at 1:43 pm
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