Former Dallas Cowboys player, Jesse Holley says he is the one person who could beat Ronda Rousey days after the female UFC took just 14 seconds to win her most recent title bout.
In Holley's words; “She wouldn’t stand a chance.”
Speaking to TMZ, Holley said: “Ronda is 5’7”, 135lbs…I’m 6’3”, 225lbs…I almost out-weigh her by 100lbs...I get it, she's committed her entire life to this c*ap, and that's why I would need some training.”
The former Cowboy simply wasn't willing to consider tasting defeat should he ever step in the ring with Rousey:
“She’s not going to pick me up and slam me to the ground, that’s just not going to happen!”
Holley was the winner of Michael Irvin’s Football reality show, ‘4th and long’; and received an invitation to the Dallas Cowboys training camp after an unsuccessful start to his NFL career as an undrafted free agent. He enjoyed most of his success on special teams but did finish the 2011 season (and career) on seven receptions for 169 yards.
Mixed UFC fights?
Is that enough to convince you that he could beat the undefeated Women's Bantamweight champion of the world?
Seemingly not for UFC commentator, Josh Rogan who backed the top female MMA talent to go up, and beat, many male fighters.
“If you took the roster of the UFC's bantamweights, 135 pounds, and you paired them up against Ronda Rousey, she might be able to beat 50 percent of them. That's not a joke.”
"The ability to take punches is a significant difference," said Rogan.
"The structure of the face, the muscles in the neck. Women just cannot take the same kind of punches that men can. That's the only reason why I only give Ronda a chance at beating 50 percent of the men. If she could take the kind of punches that some of these guys might possibly land it might get up to like 60 percent. She's a truly special talent."
Is there any potential future in mixed UFC matches? Is that the only way that Rousey would ever lose? And what about Holley, is he right? Let us know in the comments below...