UFC fans the world over were left stunned last night as Ronda Rousey tasted defeat for the first time in her UFC career.
But, it looks like Rousey herself shouldn't have been too surprised by the method of defeat - a lethal kick to the head from Holly Holm.
That's after it has been pointed out that the previously unbeaten UFC star had actually foreshadowed how exactly how she might be defeated during an interview last month. Scroll down to see the moment for yourself.
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The moment came during an appearance on 'The Tonight Show' back on October 7, as Rousey rather confidently explained how Holm would try to beat her:
“She’s the type of fighter you have to be very patient with...She’s going to try to keep distance and keep far away from me and keep me frustrated and to the point where I’ll make a mistake and she’ll try to kick me in the head – but it’s not going to go like that.”
Clearly Rousey and her team had been doing their homework prior to last night's UFC 193 fight.
Unfortunately for them, however, even though she apparently knew what was coming, there was nothing she could do when it came to the fight itself.
The shot to the head left Rousey unconscious and she was taken to hospital in the aftermath of the fight. As such, we're yet to hear her explanation for just what how she allowed Holm to land 29 significant head shots in the six-minute bout.
Holm, a 20/1 long shot amongst bookmakers coming into Saturday night, put on a perfect display to do what no other UFC fighter hand done before her, and defeat Rousey.
And, judging by her comments after the fight, it looks like her game plan came together perfectly:
“We figured the pressure was coming,” Holm said in the aftermath. “I have to say everything we worked on presented itself in the fight. Every route she tried to get.”
UFC fans: Is Rousey still the fighter to beat, and did you predict the defeat? Have your say in the comments below...