Arrogant and narcissistic and a shameless opportunist, MMA fighter Ronda Rousey got her comeuppance when she was knocked out cold — as in put to sleep — by overwhelming underdog Holly Holm in the 2nd round in he UFC 193 championship bout in Australia overnight.
Social media, of course, sized up Rousey as more of a media creation and a master of marketing and hype than actual skill, and she met her doom (and the mat) by a superior boxer in Holm.
Worse for Rousey is that she seemed to take delight in tearing down bad boy boxer Floyd Mayweather in order to try to build herself up and expand her brand to get record-setting pay-per-view numbers. Very few people will defend Mayweather in any capacity, but Rousey’s relentless denunciations of Money Mayweather to keep her name in the airwaves — coupled with a bevy of other frivolous pursuits — finally backfired literally in her face with one vicious kick to the side of her head (set up with punishing jabs to her grill time and time again). Social media was there to register its shock and to access the damage done to Rousey’s image and career.
Take a look.