It wouldn’t have done any good for Rousey to stop chasing. Holm is a better striker with better reach. Rousey needs to close to win. If Rousey stops moving then Holm gets to choose the distance and she can keep the fight at a longer striking distance.
Rousey’s only hope was to close, take the fight to the ground, and win there. It seemed to me that Holm was well prepared for this, both with takedown defense and submission defense in the clinch and on the ground.
Rousey was a big fish in a small pond and the pond just got a little bigger. Talking about most dominant or GOAT was always ridiculous. [/quote]
Agreed, and that’s why her shitty boxing coach - who always creepily looked like he just wanted to bang her - is a shitty boxing coach. Getting inside is a skill all its own, one that he clearly could not teach.
Doesn’t matter whether you’re shooting for a takedown or looking to close distance to set up power shots, you MUST move behind your jab with a good amount of head movement, whether it’s side-to-side like Tyson or Patterson or up-and-down like Frazier. It’s boxing 101.