The 2013 year has officially come to a close with the UFC 168 event that took place on Saturday night in Las Vegas, Nevada. It has been an incredible year with great fights, some surprises, and the end of a couple of era’s in MMA. I wrote a piece in early January 2013 posing five huge questions going into the year. I’ll do the same with 2014 in a couple of days. However, I wanted to revisit those five questions and provide some insight and answers to those questions.
UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey spoke just minutes after retaining her title against arch nemesis Miesha Tate at UFC 168. Rousey elaborated on her post-fight interview with Joe Rogan in which she spoke on why she respects Tate as a competitor, but also why she can’t shake her hand at this time. Also, she spoke on her thoughts of being boo’ed by the audience and why that doesn’t bother her as long as they are loud.
“I’m still a little fish in a big pond,” explains Bec “Rowdy” Hyatt on whether she considers herself a household name or superstar in MMA. But that may all change when the new season of TUF 20 begins and the new women of UFC takeover. The former INVICTA fighter, who recently signed with UFC is already a social media Queen in the sport, but realizes she has a lot more work to do and fights to win before she hits the Carano or Rousey status.