The hype, the lights, and the mouths never disappoint in the UFC. The world watched in twitching anticipation, waiting for Ronda "Rowdy" Rousey and Amanda "Lioness" Nunes to match swing for swing. The crowd was on the edge of their seats, and then we heard it. Herb Dean stepped in and called the fight, according to Fox News on December 31, 2016.

For one brief second, Rousey took a breath, and dropped her hand just as Amanda was coming forward. A fist landed against face and Rousey was rocked. She had no chance to shake it off. As she took a step back, Nunes continued her brutal beating.

The shortest 48 seconds of Rousey's career

The world was certainly divided. There are Nunes fans who feel she is currently the best female bantamweight. Others may feel that Nunes is the best the sport has seen. But, there is no denying that many of these fans are what long-standing UFC fans call the 'bandwagon fans.'

Amanda Nunes is what is hot and popular now. When the next popular contender comes around the corner, they fall off with some excuse and latch on to the next popular king or queen. That is not to say all Nunes fans are like that, but there is that common denominator with UFC/MMA fight fans that haven't been around since day one.

Ronda Rousey fans are tried and true. They have followed her career through its up and downs.

They waited patiently for her to regroup and make her comeback. They worried she was not ready until they saw the UFC trailers showing her training. Ronda was in the best physical shape of her life. Rousey fans were hopeful but there is no denying the beast that Nunes is. Rousey had her work cut out for her.

The UFC 207 fight may just be Ronda Rousey's last fight in the UFC. There is no confirmation on retirement from Rousey's camp, but it seems inevitable. How can she come back from that crushing defeat?

Rousey paved the way for women in the UFC, and she has accomplished more before reaching age 30 than many in her field.

Need proof?

Rousey is the Junior World Judo Champion, and the first American woman in a decade to win a world cup in judo; going on to win several more. She holds the title for Pan-American Games Judo Gold Medalist and she was the U.S. Open Gold Medalist. As if that were not enough, she is the World Judo Championships Silver Medalist. When it comes to the UFC her credits include being the first UFC female Bantamweight Champion, she was the first woman to make a million dollars in the sport of martial arts, has acted in three movies, and co-authored the sports book of the year, "My Fight/Your Fight."

That isn't even the complete list. The point is, Ronda has accomplished much of what many only dream of, all before she has reached 30-years of age.

Whether you are a fan of Rousey or not, she has earned the respect of many through her accomplishments, both in and out of the octagon.

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