Former WWE Champion Says Ronda Rousey Knockout was 'Rigged'
Believe it or not, in the world of professional wrestling, the results are predetermined.
For the name of entertainment, it's ALL just a show.
Now, in a shocking conspiracy theory, a former pro wrestling champion claimed the UFC might have pulled a WWE on Sunday.
56,000 UFC fans flocked to Etihad Stadium in Melbourne where Ronda Rousey suffered a shock knockout loss at the hands of Holly Holm.
This was her first UFC defeat and former WWE superstar Taz believes he knows why.
He claims the loss to Holm was what they call in the wrestling biz 'a work'.
In other words, Taz claims Rousey deliberately lost to Holm and it was all part of a strategic plan, working in with Ronda's increasingly packed career schedule.
The two-time world heavyweight champion turned podcaster, said "the first thing that jumped out at me was, OK: I think the finish of the fight might have been rigged" on The Taz Show.
"Let's say I am right. UFC would not be reinventing the wheel by fixing a fight. This was going on for 50, 60, 70, 80 years in boxing. This is not a new thing."
It was going to be hard for Rousey, 28, to make upcoming fights due to a busy six months ahead.
She is the face of several top brands and is about to film two movies.
"Why are some people not seeing this?" Taz asked on his podcast.
"This has been done in the wrestling industry for years. A guy or girl is going to take a break or go away or has an injury that they have to tend to, whatever the reasons are and they're a champion - you take the championship off of them".
“Nothing that was like, ‘Oh my god,’ but she got popped a few times. But if you look at the actual knockout, as Rousey, she went for kind of a lazy punch or something – not lazy but she kind of missed – and as she spun to turn around her back was kind of turned to Holm. And as she slowly turned, a high round kick, I believe it was the left foot, or left leg of Holm, catches Rousey, drops Rousey, and then Holm grounds and pounds for three shots – boom, boom, boom. Ref gets in the middle, fight’s over, new champion Holly Holm.”