Ex-WWE Broadcaster/Wrestler Taz Says Rousey Fight Was Rigged
Matt Roberts-USA TODAY Sports
You knew it was coming. Someone was going to come out and say Saturday night's knockout of Ronda Rousey by Holly Holm was fixed. That person is Taz, the former ECW champion and WWE broadcaster. As crazy as that sounds, here's his explanation. Per CBS Radio...

“Why are some people not seeing this?” Taz asked. “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. You do not want your champion sitting home or making a movie, ‘Roadhouse 2’ or whatever Rousey’s going to do, or whatever Rousey’s going to do, or just needs a personal break, which she’s earned. This girl’s earned it. But you don’t want that person sitting home for five, six, seven months with that championship. IT’S BAD FOR BUSINESS! TAKE THE BELT OFF HER!”

“If you look at the actual K.O. – now, she did get nailed, Rousey, with several shots before the finish of the fight. 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.

“I’m telling you right now, that whole series, was the work. And I’m not sure who was in on it and who wasn’t but I know this much: the ref probably wasn’t in on it. Maybe he was I don’t know. Rousey was in on it – and again, this is all my opinion. Holm might not have been in on it.”
Filed Under: Boxing/MMA
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RBTiger102 months
Some real BS...That ELBOW across Rousey's chops was the Begining of the End...she wasn't the same after that!
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GeauxToBed102 months
"or whatever Rousey’s going to do, or whatever Rousey’s going to do"

Repeated for added emphasis.
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Patton102 months
Yeah. She probably agreed to get kicked in the fricking face.
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zoom102 months
Only reason...$$$
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rilesrick102 months
Makes perfect sense to me. Way more money to be made w rematch down the road.
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danjam67102 months
What a load of BS.
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peccow206102 months
Who cares?
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Corch Urban Myers102 months
Just another victim.
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spudz102 months
They turk her jerbs?
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lsutigersFTW102 months
Stephen A. Smith level of stupidity. Come on, Taz. I thought you were better than this m
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BobABooey102 months
It's still real to me, dammit!!!
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Magazine St102 months
This sounds ridiculous...
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gatortrav88102 months
yea you gotta be a moron to think she takes that beating just to "give the belt up"
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Blizzard of Chizz102 months
Her busted up face tells me it was real enough.
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