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    Ronda Rousey has come to her teammate’s defense – while also offering a subtle jab at the critics – following Marina Shafir‘s knockout loss on Sunday.

    Shafir, who’s the UFC women’s bantamweight champion’s longtime friend, roommate and training partner, fought for the second time as a pro MMA fighter on Sunday. But at Chaos at the Casino 5 in California, Amanda Bell’s sharp striking proved too much for the longtime judoka, and Shafir suffered a 37-second knockout loss (watch it below).

    For some MMA fans, it was sweet justice. Prior to the fight, Shafir told MMAjunkie Radio that she hoped to help launch a UFC 145-pound women’s division and fight the likes of Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino and Gina Carano.

    Was it a matter of looking too far into the future, or simply stating her ambitious goals? Either way, it clearly rubbed some fans the wrong way.

    But according to Rousey, all that really matters is what happens in the end.

    The beginning of a journey is like reading a good book… For the protagonist the beginning could be rough or perfect, the middle could be challenging and at times almost unbearable…. But it’s the ending that counts. And it’s the destination that makes you look back and thank every hardship that came your way. Love both you girls, and appreciate every second I get to witness your quests for greatness
    Along with UFC fighters Shayna Baszler and Jessamyn Duke, Rousey and Shafir make up the “Four Horsewomen,” a name coined by longtime pro-wrestling fan Baszler. However, aside from Rousey, who needed just 16 seconds to stop Alexis Davis in July for her fourth consecutive UFC title defense, the other “Horsewomen” have all suffered losses in their most recent bouts.
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    Sometimes our ambitions need to remain unheard till we are on the precipice of achieving them.

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    Along with UFC fighters Shayna Baszler and Jessamyn Duke, Rousey and Shafir make up the “Four Horsewomen,” a name coined by longtime pro-wrestling fan Baszler
    I understand that they're friends, but how could Rousey let Baszler's overblown ego lead to her being a member of this grouping?

    I don't know anything about Shafir, so can't really comment. Duke has some potential if someone would teach her to fight to her strengths - she has a decent ground game and lots of reach but seems convinced that she's a compact, powerful slugger.

    Baszler has already been passed by the sport. Considering how long she's been in the game, if she's losing to any but the very best she should probably hang it up - it's not going to get better as more (and more skilled and athletic) girls get into the game. I would have thought after her performance on TUF that someone would have suggested saving the self-directed praise for after actually winning a fight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sam12six View Post
    I understand that they're friends, but how could Rousey let Baszler's overblown ego lead to her being a member of this grouping?

    I don't know anything about Shafir, so can't really comment. Duke has some potential if someone would teach her to fight to her strengths - she has a decent ground game and lots of reach but seems convinced that she's a compact, powerful slugger.

    Baszler has already been passed by the sport. Considering how long she's been in the game, if she's losing to any but the very best she should probably hang it up - it's not going to get better as more (and more skilled and athletic) girls get into the game. I would have thought after her performance on TUF that someone would have suggested saving the self-directed praise for after actually winning a fight.
    I agree about Duke. Feel like in her last fight she should have used her length and moved her feet. Instead she seems to want to stand in the pocket and swing like a slugger.

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