Holly Holm threw 8 kicks total and they all landed
You know an athlete has reached the tipping point for media saturation when their choice of a presidential candidate makes national coverage, even if it is Bernie Sanders.
No one has done more for the sport of Mixed Martial Arts than Ronda Rousey. She became a revered symbol -- a unique combination of brains, beauty and bravado -- in a sport where bloody violence sometimes turns off mainstream viewers.
Going into her latest title defense with Holly Holm she was the overwhelming favorite, and obviously she believed the hype.
But this is America, and we love the underdog. Thus her stunning loss via knockout -- a head kick no less -- was widely celebrated.
Football aficionados use the term "On any given day" to promote parity in that other sport that can also be a tad violent.
If outcomes were all but guaranteed it kind of spoils the thrill of watching. And paying for those rights to spectate.
As John F Kennedy once said, "Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan."
I hope Ronda takes her loss to heart, trains harder, and comes back with a renewed respectful attitude we can all be proud of.