At some point, we'll see a different script. At some point, Ronda Rousey will learn what the second round feels like, if only to do it, and maybe then, she'll be pushed. Maybe then she'll be challenged.
But needless to say, that point didn't come on Saturday night.
Instead, Rousey did what she always does, submitting former champion Sarah Kaufman with a first-round armbar in the main event of Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman, needing only 54 seconds to complete the first defense of her Strikeforce bantamweight belt. It was just another stunning, classic performance -- another unbelievable moment in a young career already full of them -- and as dust settled, the Twitter world rose to its metaphorical feet to sing the praises of its peerless queen of women's MMA.
These girls can't deal with— Ben Askren (@Benaskren) August 19, 2012
Did the really just happen?— Jason High (@KCBanditMMA) August 19, 2012
Ronda is a BEAST!!!!— Dana White (@danawhite) August 19, 2012
Rousimar Palhares (@ToquinhoMMA) August 19, 2012
Again!!!! Wow— Zoila Frausto Gurgel (@ZoilaGurgel) August 19, 2012
@rondarousey armbar again! Geezzz! Haters gonna hate but there's no doubt, this girl is the sh*t!
Josh Barnett (@JoshLBarnett) August 19, 2012
JUDO!!! JUDO!!! JUDO!!! Forget jiujitsu....— Ulysses Gomez (@uselessgomez) August 19, 2012
Joe Lauzon (@JoeLauzon) August 19, 2012
9 fights 9 win by sub. Ambar wowwwww.... congratulation— Antonio Pezao Silva (@BigfootSilva) August 19, 2012
I hope I never have to fight— Brock Jardine (@BrockJardine) August 19, 2012
@rondarousey. For real, NEVER!!
Holy shit! She did it again!— LIZ CARMOUCHE (@iamgirlrilla) August 19, 2012
Eddie Yagin(@EddieYaginMMA) August 19, 2012
— Alexis Davis (@AlexisDavisMMA) August 19, 2012
#strikeforce Rousey takes the victory again! I'm ready! Let's go!
DaMarques Johnson (@DaMarques_UFC) August 19, 2012
Wow! I was wrong and Ronda Rousey is ridiculously amazing. She deserves everything she's getting because she earned it. Cyborg next?— Jorge Gurgel (@JorgeGurgel) August 19, 2012
Ronda Rousey wins by armbar in 54 seconds of the first round...Still Undefeated.!....and calls out CYBORG! Respect.— Frank Shamrock (@frankshamrock) August 19, 2012
Guys can not believe this fight will happen. My class has no more. I'm waiting for my liberation from the UFC...— Cris Cyborg (@criscyborg) August 19, 2012