Apparently no one told Michael Page not to kick a downed opponent.
On Friday, Ronda Rousey got knocked out by UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes in 48 seconds. It was a devastating loss for the former champion and one that may signal the end of her MMA career. And while Rousey actions before the fight certainly didn’t do much to endear her to people, the level schadenfreude enjoyed by many has been extreme.
In the aftermath of UFC 207 there’s been a tremendous amount of internet buzz about the domination. From Justin Bieber’s tweet (that was retweeted 100,000 times) to Cris Cyborg’s Facebook post, there’s been an awful lot of revelry in the demise of Rousey among many fans and fighters alike. Inevitably, the fight became the subject of dozens of internet memes, to the point that even USA Today selected the “funniest 15” of them to post.
Well Page, the rising Bellator welterweight, was too late to make that list but yesterday he submitted a late entry into the contest, joining the Rousey mockery with an Instagram post attempting to create the first dance crazy of 2017, “the Rousey skank.”
The video shows Page jerking intermittenly with his hands in fists and occasionally snapping his head back as if punched in the face. It’s captioned with the hashtags “#TheBestHandsDown” and “#handsdown” clearly decrying the boxing defense of Rousey which has been widely criticized especially after Nunes landed 27 of 47 attempted strikes in their 48 second fight.
Should his dance catch on, this won’t be Page’s first foray into internet stardom. Page gained some brief notoriety when he cracked Evangelista Santos’ skull with a jumping knee and then threw a Pokemon ball at him during his celebration earlier this year. That video has been viewed over 4 million times and helped launch Page as one of the brightest prospects currently outside of the UFC.
As for Rousey, the beating she took at the hands of Nunes is one she’s not likely to forget anytime soon, in part because people seem intent on reminding her.
207. UFC 207 happened Friday with Amanda Nunes knocking out Ronda Rousey.
2006. Mirko Cro Cop won the Rixin Openweight Grand Prix over the weekend.
Devastated. Ronda Rousey issued a statement after her loss to Amanda Nunes.
Power. Amanda Nunes is confident Ronda Rousey will retire now.
WSOF. WSOF 34 happened on Saturday and the results are here.
Run it back. Cody Garbrandt wants to rematch Dominick Cruz next.
Illegal. Tim Means talks about his controversial knees against Alex Oliveira.
Back when BJ was dope.
T-Wood and DJ buddy cop movie would be awesome.
Cody post his win.
Ronda’s mom saying she should retire.
This crowd seemed pretty split on Ronda.
Beatdown After the Bell
Happiest person after Friday?
Bieber trying to beef with Ronda now.
you just got knocked the fuck out— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) December 31, 2016
Cody made a lot of fans.
Jon Jones spoke some truths about Ronda.
And plenty more like this.
I believe Rousey will be a champion for the rest of her life, even if she never wins another fight— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) December 31, 2016
Very cool of him.
Would have hoped for better.
my dad did so much for the UFC over the past 13 years and they can't even give him a proper goodbye. what a joke @ufc— kole (@kolegoldberg) December 31, 2016
Can’t tell if this is shade or not.
He would know.
Everybody wants two belts.
@superCalo Dan Henderson did, and he still didn't like 2016. So what point are you trying to prove?— Vinny Magalhães (@VinnyMMA) January 1, 2017
That’s... a thing.
I will be fighting in England for the middle weight bare knuckle tittle Jan 28. Against jimmy Sweeney— Cody McKenzie (@thecodymckenzie) January 1, 2017
T Wood is a huge damn WW.
He did it.
Stipe is a fun champion.
TODAY IN MMA HISTORY
2010: Rashad Evans defeated Thiago Silva by unanimous decision at UFC 108. This event was originally going to feature Brock Lesnar defending the UFC heavyweight championship against Shane Carwin but that fight had to be rescheduled due to Lesnar ‘s battle with diverticulitis.
2016: Robbie Lawler defeated Carlos Condit by split decision to retain his UFC welterweight title in the 2016 Fight of the Year.
Happy New Year fight heads! Hope you enjoyed 207 and all of 2016 and I hope this year is even more enjoyable for all of you. See you tomorrow.
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