Debating Men vs. Women: Rousey Wants Caraway

Debating Men vs. Women: Rousey Wants Caraway


This week at the UFC fan expo in Vegas, Women’s UFC bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey was asked the following question:

“If there was any guy you could fight in the UFC, who would it be?”

In answering, the female champion wasted no time and pondered not, she simply stated:

“Everyone knows I would love to beat-up Bryan Caraway”

For those that don’t know, Caraway initiated the smack talk war back in 2012 when he took to his twitter account and declared all of the following:

That Ronda was an “unintelligent bimbo…and if she wants to challenge a man I’ll knock her teeth down her throat the (n) break her arm!”

That if she’s “gonna talk smack she needs to know her place” and that she’s “not a women. She gonna act like a dude she can deal w the consequences.”

All of this was post-facto of “”Rowdy” arm-barring Caraway’s girlfriend, Meisha Tate and subsequently, taking home the women’s Strikeforce bantamweight title.

Call it childish, un-sportsman-like, call it a heat-of-the-moment reaction to a loss and a boyfriend sticking up for his girlfriend, whatever, either way it was foolish and ill-advised, but none-the-less it is out there and Rousey hasn’t forgotten it.

The situation is even further compounded by the fact that Rousey and Tate are both coaches on this season of TUF and that Caraway is on the show as one of Tate’s coaches. This by itself could well be worth giving TUF a view this season.

However, let’s put the subject of their fighting to debate.

If Rousey is serious, should she be able to seek a match with “Kid Lightening”?

Rousey believes, that “with enough technique you can overtake any kind of size…but I personally think I can beat up anybody in the world, but I might get hurt against some people in the process. So, you know, it’s riskier the bigger a person is, but it’s always possible with good technique.”

As she is a master of technique and their frames are of relative size (Rousey is 5’ 6” / 135 & Caraway 5’9” / 135) and both are of similar age (26 & 28 respectively) and given the fact that the champ has a bee in her bonnet about Kid Lightening, why not let her have her fight?

The worst that could happen to her is that she could get KO’d or submitted and she already faces that issue in the Octagon. Of course, it’s a different kettle of fish for Caraway, who would look really bad if, dare I use the cliché, he lost to a girl.

On the subject of women’s fighting as a whole, I know one thing to be true and that is this, that women have come a long way in the martial arts and they now produce fighters who are the equal of many men and that perhaps, it’s not beyond the realm of reason that a fighter of Rousey’s caliber might want to test her talents against that of a man; particularly one that she has a (legitimate) grievance with and one who happens to be in her weight-class.

So, does she have a right to defend her honor against a male fighter of equal size and to the larger question, should women be allowed to compete with men who are of an equal size?

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  • enjoylife321

    Please tell me Brian Caraway and Meisha Tate are not going to have children ?

    • Brian Cox

      I do not know big guy, but if I was Mr. Caraway I'd sure be trying. :-)

      •;starare1person dana&patrick; star are 1 person

        caraway is a coward dude, why do he need to fight girls, the only men fight girls are in bed.

  • Bruce Lee

    Lets not forget Billie Jean King beat Bobby Riggs

    • Brian Cox

      I was going to mention that Mike (so thank you for doing so), but I thought…Tennis vs. Fighting…hmm. However, you are so right and I can understand why a female fighter might look at a male fighter her size and say, lets go.

    • Entity

      I wouldn't exactly call Billy Jean a girl.

      • Brian Cox

        I wouldn't exactly call you a Muppet either, but you look like one.

        By the way, does that avatar come with the catch-phrase…"cookie"?

        • Entity

          Im "Animal" not "Cookie Monster" lol
          Of course you can tell when I eat cookies, my face looks crummy" 8P

  • hondata79

    Caraway is a puss…. But she would fold if she got it in the face, believe that. Women and Men should never fight call me old school i guess.

  • thexperience1

    Rousey would probably end up taking Caraway's arm home anyway….

    • Brian Cox

      I think if they actually fought, she'd get killed. However, if it was a straight up grappling match with no G 'n P….could be. Very well might be, but in a real fight, I'm sorry I'd have to give it to Caraway.

      Hats off to Ronda for saying it and being serious about it. Once again, the lady Champ shows ****s. The simple fact that the fight can't or won't happen, gives her a big advantage in the smack-talk wars. She can run her mouth all day and what's he going to do about it and the irony is, if Ronda was allowed…my guess is, she'd take the fight. Once again, the lady champ would be apt to have the ****s to do it.

      • thexperience1

        I dont think so man… Caraway's striking is far from impressive and if he would try to take Rousey down, she'd catch him. She's just too slick with it and too fluid with the transitions. Caraway is a really good wrestler and when it comes to physical strenght he would have an advantage but Rousey's technique is near PERFECT. He would have problems on the ground…

        • falcon4917

          Trust me Rousey would not win this fight. I can't stand Caraway and would think it was funny if he did lose to Rousey but it would not happen. He is far to well rounded for her and also has the advantages of being a man. Meisha put up a great fight against Rousey and she said that Caraway can rag doll her any given day.

  • Ivy

    He'd overpower her.

    • Brian Cox

      That would be my guess.

  • akieyugames

    Would like to see a Man's arm among Ronda's trophies.

    • Brian Cox

      Who knows? Maybe someday it will happen.

  • Entity

    That is definitely not a win-win situation for her boyfriend. If he lost Meisha would probably dump him and he'd have been whooped by a girl. If Meish happened to beat Rousey after his loss, both would have basically beat him and she'd dump him. LMAO ok, lets see it!

    • Entity

      and if he won, he simply beat up a girl hahah

    • Brian Cox

      Yeah, it's some ugly MMA & relationship math, no matter how it's calculated.

      …being beat by a Oh, man. Live that one down at the dojo.