Bare with me because as I’m still upset this may not be the best material that I’m capable of. As some of you may know I haven’t been a long time fan of WMMA. In fact my love for the sport started only back in September of last year when TUF18 aired. It was TUF18 that led me to discover Marina Shafir, Shayna Baszler, Ronda Rousey and of corse the women that’s the topic of this blog Jessamyn Duke.
With that being said I’m not WMMA smart. I mean I know the basics but I’m still learning. Today was a day that I’ve been excited for since it was announced. In fact other then wrestlemania this was one of the things I was counting down for. It was Jessamyn “The Gun” Duke squaring off against Bethe “the carnivore” Correira.
Now admittedly I know nothing about Correia other then going into this bout she had an undefeated record of 7-0 pretty impressive right?
Just like Correira, Duke also had an undefeated record of 3-0 going into this bout so we knew that by the end of the night someone would no longer have a “zero” in their record. I’m sure you know who I was siding with simply based off some of my past post and or videos and if not just look at the title of this blog.
You could imagine how upset I was when the UD came back in the favor of Correira. However I wasn’t surprised. Throughout the fight I kept saying if this goes to decision Duke is loosing and that was simply because Correira landed more strikes. Honestly as a fan I don’t know what happened to Duke, because I truly thought she had it. I was so confident that truly I was hurt that the outcome was different.
With all this being said though I know it’s not the last we’ve seen of “The Gun” I know what she can do and despite what some of the naysayers may say she is not “just a fluke” she is indeed a rising star. Sure she may have lost this battle but there will be many more on the horizon. Jess is still very young and this is only the beginning. She will live to fight another day. She will continue to get better and better. The sky is the limit for her.
I’ll even go on record to say that “The Gun” is the next big thing in WMMA and one day SHE WILL be a threat to Rousey’s title and undefeated record. The JessMovement is not dead. It will live on for many years to come.