UFC 184: Ronda Rousey finishes Cat Zingano in just 14 seconds

With the win, Rousey has now defended her UFC bantamweight title successfully five consecutive times with her last three defenses lasting a combined 1:36 seconds. Source.com has been cage side for Rousey’s last two title defense which have lasted a combine 30 seconds.
Zingano raced out of her corner and threw a flying knee at Rousey which is something she had never done previously on any of her UFC fights. Rousey caught Zingano midair, threw her to the floor during the ensuing scramble and jumped into the straight right armlock.
“We were actually suspecting she might do something flying at me right away,” Rousey said. “I’ve actually been working on that behind arm armbar. Not from that angle, but hey, it works.”
It was over so quickly, Zingano seemed stunned. Anyone in attendance or watching on pay-per view who knows what she has been through over the last year and half just to get this title shot, heart had to go out to the previous undefeated Zingano.
“I want to do it again,” Zingano said. “I just, f—. She did it. She did a great job. I want to do it again.”
Photo by: Mike Bacos
Photo by: Mike Bacos
For Rousey’s mother, who began teaching her daughter armbars and other grappling techniques at a very early age, said spectacularly quick finishes are the way to go.
“I think stylistically Ronda was a really bad matchup for Cat because she is typically a slow starter,” Dr. Ann Maria Rousey DeMars, on her daughter’s stoppage of Zingano in the first round via armbar submission. “By Cat throwing the knee she typically wouldn’t throw, she was rushed and you can’t be that way at this level. I’m sometimes surprised by the decisions Ronda makes but when I step back and see how she finishes people even I have to step back and say wow that was a really great decision.”
For Rousey’s manager, Brad Slater, summing up what his client does is simple.
“Ronda is a superhero plain and simple, and I’m never surprised by what she does.”
Despite being eleven fights into her career, Rousey is still amazingly below 25 total minutes of the fight time it takes to compete a five-round championship fight at (24:41).
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Photo by: Mike Bacos
After defending her UFC women’s bantamweight title for the third time in a one-year span on Saturday, Rousey plans to take a little time away from the Octagon to film a movie before she accepts another fight.
She had an agreement with the organization prior to the fight that she’d be taking a brief break following the event.
What’s next for the “Rowdy” one in the Octagon is anyone’s guess.
She expressed interest in fighting either Holly Holm (8-0) or Bethe Correia (9-0). Correa, who flew in all the way from Brazil to be cage side for the fight, has scored wins over two of Rousey’s training partners in Jessamyn Duke and Shayna Baszler. Holm won her UFC debut in Saturday’s co-main event, outpointing Raquel Pennington via split decision.
“Holly Holm is a world champion boxer, and I want to test myself against that striking,” Rousey said immediately after the fight. “And Bethe Correia is undefeated and I’d like to take that ’0′ away from her.”

Aston Martin expanding Lagonda Taraf availability outside of Middle East

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Due to popular demand, Aston Martin has confirmed it will now offer the Lagonda Taraf sedan in additional markets outside the Middle East. Unfortunately, North America does not appear to be one of them.

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Justin Bieber Scoots Around In His Birthday Present: A ’65 Lincoln Continental!

He’s already got the hottest sports cars around, so why not add a classic to his stable?!

Ahead of his 21st birthday, Justin Bieber shared a picture of himself at the wheel of his brand new (to him) present: a ’65 Lincoln Continental!

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According to reports, his friends John and Sammy Shahidi are responsible for the present, and when he received it on Thursday night, he went cruising up and down the Sunset Strip.

The $20,000 whip was restored over a few months by the Shahidis, and it’s just like the one from Entourage, which is a favorite show of The Biebs.

It’s not the most expensive car in the world, but in this case, it’s absolutely the thought that matters.

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William Shatner Won’t Attend Leonard Nimoy’s Ceremony & Defends Himself On Twitter While Welcoming A Discussion About His Absence

This has got to be an incredibly painful time for William Shatner, since his good friend and former Star Trek co-star Leonard Nimoy passed away just days ago.

Even sadder, Captain Kirk won’t be able to attend Mr. Spock’s funeral. He explained on Twitter:

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True to his word, Shatner signed onto Twitter on Sunday to interact with fans, but found that many of them were angry about his decision to skip the service. He defended his decision though, and how he planned to handle it, tweeting:

But after the bashing, William gave fans a chance to start over. He said:

And they remembered him in a BIG way! Mr. Shatner had the most glowing things to say about his co-star, like:

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