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Taz claims the Ronda Rousey vs. Holly Holm fight at UFC 193 was fixed

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Former ECW, WWE, and TNA star Taz has his own podcast, The Taz Show: Bodyslams and Beyond, on CBS Radio. On his latest episode, he claims Ronda Rousey's knockout loss to Holly Holm at UFC 193 this past Saturday night in Melbourne, Australia was fixed.

In pro wrestling terms, he says it was a work.

CBS Local Sports with the transcription:

"Why are some people not seeing this? This has been done in the wrestling industry for years. A guy or girl is going to take a break or go away, or has an injury that they have to tend to, whatever the reasons are, and they're a champion - you take the championship off of them. You do not want your champion sitting home or making a movie, ‘Roadhouse 2' or whatever Rousey's going to do, or whatever Rousey's going to do, or just needs a personal break, which she's earned. This girl's earned it. But you don't want that person sitting home for five, six, seven months with that championship. IT'S BAD FOR BUSINESS! TAKE THE BELT OFF HER!"

But wait! There's more!

He goes on to say that just because it was a work doesn't mean everyone was in on it, like the referee, or even Holm. He also explained where he thinks the work was:

"If you look at the actual K.O. - now, she did get nailed, Rousey, with several shots before the finish of the fight. Nothing that was like ‘oh my god,' but she got popped a few times. But if you look at the actual knockout, as Rousey, she went for kind of a lazy punch or something - not lazy but she kind of missed - and as she spun to turn around her back was kind of turned to Holm. And as she slowly turned, a high round kick, I believe it was the left foot, or left leg of Holm, catches Rousey, drops Rousey, and then Holm grounds and pounds for three shots - boom, boom, boom. Ref gets in the middle, fight's over, new champion Holly Holm. I'm telling you right now, that whole series, was the work. And I'm not sure who was in on it and who wasn't but I know this much: the ref probably wasn't in on it. Maybe he was I don't know. Rousey was in on it - and again, this is all my opinion. Holm might not have been in on it."

You buying it? Or is this just some wacky promotion for his podcast?