Major League Baseball is trying to shorten its contests.
Ronda Rousey does not have that problem.
Rousey reminded everyone Saturday night why she's the best fighter in the world. She dispatched Cat Zingano in 14 seconds with an arm-bar hold in their 135-pound class UFC championship match.
This is not to say she cannot be beaten. Certainly Jon Jones, Connor McGregor, or Rampage Jackson would prevail if they stepped into the octagon with her. But in terms of her weight class, and her gender, Rousey is untouchable, never mind unbeatable. Four of her title defenses have ended in the first round.
Pay-per-view customers shelled out $59.95 plus tax to watch the UFC 184 card, live from Staples Center in Los Angeles. It featured Rousey and Zingano as the co-main event. The fighters were a combined 19-0 before the fight, which left Rousey at 11-0 and virtually untested as a professional UFC combatant.
When it was over, Zingano was stunned. "I wan to do it again. F--k. I want to do it again," she told the crowd. "I was just stunned and speechless and caught in that moment."
Maybe next time Rousey can carry her for a full 15 seconds. That would be just fine with many who watched.
Vin Diesel was one of many movie idols in attendance at ringside, but it was Rousey who was truly fast and furious on this night.
"We took a women's co-main event and sold out the Staples Center," Rousey said. "There's nothing hanging over that. I'm very proud of what I did tonight."
Rousey will likely have to move up in weight to find a worthy opponent. Of course, given her rising stature outside the octagon, she might want to consider walking away from it all and look toward Hollywood for her financial future.
It seems in the ring she may have no where to go but down from here.