Ronda Rousey versus Cris Cyborg could possibly be closer than ever before after years and years of teasing the monster match up that all mixed martial arts (MMA) fans want to watch. In fact, company president Dana White recently insisted that Rousey “absolutely, positively” wanted to fight the ferocious Brazilian. Cyborg even took to Twitter to address these rumors, calling out “Rowdy” for a Superbowl weekend showdown.
#Superbowl weekend @RondaRousey or do you need more time to make your bed? pic.twitter.com/dAaJHpZoj1
— Cris Cyborg (@criscyborg) September 27, 2016
However, White announced yesterday that Rousey will returning to the Octagon at UFC 207, which takes place inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Dec. 30, 2016, to fight women’s Bantamweight champion, Amanda Nunes. As much as all fight fans would love to see Rousey vs. Cyborg, it will be good for “Rowdy” to fight Nunes first. She doesn’t need to fight the legend Cyborg in her first fight back, especially since she’ll be going up in weight to do so (140-pound Catchweight more than likely). White had some interesting things to say about this situation on the show “Speak For Yourself” on FOX Sports 1.
“Everybody wants it right here right now, it doesn’t happen that way,” he said. “I promise you this, Ronda has to come in and fight on December 30th, Ronda has to win. The girl (Amanda Nunes) she is fighting is no pushover, she’s nasty and tough and Ronda has a fight on her hands there. She wins that fight, her and Cris Cyborg are eventually going to fight.”
The risk for Rousey outweighs her reward. If she were to lose to Cyborg at this particular time, her career is pretty much done. She would have had a hard ….View full article
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