Women’s MMA has come a long way over the past many years, we have seen many great fights, but one must-see super fight falls apart without ever being booked. Of course, we are referring to Ronda Rousey vs. Cris Cyborg. Everyone on the planet wanted that fight everyone except Rousey, who said she wouldn’t fight Cyborg a pound above the bantamweight limit.
Rousey suffered back-to-back defeats at the hands of Holly Holm and Amanda Nunes, knocking the former judo Olympian off her seat and into self-imposed retirement from MMA.
Cyborg hasn’t stopped hunting Rousey down in the slightest. As it’s clear that Rousey seems to be done with MMA entirely and their fight never materialized under the UFC banner, but if Cyborg has her way, maybe the super fight can still happen. Justino thinks Wrestlemania would be a fine place to finish the business, as Rousey close to inking a deal with (WWE). Via Flo Combat:
“I think Ronda Rousey in the WWE would be an amazing thing,” Cyborg told FloCombat on Monday. “I just recently attended my first WWE event live when RAW was in [Los Angeles] filming and I absolutely loved the experience. If she really is done fighting and not returning to the UFC, I think the idea of a WWE match between us for the fans is still something everyone could get excited about.
“Could the Brazilian Vale Tudo Fighter beat the American shoot fighting champion? That seems like a pretty natural story line to a WrestleMania if you ask me. I know 70,000 fans who would still be willing to pack a stadium to see Cyborg vs. Rousey even if it took place in a three-rope ring instead of a cage.”
Cyborg is set to defend her UFC featherweight title against Holly Holm at UFC 219 in Las Vegas on Dec. 30.
Cyborg has actually had her eyes set on Holm for over a year after nearly being matched up with her on two previous occasions and in the final stages of her training camp.
Do you think Cyborg will ever fight with Ronda Rousey based on her recent statement?