Dana White: Ronda Rousey will fight Cyborg as soon as Cyborg gets to 135
After Ronda Rousey needed just 34 seconds to knock out Bethe Correia in Brazil on Saturday night, many are wondering if there is any female fighter in the world who can stop the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion. The next in line to try could be Cris “Cyborg” Justino.
UFC president Dana White said after UFC 190 that he would put together a Rousey-Cyborg fight the day Cyborg commits to getting down to 135 pounds.
Dana White: The day Cyborg makes the weight, the Rousey fight is going to happen. I think that fight does 2.5 million PPV buys.
— MMAFighting.com (@MMAFighting) August 2, 2015
Cyborg currently fights at 145 pounds in the Invicta Fighting Championships because the UFC doesn’t have a 145-pound division for women. She wrote on her Facebook page Sunday morning that her next fight will be at 140.
“My next fight is 140lbs, then I hope we get a chance to give fans the WMMA fight the most violent fight in the history of MMA!” Cyborg wrote.
Rousey, who fights at 135, said she is ready to fight Cyborg whenever the Brazilian fighter ditches the steroids.
“I’m prepared to deal with anything. That’s why I’m the champ,” Rousey said Saturday, via Damon Martin of FOXSports.com. “I fight in the UFC 135-pound division. She can fight at 145 pumped full of steroids and she can make weight just like everybody else without them.”
Cyborg was popped for using steroids before a fight in 2011. White has made some huge guarantees about a potential Rousey-Cyborg fight, but Cyborg has to shed some pounds first.
For now, it appears that Rousey could be heading toward a third fight with Miesha Tate for her next title defense.