Ronda Rousey is one of the most popular fighters in MMA. The current UFC bantamweight champion has dispatched all of her foes, finishing all of them with relative ease. Many thought Sara McMann, one of the best wrestlers in MMA, could pose serious challenges for Rousey, but she dispelled these notions rather quickly.
In the first, Rousey landed some great knees in the clinch, causing severe damage to McMann’s liver. She wasn’t able to continue, and many were wondering what opponent was next for Rousey. She’s one of the most dominate fighters in the world, and she’s running out of contenders to face.
The obvious answer for her next opponent is Cyborg Santos, but Rousey has stated vehemently that she would not face her unless she comes down to bantamweight. This is not the case with Gina Carano, however. Rousey stated she would gladly fight Carano at 145 if she ever came to the UFC.
For Rousey, Carano is the only reason why she got into fighting, so she believes a catch-weight fight would only be right and deserving. Cyborg certainly won’t be pleased with this, as she has been campaigning to fight Rousey ever since Rousey became a UFC champion. It seems like Rousey isn’t playing fair, and fans certainly won’t appreciate this answer.
Gina hasn’t been an active fighter since 2009, where her last fight ended with a loss. She would surely get dominated by Rousey, so the Cyborg fight is the only bout that makes since in terms of relevancy and competitiveness. Fans want to see super-fights, and for women’s MMA, Rousey vs. Cyborg needs to happen, and happen fast.