Originally Posted by 1inthechamber
He's gambling with toying with a women's division (something he said he'd never do), let alone having the first women's match headline a ppv.
That's more than enough to make him have her best interest in mind
Sure which is why she is fighting Carmouche for the title defense.... Best case scenario the first couple events with a woman's title fight will pull in a bit of the novelty interest in it but once that wears off the division will have to start doing things to make it more interesting to the masses. Having a a protected champion isn't going to do that and should Ronda lose who better to lose to then a viable legitimate threat like Cyborg.
Ronda can be marketed on her looks, in ring skill and past Olympic background but if she were to fall the next best option to hold the title would be Cyborg. While Cyborg isn't as marketable she at least has an established name and some selling points.
Ronda succeeding is in the UFC's best interest no doubt however the woman's division failing is not a good thing for the UFC and it will fail with out legit contenders. No matter how much you think Dana may want to protect Ronda you know full well that the UFC is Dana's prime concern.