Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Dana White: Rousey Wants To Fight Cyborg In UFC Return Bout, Willing To Make 140 Lbs.

Well, it looks like the rumors regarding a potential Women’s super fight between Ronda Rousey and Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino is about to pick back up.

UFC President Dana White appeared on the latest episode of the UFC Unfiltered podcast and spoke with hosts Matt Serra and Jim Norton about a potential Rousey-Cyborg showdown inside the Octagon.

Regarding the possibility of the fight finally taking place, White revealed that he spoke with the former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion and she indicated to him that she would, in fact, like to fight the reigning Invicta FC Featherweight Champion.

“Ronda wants to fight her,” White said. “We’ll have to figure out at what weight to fight.”

The UFC boss continued, pointing out that “Rowdy” Ronda could take a potential fight with Cris “Cyborg” at a catch weight bout of 140 pounds, which is the weight Cyborg has competed at in both of her two appearances inside the Octagon.

“But Ronda wants that fight. … Ronda could do [1]40,” White added.

Additionally, White reiterated his previous statement regarding the lack of interest in creating and building a new Women’s Featherweight [145 pound] division around the reigning 145-pound champion of the all-women’s Invicta FC promotion.

“I don’t think so,” said White when asked if he would consider adding a 145-pound women’s division in the UFC. “I think, first of all, there aren’t enough 145-pound female fighters to start a 145-pound division. There just isn’t. You know? Cyborg is this one girl floating out there who had that type of star power. She headlined Brazil for us.”

Check out Dana White’s interview on the latest edition of the “UFC Unfiltered” podcast from earlier this week by clicking here.

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