UFC Brasilia has ended but the Ronda Rousey and Cyborg Justino saga is still at large. Cristiane ?Cyborg? Justino called out the former pound-for-pound women?s MMA queen after her second round TKO stoppage of opponent Lina Lansberg in UFC Brasilia on September 24, 2016.
Cyborg has told Fox Sports that she wants Ronda Rousey to come back to the Octagon for their highly anticipated match. She added that ?I think she should show people even when you lose, it?s not the end of the world. You cannot give up.?
Ronda Rousey has raked in the stardom that her Olympic pedigree and MMA performance gave her. She starred in many commercials such as Burger King and Reebok. She has also been featured in movies such as The Expendables 3, Entourage and Furious 7. Many think that MMA would just be a stepping stone to her stardom just as the former face of women?s MMA, Gina Carano, had stopped competing after falling to Cyborg. Rousey, though, could take a different lane. She could come back as her controversial trainer, Edmond Tarverdyan, said that she will return as the best Ronda Rousey that anyone has ever seen. This is according to his interview via ESPN ????
Ronda Rousey vs. Cyborg Justino
This is the fight that many fans have been waiting to see. Many have thought that Rousey and the UFC had been ducking the fight with Cyborg Justino. It is well known that doping violations were cited to justify not taking the bout sooner. There was the weight issue where Cyborg finds it hard to make 135lbs, the weight the Rousey competes in and had been the champion in.
Should this take place, it would be somewhat of a classic striker versus grappler match where two stars shine more than the other in one aspect of the MMA game. The only lost that Cyborg had acquired in her MMA career was in her first fight via submission by kneebar. The only lost the Ronda Rousey had in her MMA tenure was a KO in her last fight against Holly Holm.
Will Rousey come back this year? Will the fight take place at bantamweight or in catchweight? Will she come back against Amanda Nunes or take on Cyborg? What do you think her next step will be? Leave your comments below.
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