A matchup between Invicta 145 lb champion Cris Cyborg and former UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey has been a dream of MMA fans for almost 5 years now.
Ronda managed to dominate the 145 lb division in part due to Cyborg’s 2011 drug suspension, she tested positive for anabolic steroids and was forced to vacate her title.
Ronda went on to mainstream stardom and Cyborg returned to haunt the 145lb ranks.
Cyborg has taunted Rousey for years and called for a catchweight fight between the two but the UFC wouldn’t budge. This was all before Cyborg actually made her UFC debut. Cris managed to convince the UFC to allow her a 140lb fight at UFC 198 in Brazil and she showed why she’s a huge asset for the company.
Cyborg has since called Ronda out a few times but there’s been no response from the Dana White-dubbed “baddest woman on the planet.”
If you’re wondering why Ronda is in no rush for a huge payday vs Cyborg, the following video should clear things up for you.
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