Welcome back to another edition of the MMA Take! This week, I want to focus on the return of Ronda Rousey. Sure, she has a big fight coming up against Amanda Nunes, but what if she defeats Nunes? Would her next fight be the long awaited fight with Cris Cyborg? I'll get into that.
Should Ronda Rousey Square Off Against Cris Cyborg if She Defeats Amanda Nunes: As much as I like to see her get her revenge on Holly Holm, Holm has already lost her stock after losing consecutive matches in the UFC. At this point, people believe that Holm's win was because Rousey wasn't in her game. Think of Rocky III where Rocky had all the fame, and then it blew up in his face after losing to Clubber Lang. But anyways, Holm vs. Rousey II isn't the hottest ticket in town. Another fight that isn't the hottest ticket in town is Tate vs. Rousey III. Tate had two opportunities to beat Rousey, and I doubt the third time is going to be the charm. Dana White has closed the window on that fight. Now, what is left is the fight we've been waiting for. Cyborg vs. Rousey at catchweight. Since I am a Rousey supporter, Rousey started in Strikeforce fighting at 145 before she broke Julia Budd's arm, and then went to 135 to fight Tate. So, while Rousey can say that Cyborg should fight at 135, we're not going to see that. However, Rousey has cleaned out everybody at 135. But she wants one thing, and that one thing is her title and get a main event fight, against Cyborg at 145. If Rousey is going to play politics, then I suggest she meets Cyborg in the middle and fight at the appropriate catchweight of 140. If she can beat Nunes, there's one fight left, and that is Cris Cyborg.