With Ronda Rousey tearing through UFC competitors left and right, it has left the UFC and MMA pundits scrambling for suitable contenders. It was only a matter of time before other WMMA stars would be brought into the mix. Cue Gina Carano, Cris Cyborg, and Holly Holm, who have all been deemed as possible contenders to the Women’s Bantamweight champion.
The issue is that none of the aforementioned women are on the UFC roster, among other things. The fight that most fans want to see is a matchup with former StrikeForce and current Invicta Featherweight champion, Cris Cyborg.
Cyborg is a Featherweight, who has previously stated she would ‘die’ if she cut down to 135. When Dana White and the UFC heard that statement, it was cut and dry that they would not sign her. White has said that Cyborg would need to cut to 135 a few times before giving her a shot at Ronda Rousey. Cyborg, in response to White, said she is looking to cut to 135 by September.
In a recent interview with MMAJunkie, Dana White explained that there is currently nothing on the table for Cyborg:
The crazy thing about talking about this is there is no negotiations or anything like that. She’s a 145-pounder.
Dana White continued, stating the other issues besides Cyborg’s weight:
She’s being mismanaged. She’s been mismanaged since the day that this whole thing went down, and she will continue to be mismanaged right until her career is over.
Cyborg seems to be a long shot to fight Rousey anytime soon. Dana White has made it clear that until Cyborg is ready to fight on the UFC’s terms, she will not get a crack at Rousey and the UFC title.