What could be the most marketable fight in women's MMA history appears to be moving closer to reality.
Strikeforce women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey has risen quickly during her recent title reign, yet a much-anticipated fight with currently suspended ex-featherweight champ Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos has seemingly been stalled by public bickering over a proposed weight class.
UFC President Dana White, though, suggested progress is being made.
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UFC bought PRIDE, landed a FOX deal and created its own digital network. Surely they can find a way to get Cris Cyborg into the Octagon?
Gina Carano? Holly Holm? Pffffft.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey has a couple of in-house contenders breathing down her neck. One of them is the Alexis Davis, 3-0 since transitioning to the Octagon. The other is Cat Zingano, who earned her crack at the crown prior to her knee injury in 2013.
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Cris Cyborg Santos unleashed a fiery tirade targeted at Dana White and Ronda Rousey, but it came with an offer, an offer that could eventually lead to Rousey vs. Cyborg in the Octagon. read news >>
Strikeforce women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is officially UFC bound.
Following a week's worth of reports about a potential deal, UFC President Dana White today confirmed the signing.
White confirmed the UFC deal, which is the first for a female fighter, today while a guest on "The Jim Rome Show" ahead of Saturday's UFC 154 event.
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Check out BloodyElbow.com's UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Le Photo Gallery, which featured media scrums, stare downs, and a Q&A from Ronda Rousey and Dana White. read news >>
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A "super" fight between UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and women's MMA pioneer Gina Carano has felt like an awkward inevitability for a long while now.
"Awkward" because Carano hasn't fought since 2009, when she suffered a brutally lopsided knockout loss to Cris "Cyborg" Justino (at the time, Cris "Cyborg" Santos).
"Inevitable" because the UFC has been so desperate for star power, pay-per-view buys and opponents for Rousey.
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Ask UFC President Dana White who could possibly beat women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, and the answer you’ll get is a perplexing mix of anyone and no one.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>
Dana White claims to have offered Cris Cyborg a same deal as Ronda Rousey in the past, but according to the UFC president, she turned it down.
With every dominant win Ronda Rousey has over each female competitor they put against her, Dana White gets asked about when he would bring in a fellow dominant champion in Cris Cyborg. UFC 175 was no exception, and after Rousey's 16 second TKO over Alexis Davis, White was asked the same question and he became testy about it.
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Ronda Rousey’s 16-second knockout win over Alexis Davis at UFC 175 might roll out the red carpet to one of the most feared female fighters on the planet, Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino.
UFC President Dana White has typically downplayed the possibility of Cyborg ever coming to the UFC, but there was a much different tone in his voice at Saturday night's media scrum, as relayed by Chuck Mindenhall of MMAFighting.com, following Rousey’s fourth consecutive UFC title defense.
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LAS VEGAS – Ronda Rousey’s impact on women’s MMA is evident. After all, the UFC wouldn’t employ female fighters if it weren’t for the “Rowdy” one. But UFC boss Dana White believes she’s transcending the boundaries of MMA.Filed (...) read news >>
One of the highlights of any UFC fight week is the media scrum with Dana White after an event. UFC 175 was no exception.
These scrums often provide little nuggets of information that pique fans' interest. Among the many topics discussed after a Ronda Rousey fight is almost always Cris “Cyborg” Justino. However, White offered a bit more information during this particular scrum. White began by asking the surrounding media who would like him to sign Cyborg. All but one media member raised their han read news >>