Rousey has been clinical during her MMA career (©GettyImages)
Rousey has been clinical during her MMA career (©GettyImages).

Is Ronda Rousey becoming too dominant for the UFC?

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Ronda Rousey stopped Alexis Davis in just 16 seconds at UFC 175 last Saturday and it's left many wondering can she actually be stopped?

The UFC Women's Bantamweight champion has been a force in MMA ever since she made the switch from Judo, where she won an Olympic medal and boasts a perfect record - 10 fights, 10 stoppages.

Davis was the latest in a long list of women who have fallen at the hands (and legs) of Rousey and it leaves the division desperate for a fresh top-rated challenger as Rousey has finished off the rest.

With breakthrough roles in The Expendables 3 and Fast and Furious 7 alongside the likes of action stars like The Rock, Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger, a possible switch to Hollywood and an early retirement doesn't leave long left for Rousey to be beat.

Or the better question is can she be beat?

With her victory over Davis, it leaves only one fighter in the top five left to face Rousey - Cat Zingano and she's been out of action for over a year.

Zingano defeated Miesha Tate in April last year to earn her number one contender's shot but injuries and personal tragedies have seen her on the shelf with no scheduled return time and there's no way the UFC could put her straight into a fight with Rousey.

Zingano is 8-0 herself and was tipped to be Rousey's closest fight yet but with the delays her time may of passed and nobody knows what Zingano is like at the moment as a fighter.

The most interesting narrative that they could build from within the division is Bethe Correia and her attempts at dismantling 'The Four Horsewomen of MMA'. She boasts a victory of Jessamyn Duke and will fight Shayna Baszler next which leaves Rousey at bantamweight and Marina Shafir at featherweight.

Correia is still a way aways from the top of the division though and although she's ranked number 10, she doesn't have a win over anyone else in the top 10, let alone top 5.

It's fair to say that most of the division doesn't deserve a shot, or at least a second shot at the moment so who does that leave for Rousey?

Well despite initial concerns and out of hand rejections, Dana White appeared warmer than ever to signing Cris 'Cyborg' Justino last weekend, which would be the biggest women's MMA fight in history.

Rousey and 'Cyborg' have been at each other's throats for most of their careers and while 'Cyborg' has actively planned for a fight, Rousey has laughed off the Brazilian due to her drug test failures and the weight advantage.

It would require 'Cyborg' to drop to bantamweight and prove she can handle it, which has been the crucial issue ever since the UFC bought out Strikeforce and started its own women's division.

It would be a tough task for 'Cyborg' but it would be the dream fight of women's MMA, the one to end all debate, kind of like Muhammed Ali versus Mike Tyson.

Outside of 'Cyborg', the other talent to bring in would be Gina Carano, who in the past couple months has been linked to a return to MMA after retiring to pursue an acting career.

Carano last fought in 2009, where she lost to 'Cyborg' via first round knockout and retired with a professional record of 7-1. Maybe two years the fight would've been closer but now, it would like be another whitewash for Rousey.

The potential opponents for Rousey have narrowed significantly in the past year and now the UFC must be some what thankful for Rousey's injuries sidelining her for the rest of the year.

It gives them six months or longer to find someone to match up against Rousey but at the moment the pickings are slim and you'd back Rousey to beat any opponent that she's paired against.

So can Rousey be beat? No. At least not by anyone currently in the UFC but in another year things could be very much different and the Golden Girl of MMA could be looking to climb the very ladder she sits atop at the moment.

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