Dana White says Ronda Rousey wants to fight Cris Cyborg before retirement

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Ever since Ronda Rousey announced her intention to retire from the Octagon sooner rather than later, fans have been wondering how many fights she has left in her.

Her first test is a women’s bantamweight title bout against Amanda Nunes at UFC 207, and a loss could cut short her plans to stick around for longer.


UFC president Dana White has already explained that Rousey is retiring soon because she wants to focus on carving out an acting career, having already appeared in some big-name blockbusters over the past couple of years.


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A whole host of names have been thrown around in regards to who could be one of her final opponents.

Miesha Tate is interested in a trilogy, while she’ll also want to avenge her only loss to Holly Holm.

But the most popular is clearly Cris Cyborg.


When TMZ caught up with White, he revealed that Rousey is still interested in making that fight happen, despite what other rumours may suggest.

He said: “I’ve been saying it for years that Ronda wants to fight Cris Cyborg.

“But any of these girls that weigh 135 pounds, Cyborg doesn’t want to go to 135, and I think to make this super fight that everybody wants to see, we’ll have to agree on a weight.

“I don’t know yet. Ronda may say, ‘I’ll take her at 145’, I don’t know, but I’m just assuming that’s what’s going to happen.”

UFC fans have already seen the lengths Cyborg has gone to cut weight, so it’s understandable why she doesn’t want to go through that process again, especially in a potential fight of this stature.

Now that Rousey’s days are numbered, she should give the fans what they want, and that’s a long-awaited clash with her bitter rival.

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