For a time, one of the biggest super fights possible in MMA was one pitting former Strikeforce and UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey against former Strikeforce, Invicta, and now UFC featherweight champion Cris Cyborg.
Regrettably, this fight never came together, and now that Rousey is firmly embedded in the pro wrestling world, it almost certainly never will. That said, Cyborg would still like to compete with Rousey. In fact, she’d even be willing to meet Rousey in the WWE ring — even if the pro wrestling organization wanted her to lose the match.
”I think Ronda’s biggest fear was losing to me, so if we were to do it in WWE she would have to win,” Cyborg told MMA Fighting. “I don’t have such a big ego, but if we were to put on a show for the fans, something like that, no problem. But I don’t see myself in it now.”
While Cyborg still yearns for a some ring-time with Rousey, she does commend her rival on the work she’s doing as a pro wrestler.
”I watched her perform in WWE. She went a different path, right?” Cyborg said. “Because she lost and didn’t return to MMA, everybody saw she’s not (built) for MMA. If she was, she would have returned even with a loss, like every other athlete does. Losing is part of the sport.”
”She can do whatever she wants in WWE, they decide what happens beforehand,” she continued. “But I believe she’s happy. It’s a difficult job because she has to act and that’s not easy, for sure, but she’s doing well.”
Would you be interested in seeing Ronda Rousey and Cris Cyborg meet in the pro wrestling ring?
This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 8/8/2018.