On Saturday night the landscape of the UFC women’s bantamweight division changed as Holly Holm knocked out Ronda Rousey to claim the women’s bantamweight championship.
In the wake of the knockout, many fans began talking about whether or not a superfight between Rousey and Cyborg still made sense.
The way Cyborg’s manager George Prajin sees it, the UFC needs a ‘money-making machine’ like Cyborg after Rousey was defeated.
Prajin spoke to ESPN:
“I really think the UFC should reassess the situation, reassess their assets and realize they have a money-making machine in Cris Cyborg. If people were in awe of the way Ronda was dominating fights, show them Cyborg’s highlight reel. It blows whatever Ronda was doing away. There’s a difference between armbarring somebody and knocking them out unconscious.”
“Everybody is saying, ‘Why are you happy when you just lost the big-dollar fight against Rousey? But in reality, Ronda was putting a lot of hurdles up for that fight and now we know why. I think Ronda’s camp knew if she fought somebody that was able to pick her apart on her feet, she was not going to be in a good position and that was exposed on Saturday,”
With Holly Holm as the UFC women’s bantamweight champion, do you think a fight between Rousey and Cyborg still makes sense?
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