Ronda Rousey’s coach Edmond Tarverdyan spoke to Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour to talk about a potential matchup between Rousey and Cris Cyborg.
“Absolutely, I like that fight,” he said, as transcribed by Luke Thomas for Cyborg” target=”_blank”>MMAFighting. “I love that fight. Ronda knows, I spoke to Ronda. I said, ‘You knock out Cyborg any given day.’ Ronda knocks out Cyborg. I believe even with one hand she fights Cyborg, she beats her.
“But that’s an exciting fight. That’s what I believe, but that’s a great fight, yes. Cyborg is a swinger, she’s tough. She’ll let her hands go and then she’ll get into a fight with Ronda and that’s an exciting fight. But what I believe with my fighter is my fighter is the best in the world. I would love to see that fight.”
“If they can make it happen. Let her come off that which she’s doing and make it fair and square, come down, they know where Ronda is. I would love that fight. I think the fans want to see that fight. I think MMA fans in the world really want to see an insane striker go up against, I would say a polished, precise common striker. So let’s do it. I would love that fight.”
“Ronda is in the best shape of her life. Ronda’s in her prime. It doesn’t matter. We could take that fight next fight. We just gotta talk to the UFC and Dana and see what’s on the table and we’ll figure it out.
“Right now I can’t tell if it should be the next fight or the fight after that, but she’s ready to go.”