During a recent appearance on Fox Sports show Speak for Yourself, Dana White said that the long-awaited bout between former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and current Invicta FC featherweight queen Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino will happen at some point in the future, as long as Rousey beats Amanda Nunes in December.
“[If Rousey] wins that fight, her and Cris Cyborg are eventually going to fight,” said the UFC president. “Ronda wants that fight. It will be the biggest pay-per-view in UFC history(via MMAFighting).”
Eventually? Sounds pretty vague Dana, and we don’t like vagueness in the fight game.
“We’ll see what happens,” White said when pushed to provide a time frame for the bout. “This thing’s got to play out first and we’ll see what happens.”
What fans and the media were probably hoping for was the word ‘next’ or some sort of rough date – like ‘spring/summer 2017’. Instead we got ‘eventually’ and ‘we’ll see’. Not the most encouraging terminology.
Perhaps a little worried by the sort of language that White chose to use, ‘Cyborg’ has since made a plea to MMA fans via social media.
“It’s the promoter’s job to make the biggest fights for the fans at the time most people want to watch them,” wrote the terrifying Brazilian fighter on Instagram. “If you are a fan and want to see this fight, now is the time to let the UFC and Dana know.”
Alongside her urgent message, Justino jokingly posted a faux Pay-per-view poster for UFC 431 in April 2038 which included aged depictions of both herself and Rousey.
Hey, don’t underestimate the power of the slow-builder.
Are you ready to buy the Cyborg Vs Rousey PPV? I’m Ready to fight @rondarousey . Dana has said she is “willing” to fight me. It’s the promoters job to make the biggest fights for the fans at the time the most people want to watch them. If you are a fan and want to see this fight, now is the time to let the UFC and Dana know. I have already done 5 fights on my UFC contract–they know I can’t make 135. I have done 2 fights at 140. I want to defend my belt. If the promoter is unable to make this fight, I can not hold my career and the 145 division forever waiting. ???????? Você está pronto para comprar PPV Cyborg Vs Rousey? Isso é trabalho dos promotores dar aos fãs as lutas que eles querem ver! Os grandes promotores, são capazes de dar as maiores lutas para os fãs quando eles são mais relevantes. Eu estou pronto para lutar. Dana diz Ronda Rousey “disposta que quer muito essa luta. Já fiz 5 lutas no meu contrato com o UFC – eles sabem que eu não posso fazer 135. Eu fiz 2 lutas em 140. Eu quero o defender o meu cinturão. Se o promotor não é capaz de fazer essa luta, eu não posso segurar minha carreira. Irei voltar a minha divisão 145lbs que está à minha espera.