If there was one fighter who was the most disappointed from Ronda Rousey’s knockout loss to Holly Holm it had to be Cris “Cyborg”. A potential Rousey/Cyborg bout had been rumored for years and in the past few months it had finally seemed that the ball was rolling and the two women would finally square off. After Rousey’s loss it looks as if Cyborg has given up hopes on a potential bout, at least for now.
The only hurdle holding Cyborg from facing Rousey was her weight class. A back and forth had gone on for years between Cyborg, Rousey, and the UFC on what weight class the bout would take place in. If Cyborg wanted to face Rousey it would have to be at 135-pounds. Cyborg finally broke down and agreed to at least try and get down to the weight limit and it seemed that all parties were on the same page. It was announced that Cyborg’s next bout would be a catchweight of 140-pounds in her first attempt to make weight for a potential Rousey bout. Now those plans are off according to Invicta FC president Shannon Knapp.
In an interview with “Inside MMA” Knapp stated that Cyborg will defend her featherweight title at Invicta FC 15 in January. She also touched on the likelihood of a Rousey/Cyborg bout happening after the results of UFC 193, “But especially with the announcement that Holly and Ronda will have a rematch, it does take (Justino vs. Rousey) off the table for her and shelves it for a bit. But I still think there’s a desire there at some point. It’s still a fight I’d like to see, whether it’s Ronda or Holly or wherever it is.”
You can see the interview below courtesy of AXS TV.