Rumors Swirling of Possible Rousey vs Cyborg Fight in July

Published on March 2nd, 2014 3:42 pm EST

According to UFC commentator Joe Rogan, the UFC is planning a "huge announcement" in regards to their "women's fighting" sometime this week.

Rogan's cryptic comments have gotten people speculating as to what announcement could be coming. There are various theories being floated right now, including:

-Rousey vs Cyborg
-Rousey vs Carano
-Rousey vs Zingano
-Rousey vs Holly Holm
-the purchase of Invicta

Of these possibilities, the first seems most likely to me.

Ronda Rousey does not have any truly dangerous opponents right now that are standing in front of her. Sure, Zingano vs Rousey would be an interesting fight (Zingano is currently recovering from an injury), but nobody seriously thinks that Cat would win that fight.

The fight that gets everybody excited right now is "Cyborg" vs Ronda Rousey. This is the "big money" fight in women's MMA right now, and it would not surprise me if the UFC eventually decided to make this fight. Further supporting the Rousey/Cyborg theory is the fact that Cyborg recently revealed that she is intending on cutting down to 135 pounds - in the past, Cyborg said that she would be unable to make 135 pounds, and Rousey stated that she would not be moving up to fight Cyborg.

Rousey/Cyborg, perhaps on the UFC's July card, would seemingly make the most sense to me right now.

After that, some people have been speculating about a Rousey/Gina Carano fight. Sure, this would attract some eyeballs, but Carano hasn't fought in nearly four years. I can't imagine that the UFC would throw her into a fight against Ronda Rousey.

Other possibilities include a Rousey/Holm announcement (would this be "huge" news? I don't think so) or the possible purchase of Invicta by the UFC. Given that the UFC is actively building out their women's divisions, this would also make some sense.

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My gut says that Rousey/Cyborg is announced for the summer later this week, but we'll see..


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