The much anticipated superfight between Ronda Rousey and Cris Cyborg isn’t happening, at least not any time soon. Rumors that the fight was coming together hit a fever pitch over the weekend after Cris Cyborg revealed that the UFC had offered her the fight for December 5 at Cowboys Stadium. Her agent confirmed with ESPN that she was willing to take the fight at Rousey’s weight of 135 pounds, the main sticking point in past negotiations.
But now the UFC’s Cowboys Stadium plans have been officially nixed. An event featuring Conor McGregor vs. Jose Aldo for the featherweight strap has been booked in Vegas for December 12, and Ronda Rousey will not be fighting on it. As for Cyborg, Dana White had this to say to Yahoo Sports:
“The deal with Cyborg is, we told her to make 135 and then we would talk about a fight with Ronda,” White said Monday. “And they haven’t done that. They’re still talking about fighting at 140 [in her next fight in Invicta]. What is wrong with these people? But we already said that Ronda was fighting Miesha Tate next and that’s what we’re going to do.”
That hasn’t stopped Cris Cyborg from continuing to petition for the fight, turning Ronda Rousey’s Do Nothing B*tch catchphrase back at the UFC Champion:
One thing seems for sure: Cris Cyborg is done sitting on the sidelines waiting for a fight with Ronda Rousey to come together. She’s talking like she wants it and is willing to chase Ronda to get it. Now all she has to do is make 135 pounds once, and there will be no legitimate reason why the fight can’t happen. For now, though, we’ll have to take Ronda Rousey vs Miesha Tate III at a date and location to be determined.
(via Yahoo Sports)