Some people believe Ronda Rousey will face a stiff test when she battles Cat Zingano at UFC 184 last this month, but if the bantamweight champ takes out the challenger, then what?
Aside from the #1 ranked Zingano, Rousey has already taken out the rest of the division’s top 5 ranked contenders, including Alexis Davis, Miesha Tate (twice), Sarah McMann and Sarah Kaufman. Yes, there has been considerable talk about Rousey fighting Cris “Cyborg”, but the Invicta FC featherweight champ isn’t even signed with the UFC.
Holly Holm has also been mentioned as a possible challenger, but the undefeated fighter and renowned boxer won’t make her UFC debut until February 28th. If Holm scores an impressive win over Raquel Pennington, then there will be more buzz about her championship prospects, but even then, would the UFC tap her for a title fight after just one bout?
Well, recently Dana White was asked about Rousey’s future, provided she defeats Zingano later this month, and the UFC President threw out this zinger (quote via MMA Fighting.com):
“She’s gonna have to start fighting men if she walks through Cat Zingano,” joked White.
“If Ronda Rousey walks through Cat Zingano the way she has walked through every body else, I don’t know what to do with her”
Yes, if Rousey scores a win over Zingano, then one would think the UFC may look to expedite the process of getting “Cyborg” under contract. The latter is actually scheduled to fight Charmain Tweet the night before UFC 184 for Invicta FC.
The #7 ranked Bethe Correia, who has won three straight fights with the UFC, has also been campaigning hard for a scrap with Rousey. If Correia records another impressive win, she could also be a candidate.
UFC 184 will be hosted by the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.