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Daniel Cormier Explains Why Amanda Nunes Was “The Only Fight” For Ronda Rousey

Kelsey Mowatt

Ronda Rousey

If you’re one of the people that believes the UFC shouldn’t have booked Ronda Rousey for a championship fight with Amanda Nunes, well, Daniel Cormier isn’t on your team.

Recently the promotion announced that Rousey will face Nunes at UFC 207, which will take place on December 30th in Las Vegas. The bout will mark the return of Rousey, as the star hasn’t fought since last November, when she was brutally KO’d by Holly Holm.

In recent weeks, there was considerable talk and speculation, as to whether Rousey would return to a title fight. Although most people believed that’s the direction the UFC would go, some wondered if perhaps the Judoka might gun for a rematch with Holm.

Well, during the latest “UFC Tonight”, here’s what Cormier had to say about the upcoming match-up (quote via FOX Sports 1 press release):

“I think it’s the only fight for her. It’s too dangerous taking warm-up fights. You want everything surrounding Ronda to be bigger. What’s bigger than a championship fight? They need her back and they need somebody to bring stability to the division.”

Really, considering how dominant of a champion Rousey was, and because of huge a star she is, it’s not surprising to see Cormier saying this. Especially since Holm was decisioned by Valentina Shevchenko in her last outing.

UFC 207 will be hosted by the T-Mobile Arena.

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