UFC’s president Dana White appeared Tuesday on the “UFC Unfiltered” podcast to discuss a number of topics. Of note was the discussion regarding the possibility of a super fight between former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey and Cris “Cyborg” Justino. White feels the fight is still a possibility, saying Rousey “wants to fight” Justino, once the two sides agree on what weight the bout would take place at.
“Listen, Ronda wants to fight her. We’d have to figure out what weight, (but) Ronda wants that fight,” said White.
Rousey (12-1) has not fought since her UFC 193 loss to Holly Holm where she lost the 135-pound championship. She has fought in the past at as high as 150 pounds. Justino is coming off of a second round TKO victory over Lina Lansberg at UFC Fight Night in Brasilia, Brazil. Justino has fought two bouts in UFC, winning both by knockout at a 140 pound catchweight, and is the 145-pound champion in Invicta FC.
Weight has been the biggest stumbling block between the two camps. UFC in the past had insisted that Justino drop to 135 pounds, a weight she has never been able to attain, since UFC does not have a 145-pound weight class. White said that “there aren’t enough 145 pound female fighters to start a 145 pound division. Cyborg is one girl, floating out there, who has that type of star power.” It seems now that UFC may be softening on that stance and considering holding the fight as a catchweight bout.