Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker confirmed that the promotion will likely look to book a Ronda Rousey vs. Cris Cyborg match if things unfold as planned over the next several months, Coker told MMAFighting.com recently.
Of course, that means Rousey is successful in her title defense against Sarah Kaufman later this year, and that Cyborg is granted her fight license after having it revoked due to a failed drug test.
“I think that’s gonna be inevitable,” Coker said. “I think that fight will happen at some point. We’re just waiting for Cyborg to get off her suspension. But, that conversation will happen once she’s back and ready to fight. Because her and Ronda at 135, that might be the highest rated show on Showtime for the year – or for the past fights we’ve done.”
Rousey submitted Miesha Tate to secure the title, and Cyborg has said in several interviews that she will move to 135 after her suspension is over. She was stripped of the Strikeforce featherweight title after the positive drug test, along with having her win over Hiroko Yamanaka changed to a no-contest. Her suspension ends on December 17.
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