Former Strikeforce champion Cris Cyborg could have been the one to face Ronda Rousey in the first-ever female fight put on by the UFC.
Instead, it was Liz Carmouche, as Cyborg and the UFC failed to come to an agreement.
Still, much like MMA fans have pushed for Georges St-Pierre vs. Anderson Silva for years, the prospects of a Cyborg-Rousey match are too much to ignore – even for Cyborg herself.
“If I keep knocking people out, nothing will hide what I’m doing,” the fighter said, during a recent interview with MMA Fighting. “(Dana White) won’t stop me. Every MMA fan wants to see me in the UFC. I’m happy at Invicta FC and I want to represent Invicta FC in the UFC.
“The more I grow, they won’t be able to protect Ronda from me anymore.”
Rousey is set to face Miesha Tate later this year, and Cyborg believes the challenger could have more success the second time around.
“I believe Miesha will come more prepared,” Cyborg stated. “I believe Miesha has more weapons to defeat Ronda, but I don’t really care who wins this fight.”