Joe Camporeale-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire
If we're to believe UFC President Dana White, Ronda Rousey vs. Cris Cyborg, potentially the biggest fight in women's MMA history, could be getting closer to coming together through his hard work.
He's working on it.
White, as vocal a supporter of Rousey's as you'll find, was asked at the UFC on FX 5 post-fight press conference if we're getting any closer to the bout actually coming to fruition. His response:
"I think so, yeah. I think we are. You've been seeing me hanging around with Ronda a lot, right? So, I'm working on it."
This comes just one day after the Octagon boss tweeted, "I want the cyborg fight so if 135 won't work let's get @RondaRousey to 145 :)" with the following picture.
When a reporter at the presser asked if the fight would happen in the UFC White simply smiled and said "next question."
Obviously, there are still plenty of hurdles. Rousey maintains she won't take the fight at 145-pounds because she thinks it would be unfair and the only way to make it fair would be if "Cyborg" cut down to 135-pounds, something the Brazilian says she simply cannot do.
There's also the issue of Santos' drug test failure and subsequent suspension, which won't come up until December. From the sounds of it, though, White wants to be ready for when that happens with a contract for the Rousey fight.
Time will tell if they can agree to terms.