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Cris Cyborg vs. Ronda Rousey fight at 140-pound catchweight? Maybe...

Can the stars align and bring the world's top two female fighters into one cage?


Now that Anderson Silva has been defeated, there's only one "super fight" left to talk about.

Cris Cyborg vs. Ronda Rousey.

Not only is the potential pairing hindered by separate weight classes, it's also stymied by competing promotions. Sure, UFC President Dana White is playing nice with the gals at Invicta FC, but this is business, and once money gets involved, there are no guarantees.


The Brazilian is willing to consider a catchweight fight at 140 pounds if Rousey, who currently holds the bantamweight belt under the UFC banner (but started her career as a featherweight), is willing to meet her halfway, according to her recent conversation with ESPN.

Well, maybe.

"Anytime she wants to fight me, I'll be ready. I started training at 145 and I started fighting at 145, I'm not ready for 135. Maybe 140, no? 140, maybe."

Then again, maybe not.

Cyborg beat the brakes off Marloes Coenen (again) in the main event of Invicta FC 6, winning the promotion's inaugural featherweight title last Saturday night (July 13, 2013) at the Ameristar Casino Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri. Her record now stands at 12-1 with 10 finishes by way of knockout or technical knockout.

Rousey is 7-0 with seven straight first-round armbars.

If and when this "super fight" ever takes place, or falls by the wayside like all the others, remains to be seen. What we do know, is there is no shortage of people willing to step in and lend a hand (or diet) to help pair up the two best female fighters on the planet.

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