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Ronda Rousey vs Cris Cyborg feud similar to Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao? UFC champ thinks so

Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Cat who?

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight titleholder Ronda Rousey may be facing the stiffest test of her career in Cat Zingano in just three weeks at UFC 184, but "Rowdy" is still fielding questions regarding Invicta featherweight champion Cristiane Justino -- who happens to be fighting the night before the UFC champ.

With Lorenzo Fertitta resuscitating the potential "Rowdy" vs "Cyborg" bout, the former Olympic Judoka recently told Sherdog that her feud with the former Strikeforce champion is somewhat similar to the major Boxing rivalry between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao.

"I'll deal with Cyborg when it's time to deal with her, and when she comes around and when she's tired of really dragging this whole thing out. As you see with Pacquiao and Mayweather, it's sometimes a good thing to really drag it out and build up that anticipation. I'm gonna beat Cat now and worry about her later."

Considering Rousey has stated in the past that she wants to kill "Cyborg" with her bare hands, there sure is no love lost between the two most feared women on the planet.

Will Zingano throw a wrench into those plans, or will we finally see "Rowdy" vs "Cyborg" in 2015?

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