In the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA) fans and pundits alike are always wondering what is next. Even moments after an incredible victory for a fighter, UFC color commentator Joe Rogan is asking who that person would like to take on next.
This was evident during the UFC 184 pay-per-view (PPV) last evening (Sat., Feb. 28, 2015) following UFC champion Ronda Rousey's 14 second submission victory over previously undefeated Cat Zingano in the main event live at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California (highlights here).
Full results and play-by-play here.
Rogan asked "Rowdy" who she wants to fight next after defeating nearly all the top contenders, and while most fans were hoping to hear Cris Cyborg's name, another Brazilian was on the tip of Rousey's sharp tongue alongside co-main event winner Holly Holm.
Well I was really impressed with Holly Holm tonight. She is a world champion boxer. I'd always like to test myself against that level of striking.
Bethe Correia, she's undefeated, I'd like to take that 0 away from her.
While UFC President Dana White seemed very hesitant to push Holm into a title fight against Rousey at the post-fight press conference (replay here), one or two more victories for the former boxing world champ should be enough to have her staring across the cage from "Rowdy."
As for Correia, the Brazilian bruiser is still recovering from surgery to fix a detached retina, but if she is able to return to training soon, she may very well be next in line for a crack at UFC gold.
For complete results from UFC 184: "Rousey vs. Zingano" click here.