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Dana White: Ronda Rousey will fight Cyborg 'in a minute' once she can make 135 pounds

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Stop me if you've heard this one before...

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey has run roughshod through the 135-pound division, defeating every single contender the UFC has to offer, and barely breaking a sweat doing so.

In her latest performance, "Rowdy" easily dispatched of the formerly undefeated Cat Zingano, defeating "Alpha" via armbar just 14 seconds into the UFC 184 main event last night (Sat., Feb. 28, 2015) live on pay-per-view (PPV) from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California (highlights here).

Full results and play-by-play here.

While Rousey called out Bethe Correia and Holly Holm in her post-fight interview with Joe Rogan, it should come as no shock that a potential fight with "Rowdy's" rival -- Invicta FC featherweight champ Cris Justino -- was brought up multiple times during the post-fight press conference (replay here).

With "Cyborg" knocking out Charmaine Tweet in just 46 seconds on Friday night, a member of the media asked Rousey whether or not the potential bout with the former Strikeforce champ is hanging over her head, but "Rowdy" was unfazed.

Her words:

"I really don't feel like there's anything hanging over this fight tonight. I think we took a women's main event and co-main event and still sold out the Staples Center. There's nothing hanging over this, I'm very proud of what I did tonight. And people ask me the same questions repeatedly all the time, you know?"

Before Rousey could fully finish her thought, UFC President Dana White chimed in to give the media a little more insight into the UFC champ's mindset.

His words:

"She will never say it in public, I was waiting to see if she will say it, so I will say it. [Ronda] asks me all the time, she's like "I will fight her whenever she makes 135 pounds." [Cyborg] has got to make the weight! She will fight her in a minute is she makes 135 pounds. She wants to fight her. She's not saying it, but I'll tell you, she wants to fight her. And like I said, It's not on Ronda. Ronda's the 135-pound world champion and breaking all these records. Cyborg has to make the weight. Make 135 pounds and this fight is going to happen."

While Cyborg is convinced Rousey is scared to fight her, it seems the Invicta FC champ's only opportunity to lay hands on "Rowdy" is by cutting the additional 10 pounds to make the 135 pound limit, and we all know she didn't fare well in her first attempt.

With Rousey expected to take a break from fighting for a bit, that may give Cyborg some time to diet and cut down to the bantamweight limit.

Who knows? Maybe by year's end the Rousey vs Cyborg "super fight" will come to fruition.

For complete results from UFC 184: "Rousey vs. Zingano" click here.