Be careful what you wish for, you just might get it.
Earlier this year, top Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight contender Miesha Tate said she was willing to go places division champion Ronda Rousey wasn't, like 140 pounds, if it means securing a high-profile catchweight bout against reigning Invicta FC featherweight champion Cristiane Justino.
See those comments here.
The Brazilian caught wind of that request and according to her manager, George Prajin, "Cyborg" will gladly take that fight to determine how she will perform after shedding some skin, having spent her entire combat sports career at 145 pounds and higher.
Prajin talks to ESPN:
"Miesha Tate said she'd fight Cris at 140 pounds. That's probably the second biggest fight in women's MMA, behind Cris and Ronda Rousey. It's a step in the right direction. That's what we would love to see in Cris' next fight. If not Miesha, let's see if one of the other girls will meet Cris halfway. I think a fight at 140 pounds would be a great test for Cris. As long as we continue to fight at 145 pounds, we're never going to really explore or learn more about Cris' ability to get to 135. I'm confident she can make 140 pounds and we'll evaluate 135 from there."
First things first.
Before Justino and Tate can entertain the possibility of a catchweight fight, they both have work to do in their respective divisions. "Cyborg" tries to unplug Faith Van Duin this week in Las Vegas, Nevada, while "Cupcake" has to ice Jessica Eye at UFC on FOX 16 later this month in Chicago, Illinois.
After that? All bets are off.