Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey was right, a potential fight against Cristiane Justino is the mixed martial arts (MMA) equivalent of "Mayweather vs. Pacquiao."
Not because it pits two of the world's best combat sports athlete's against one another, but rather because it will be talked about -- ad nauseam -- then happen five years after people stopped caring about it.
Which is why "Cyborg" told ESPN's SportsCenter (via MMA Fighting) that it needs to happen now.
"This fight has to happen. If the UFC thinks I don't deserve this fight, don't do it for me. Do it for all the fans. All the champions do this when you clean your division. The champ goes up. I'm ready for this fight for a long time, but if it don't happen now, it won't happen. If the UFC want to make this fight happen, they can make it happen. Tomorrow, I would take this fight. I'm ready."
Probably not what Miesha Tate wants to hear.
Justino teased a drop to 135 pounds in the past, even promising to retire Rousey, but has since backtracked on that position. Instead, the Brazilian wants a 140-pound catchweight fight to see how her body reacts to the cut down from featherweight, where she currently holds a title in Invicta FC. Could be a lot harder these days because of this new rule.
Until then, keep the assembly line moving.