Colin Cowherd and Jason Whitlock have a new show on FOX Sports 1 called "Speak for Yourself," which is described as "a discussion and opinion-based studio program that covers all the headlines from across the world of sports." One of the segments is called, "Check Your Mentions," a bit where Cowherd and Whitlock check who has Tweeted at them, fictionally, and then debate the topic at hand.
On a recent episode, the following "Tweet" from former UFC women's Bantamweight champion flashed across the screen:
Of course, a fight between Rousey and Cris Cyborg has been bandied about seemingly ever since UFC introduced its first-ever 135-pound division in late 2012. We all know the story by now: Cyborg is a massive Featherweight and Rousey, while she was champion, refused to budge on weight. If Cyborg wanted the fight, she'd have to make the 135-pound limit, which is essentially impossible, considering she nearly kills herself to make 141 pounds.
But, Rousey, according to company president Dana White, has apparently had a change of heart, claiming that his biggest female star "absolutely, positively" wants to fight the ferocious Brazilian. This on the heels of Cyborg's second round destruction of of Lina Lansberg this past weekend (Sat., Sept. 24, 2016) at UFC Fight Night 95 in Brasilia, Brazil (video highlights here).
Even though the Tweet was created for the purpose of contrived debate, Whitlock offered the following advice to "Rowdy," who was last seen getting her teeth re-arranged by Holly Holm at UFC 193 in Nov. 2015.
"It’s too dangerous," said Jason Whitlock. "Every time one of these ladies gets a championship belt, it gets taken right away from them. I think Ronda Rousey has one more loss in her [then] she is going to walk away. Look, it’s been almost a year … her next loss is her last fight. It might as well be against Cyborg. Go for the gold, go for the biggest target out there, go for Cyborg. Because if you lose, fine, but if you lose to another Holly Holm or someone else takes her out, that’s a terrible way to go out."