They went back and forth for years about the fight, the UFC and Rousey never budging to Cyborg wanting the fight at a 140-pound catchweight, while they wanted the bout at 135 pounds or not at all.
All the hopes about that “superfight” came tumbling down when Rousey crashed to the canvas at UFC 193 courtesy of a Holly Holm head kick.
Soon after Rousey lost, Cyborg released a statement saying that she and her camp had determined, after months of trying, that she could not safely get down to 135 pounds, so she was ending her pursuit of a UFC bantamweight title fight.
That doesn’t mean that all hopes of a marquee cross-promotional match-up are off the table. Holm, the new UFC bantamweight champion, is open to the idea of fighting outside of her weight class. She doesn’t seem so sure the UFC would ever go for it, but she’d consider fighting outside of her current weight class.
The question now is, would the UFC ever make it happen?