UFC women’s bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey took time out in Dallas this week to speak with reporters about a bevy of topics including when she’d like to return to the Octagon and a potential match-up with Gina Carano. Rousey was asked if she thought Carano deserved an immediate title shot since she hasn’t fought since 2009.
“I think that given everything that she’s done for the sport and the pioneer she is, I think she would deserve a title shot anytime,” Rousey responded.
Since Carano has never fought at 135 pounds, Rousey was also asked if she’d be willing to fight her at a catchweight. “There are exceptions I would make for Gina that I wouldn’t make for anyone else,” Rousey said.
We still don’t know who Rousey’s next opponent is. There were rumors of a big announcement coming, but nothing yet. What do you think, does Carano deserve an immediate title shot — if she could make the weight? Or do you think it’s acceptable that Rousey would fight her at a catchweight, but not Cris Cyborg? Let’s don’t forget Cyborg actually beat Gina and took her Strikeforce title.
Check out the full scrum with Rousey below courtesy MMA Heat: