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3/2/14 8:46 AM
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On Saturday nights Observer Radio, Dave mentions that the big Rousey announcement this week may not be an immediate Rousey vs Cyborg fight. There are those in UFC who believe, and he agrees, that a Cyborg fight needs to be built up and most importantly that Cyborg needs to make 135 a few times.

Dave mentions that UFC is in dire need for a big time main event for July 5 because most champions will be unavailable. While a Cyborg fight would fit that bill, Dave prefers the Rousey vs Carano idea instead. He mentions the rumor of UFC having approached Gina Carano for that show. Dave hopes they can make a deal because a big Rousey fight coupled with a possible Welterweight title defense is the only mega show possibility they have available for July.
3/2/14 8:47 AM
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Cool if true, although RIP Gina
3/2/14 8:50 AM
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No way it could be at 135 though? Didnt Gina struggle enough making 145?
3/2/14 8:53 AM
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I'd be very surprised if that's true. As much as I like Carano (who doesn't?), she'd get crushed by Rousey and it'd be unfair to sling her in there after a four year break from fighting.

I still think Holly Holm is who the UFC have in mind, but realistically it's just complete B.S that they are making 'Cyborg' crawl through broken glass in order to get her opportunity as she's the best option by a country mile.
3/2/14 8:54 AM
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Awesome, but makes absolutely no sense at this point imo. Phone Post 3.0
3/2/14 8:55 AM
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Dreamer - No way it could be at 135 though? Didnt Gina struggle enough making 145?
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3/2/14 9:00 AM
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gina has had some big fights recently

3/2/14 9:02 AM
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Dreamer - No way it could be at 135 though? Didnt Gina struggle enough making 145?

My guess is that Ronda would break her "only fighting at 135" rule for Gina. She respects her enough to, hopefully, be willing to take a catchweight super fight.

If it does happen, this fight would be so incredibly similar to the Hughes vs Gracie fight in more ways than one...
3/2/14 9:05 AM
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Gina was 139 for the Sexton fight but that was a few meals back. I love Gina but she can't make 135. Phone Post 3.0
3/2/14 9:07 AM
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gina has had some big fights recently


Oh shit! Ronda better watch out for the armbar!
3/2/14 9:08 AM
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Anderson P Sonnen - Awesome, but makes absolutely no sense at this point imo. Phone Post 3.0

It make perfect sense for what the UFC is looking for for International Fight Week. A marketable fight they can make money with. Like Meltzer said, this fight would have no trouble getting press and selling tickets.
3/2/14 9:09 AM
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I thought they was going with cat? Phone Post 3.0
3/2/14 9:21 AM
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rumor is gina is going to work with dolce

she'll make weight

3/2/14 9:36 AM
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Dreamer - No way it could be at 135 though? Didnt Gina struggle enough making 145?

My guess is that Ronda would break her "only fighting at 135" rule for Gina. She respects her enough to, hopefully, be willing to take a catchweight super fight.

If it does happen, this fight would be so incredibly similar to the Hughes vs Gracie fight in more ways than one...
You can't be serious? Gina hasn't fought in 4 years. This isn't happening. Phone Post 3.0
3/2/14 9:38 AM
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rumor is gina is going to work with dolce

she'll make weight

You're so full of shit. Where did that rumor come from? Your dome? Phone Post 3.0
3/2/14 9:40 AM
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Anderson P Sonnen - Awesome, but makes absolutely no sense at this point imo. Phone Post 3.0

It make perfect sense for what the UFC is looking for for International Fight Week. A marketable fight they can make money with. Like Meltzer said, this fight would have no trouble getting press and selling tickets.
Yeah I know that it makes sense from a business perspective. I'm talking about relevance. Gina hasn't fought in years and they want her first fight back to be Rousey? That doesn't make sense. Phone Post 3.0
3/2/14 9:41 AM
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rumor is gina is going to work with dolce

she'll make weight

You're so full of shit. Where did that rumor come from? Your dome? Phone Post 3.0
Would he fun and I love me some Gina but she never made weight ever and her 80lb fake fun bags do not help matters. Can't cut those in the sauna! Phone Post 3.0
3/2/14 9:45 AM
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Dreamer - No way it could be at 135 though? Didnt Gina struggle enough making 145?

My guess is that Ronda would break her "only fighting at 135" rule for Gina. She respects her enough to, hopefully, be willing to take a catchweight super fight.

If it does happen, this fight would be so incredibly similar to the Hughes vs Gracie fight in more ways than one...

Don't think so, because then that would leave her with no excuse not to also fight 'Cyborg' at that weight too.
3/2/14 9:47 AM
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Are they just trying to one up themselves in finding the least deserving contenders possible? Phone Post 3.0
3/2/14 9:48 AM
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Such a stupid fight Phone Post 3.0
3/2/14 9:51 AM
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I hope their big announcement is no more WMMA main events in the UFC. Phone Post 3.0
3/2/14 9:51 AM
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Their getting desperate since their PPV numbers are in the toilet, this actually makes sense for the UFC.
3/2/14 9:52 AM
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rumor is gina is going to work with dolce

she'll make weight

You're so full of shit. Where did that rumor come from? Your dome? Phone Post 3.0
Would he fun and I love me some Gina but she never made weight ever and her 80lb fake fun bags do not help matters. Can't cut those in the sauna! Phone Post 3.0

rumor is gina is undergoing breast reduction surgery for this fight

3/2/14 10:05 AM
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Thread title is misleading.
3/2/14 10:09 AM
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While it's a huge marquee fight, booking it would show that the UFC is just desperate for a big fight and their entire rankings system is pointless.

Gina hasn't fought in nearly 5 years and went out on an L. How is that deserving of a title shot?

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