Holm vs Cyborg was the fight to make

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  1. Sherwolf

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    This would have been an interesting match up because Holm is a huge 135 lbs and she's a world class striker. We saw how Cyborg lost to someone who was bigger than her and a better striker than her (Jorina Baars) and it would have been interesting for Holm to be her first UFC fight.
     
  2. Gazwald

    Gazwald Banned Banned

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    Who'd lose to Ronda in under a minute while they painted her out to be the most inspirational and influencial woman who ever lived?

    Last thing they wanted was Tate making her look human again.
     
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    Nope. There's a lot more money in Holly Holm vs Ronda Rousey. If Holly loses to anyone but Ronda, she's most likely retiring from the sport. She'll be 34 years old soon, she's been fighting professionally for 13 years. She has no children. Biological clock is ticking, and if she loses a fight before fighting Ronda, it will potentially set her back a couple of years. More, if she gets injured. And considering her age and experience, she's likely to get more and more injured in the next years, if she keeps fighting.

    This was the right fight to make. It's not optimal, but it was now or never.

    UFC made the right call. It would have been a tragedy if Holly never fought Ronda.
     
  4. Dream Evil

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    This. Holly isn't ready (and who knows if/when she ever will be), but there's not much more time to wait.
     
  5. TheDarkEmperor

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    LOl, Cyborg lost in MUAY THAI to a MUAY THAI CHAMP. IN mma she would've crippled Baars. Plus, if Joorina couldn't finish her in a Muay Thai fight, what makes you think anyone in MMA is going to outstrike her.


    Cyborg vs Holm SHOULD have been the fight, or CYborg vs Tate, and Cyborg would've killed either of them.
     
  6. Lyoto Jackson

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    Do you want Holm to die? At least Ronda will most likely sub her (though I believe she can smash Holly Holm on the feet as well.) Justino will knock her down, and then smash her head through the canvas.
     
  7. irishmac22

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    BS! Lets see if Holm mysteriously moves up in the pitiful rankings. They just dont care. The UFC is going to do whatever they want. Its their company and FU if you dont like it. This is the great RR we are talking about here. Bullsh%t
     
  8. Swing the Axe

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    So for the second time in a row, Ronda will fight a women with less than ten fights, and who has only been fighting for a few years. Two UFC wins against fighters outside the top ten gets you a title fight in this division. Brock was definitely right, Ronda is a giant in a division of mites.
     
  9. JKS

    JKS 77+&--#rT....

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    Cyborg is in another organization and different weight class, all talk for now
     
  10. ABSthetics

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    Hopefully, we will get Cyborg x Tate now or Nunes x Tate.

    Would love for either to happen.
     
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    Cyborg would have to bring her running shoes to a fight with Holm just to get close enough to engage her.
     
  12. MaulingMyClown

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    Still may be the fight to make after Ronda snaps her arm in under 1:00 minute. If Cyborg doesn't get put up against Tate for her first fight, then she could fight Holm, beat her and then fight Ronda. There are definitely a few possibility, but they all include Cyborg at this point imo.
     
  13. VB MMA

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    This was a big mistake from the UFC. If this is the main event, it will be one of the lowest PPVs in years. To be honest, I still haven't bought into the Rousey hype, and would not pay to watch her. But, with her Fighting Holms, I wouldn't even be interested in seeing it free. It doesn't make sense to send someone in there that has looked so inexperienced.
     
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    Ronda Rousey and low PPV buyrates don't belong in the same sentence. This will easily do 800k+
     
  15. I WILL CUT YOU

    I WILL CUT YOU Calamity from the Heavens Platinum Member

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    Cryborg is ducking the UFC's strict, out of competition blood tests.
    USADA got Guyborg shook.
     

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