According to a Feb. 12 report from Yahoo! Sports, UFC women's bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey is ready to put Cris "Cyborg" Santos in the rearview, and starting focusing on one of the four women recently signed to the UFC.
“I have a lot of options ahead of me. I have a lot of girls that I could fight, and she doesn’t have any other options besides me, so they can run around and make a bunch of noise and be a big Cryborg as much as she wants, but at some point she’s going to have to come around and take the only fight that’s available for her. In the meantime, I’m going to take the plenty of options that are available to me,” said Rousey. “I’m not spending any of my time worrying about her because Liz Carmouche is 100-percent of my attention right now. Cyborg’s not really worth my time at the moment.”
Rousey is set to fight Liz Carmouche on Feb. 23 at UFC 157, and there's no shortage of 135-pounders in line for her belt if she takes home the victory.
While the UFC has not officially announced it as a four-woman, single-elimination tournament, it seems likely that the winner of Tate-Zingano will fight the winner of McMann-Davis, for the right to face Rousey for the belt.
Tate fights Zingano on Apr. 13 at the TUF 17 finale, and McMann is expected to fight Davis shortly after. A No. 1 contender bout could potentially take place in early-summer, with the winner to receive a fight against Rousey in Aug. or Sept.