According to a Feb. 23 report from MMA Fighting, UFC President Dana White was asked during the UFC 170 post-fight press conference about setting up a fight between UFC bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey and Invicta FC featherweight champ Cris "Cyborg" Santos.
White seems to want to do the fight, but he thinks Santos will need to get a couple 135-pound bouts in under the Invicta FC banner first.
"I think the genius [Ortiz] put her in a box, because saying that you'll die if you make 135 pounds is a pretty bold statement," White said. "She'll probably have to make 135 pounds a couple times somewhere else and fight and show that she's healthy, and then we'll see what happens."
If "Cyborg" vs Rousey does happen, it probably won't be until closer to the end of the year. For now, Rousey has her sights set on Alexis Davis or Cat Zingano.
Rousey will likely fight either Davis or Zingano sometime this summer.
The star judoka earned another title defense by defeating Sara McMann in the UFC 170 main event. It was a bit of a controversial finish, as ref Herb Dean called a stop to the bout after Rousey dropped McMann with a knee to the liver just 66 seconds into the opening frame.
"You get hit to the body like that, and regular people who have never been hit to the body have no f------ clue what that feels like," White said following Rousey's win over McMann. "Believe me when I tell you. She went down on her knees and she turned her head the other way. Could Herb have let her take some shots to the face? When the fight happened when I saw it, I said ‘oh man.' Then I watched the replay and I thought it was a good stoppage."
Rousey also says it was a good stoppage.
"I didn't think it was too soon," Rousey said. "I would have kept going if someone hadn't stopped me, I would have kept going. It's not my decision."