Like any true fan, I want to see the top fighters in the sport square off in the cage to see who the best truly is, but that can be unrealistic. With weight classes, different promotions and contractual obligations, it can be very difficult to actually make the fights fans want to see on a consistent basis; just look at boxing’s dilemma with Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao.

That’s what makes the UFC so impressive at times; they really seem to listen to the fans and they work hard to put on the fights we all want to see. They are not perfect by any means, but they are better and more consistent with matchmaking than just about every other combat sports promotion in the world.

But as good as the UFC is at making big fights happen, we all need to come to realize that a potential fight between UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and former Strikeforce women’s featherweight champion Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino is never going to happen.

Before you get your pitchforks and your torches out to storm the UFC castle, realize that it is not their fault this fight will never happen. That blame falls squarely on the shoulders of Rousey and Cyborg and it all has to do with weight.

Rousey has stated on multiple occasions that if she ever does fight Cyborg it is going to be at her preferred weight class of 135 pounds. It makes perfect sense, too, because at 145 pounds Cyborg would have a major size and strength advantage. And as the UFC women’s bantamweight champion, Rousey has earned the right to compete in the division of her choosing.

Because of this, Cyborg has decided that she will make the move to bantamweight to challenge Rousey in her world, but she has yet to make the weight. Cyborg is a big, muscular 145 pound fighter and shaving an extra 10 pounds off of her frame could potentially be dangerous to her health.

Unless Rousey suddenly changes her mind on fighting Cyborg at 145, don’t ever expect this fight to actually happen.

About The Author

RJ Gardner
Content Coordinator

RJ Gardner is a rabid sports fan and a long time MMA enthusiast. After watching UFC 1 at ripe old age of 11 RJ was hooked and his passion for the sport has continued to blossom over the years. RJ has been covering MMA since 2007 and has had work featured on Bleacher Report, SI.com, CBSSports.com and UFC.com. RJ is also a Petroleum Transportation Operations Manager during the day.