Amid Ronda Rousey continually calling pro wrestling out for being fake, UFC fighter Cris Cyborg is eager for the chance to make it "real again."
Ronda Rousey's WWE career is currently taking a turn that not many of us saw coming. That's because WWE has been forced to change Rousey's course due to fan reaction to Becky Lynch. The WWE Universe has loved Rousey for the majority of her debut year in the company. However, the ascension of Lynch and putting The Man opposite Rousey has drastically changed that.
To turn Rousey heel heading into her match at WrestleMania, WWE is having the Raw Women's Champion attack the business. Since The Rowdy One made a name for herself in UFC, she can obviously do damage to her opponents if she wants to. That's why her most recent promos, and her now infamous vlog post, have been focused around her claiming wrestling is "fake" and that she could beat Lynch and Charlotte Flair with ease if she wanted to.
Rousey saying these things has understandably annoyed quite a few fans. However, one person who seems to be enjoying the champ's outbursts is Cris Cyborg. The UFC fighter has been trying to get Rousey into an octagon for years, but that chapter of The Rowdy One's career is firmly behind her. Now it seems that Cyborg is happy to bring the fight to WWE if that's what it takes.
This isn't news per se as it isn't the first time Cyborg has hinted that she would like to shift her focus to wrestling. However, she did stoke that fire earlier this week via a tweet aimed at Rousey. Cyborg posted a photoshopped pic of her in a WWE ring with Rousey. The caption reads "let me make wrestling real again Ronnie!" She also tagged WWE in the tweet, just for good measure.
While we don't want WWE to become a place where UFC fighters go to spend the last few years of their careers, we would be fully on board for this match. Wrestlers with an MMA background bring a sense of realism to the ring that most of their peers simply can't match. Put two of them in the ring against one another and we imagine that feeling would only be intensified. Plus, Cyborg has already said she would be happy to take the loss.