Rousey is likely retired from the sport of MMA, following back-to-back knockout losses to Holly Holm and Amanda Nunes. It has long been rumored that Rousey is set to sign with the WWE and it seems Cyborg has her sights set on someday joining her. The Brazilian believes a professional wrestling bout between the pair would still be a big draw and could easily sell out 70,000 tickets.
“I think Ronda Rousey in the WWE would be an amazing thing,” Cyborg told FloCombat on Monday. “I just recently attended my first WWE event live when RAW was in [Los Angeles] filming and I absolutely loved the experience. If she really is done fighting and not returning to the UFC, I think the idea of a WWE match between us for the fans is still something everyone could get excited about.
“Could the Brazilian Vale Tudo Fighter beat the American shoot fighting champion? That seems like a pretty natural story line to a WrestleMania if you ask me. I know 70,000 fans who would still be willing to pack a stadium to see Cyborg vs. Rousey even if it took place in a three-rope ring instead of a cage.”
Before Cyborg can consider any move to professional wrestling, she must first get through Holly Holm on December 30 when she attempts to defend her UFC featherweight title at UFC 219.
UFC 219 takes place on December 30 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. The event will be aired live on pay-per-view from 10pm EST.