Australia’s Anderson (8-2-0) is being tipped by many to be the next challenger for Cyborg. However, Tate believes that Anderson hasn’t beat a high enough level of competition to earn that right, she feels as though Megan is too “green at this point“.
“The problem I have with that fight is, um, the quality of opponents Megan has beat, I don’t feel they’re even remotely close to Cyborg,” she said Wednesday on SiriusXM’s “MMA Tonight.” “I think she’s a bit green at this point.”
Despite Anderson’s inexperience, Tate still believes Anderson will get the fight due to her marketability. However she is adamant the Invicta FC featherweight champ is not on Cyborg’s level.
“I think Megan will probably be the next one to get it. I think she’s the most marketable,” Tate said. “She’s very tall. She’s very long. She’s very rangy. … She’s going to have a height advantage. That makes it interesting. She’ll be the first woman who has that much of a reach and size advantage, you could say, on Cyborg.
“But I don’t think she’s experienced enough yet. There’s a big difference in the women she’s been fighting and beating, and then Cyborg.”
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