Who is next for Ronda Rousey?

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                    <p>On Saturday night UFC women&#39;s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey broke a couple of records. She finally ended a fight with something besides and arm bar, and became the fastest successful title defense in the league&#39;s history.</p>

Rousey said this Summer that she works in form year stretches.

“I said from the beginning that I work in quadrennials,” she said. “I do four-year cycles."

Rousey's first MMA fight, as an amateur, was on 11/12/2010. If that is the beginning of the four year run, she would be retiring at the end of this year. Her pro debut was just a few months later. Rousey said though that she saw her exit in two years, which would be the Summer of 2015. 

"I think I’ve got two years left in me, realistically, if I’m going to do this like an Olympic run.”

If she does indeed plan a truncated career, the question of who she fights next takes on increased importance.

The UFC women's top 10
Champion : Ronda Rousey
1. Cat Zingano 
2. Miesha Tate 
3. Alexis Davis 
4. Sara McMann 
5. Jessica Eye 
6. Sarah Kaufman 
7. Liz Carmouche 
8. Amanda Nunes 
9. Jessica Andrade 
10. Julianna Pena 

The list of potential contenders also includes two fighters not signed by the UFC, Cris Cyborg who fights for Invicta at 145, and Holly Holm, who has not come to terms with the UFC as she can fight locally in New Mexico and earn a large income due to her tremendous local popularity.

Rousey will be acting in a movie version of HBO's Entourage in March, but at the post-fight press conference, she said she would she did not anticipate a long break.

“I usually have a hard time staying away from the gym," said Rousey, as transcribed by MMAJunkie. "So I’ll probably get bored within a couple of weeks, and whenever they need me, I’ll fight. It seems late summer seems like a cool time, but I might want to fight sooner than that.”

“I think Cat Zingano really deserves to fight for the title at some point, but she’s still coming back from her injury, and I thought Alexis Davis did an amazing job tonight. It’s up to the UFC.”

UFC president Dana White concurred that Zingano deserves a title fight, but noted that Cat is recovering from surgery. Zingano also lost her husband Mauricio to suicide just over a month ago.

“The poor girl has been through a lot over the last year,” said White. “But I agree with Ronda. She’s next in line.”

White said he wants to see if Cris Cyborg can successfully fight at 135, and then sign her, before making any decisions about a title fight.

While White was open to the idea of signing Holm to the UFC, it would not be to a title fight.

"She’s never even fought here before, so no,” said White.

So that seems to leave Alexis Davis, who earned a split decision win over Jessica Eye on Saturday as the likely front runner.

Davis naturally is game.

“Of course I’ll say yes,” she said. “I’ve been fighting for so long, and who else is 3-0 in the UFC, other than the girl sitting right down from me? I want that shot. I’m the quiet girl that sits there, but I’m looking for it.”

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Probably a high school gymnist...That would fit Zuffa's matchmaking ability lately.

I don't know but Dana will protect her from Cyborg at all costs.

Honestly here is his chance to put together a real fight fans want to see and pay for but just shrugs off Cyborg at 135. Phone Post 3.0

another 125er 

Cyborg or no one..i dont care about any other matchup for her..

lets assume that the UFC is not terrified of the prospect of ronda v cyborg (because they are)

Its not right to let people shit talk or dictate what the fights should be - especially when the fighter in question is from a different organization 

I would root for cyborg but I agree that she should fight at least twice in the UFC to earn her chance.  Its one of the few things I find myself agreeing with dana about. 

alexis davis in the spring/summer, zingano in the autumn (provided she's healed). By that time cyborg will have competed at 135 and will be available for the new years card.


The only fight that matters Phone Post 3.0

What are the rules regarding women's mma? Can they fight a man?

WuDaddy - 
The only fight that matters Phone Post 3.0

She doesn't want the Rousey fight immediately. She wants to get one fight at 135 in Invicta to make sure she can survive the cut.

Nam Phan would be a good candidate but he hasn't really earned a title shot yet

Ronda ending a fight without armbar is a record now?

Jesus fuck off.

hendofanforlife -
Jeon Sa - I don't know but Dana will protect her from Cyborg at all costs.

Honestly here is his chance to put together a real fight fans want to see and pay for but just shrugs off Cyborg at 135. Phone Post 3.0

thats because there is currently no cyborg at 135. its just a theory 

She plans on fighting at 135, why not say if she makes I will make that fight happen. He is a so called fight fan and isn't fired up to see this? Phone Post 3.0

*makes 135 Phone Post 3.0

shaqitup - Ronda ending a fight without armbar is a record now?

Jesus fuck off.
Kind of a strange thing to be mad about. Phone Post 3.0

Holly holm Phone Post 3.0

rousey fights alexis davis/cat zangano/holly holm maybe pena/tate3 and hopes cyborg gets poped or too drained to make 135 by 2015/16.

duckhuntgangsta - FUCKING SIGN HOLLY!! Phone Post 3.0

I'm all for the UFC signing Holly, but she doesn't belong in the discussion of who is next for Ronda. She needs to beat someone in the top 50 of the bantamweight division before she deserves to even be talked about as a potential contender. Beating up on retirees to pad her record ain't gonna cut it.

I sorta feel like Cyborg will be Ronda's 'Hendricks' fight. Survive or not, that will be all for her and Dana wouldn't have it any other way. At that point, it won't matter if Rousey wins with one foot out the door.

Davis, Zingano (maybe) and the grand finale with Cyborg either new years or SB weekend 2015. Phone Post 3.0