Paige VanZant to Ronda Rousey: I’ll fight you halfway

September 30th, 2019 UFC

UFC betting fans are salivating over the prospect of Ronda Rousey and Paige VanZant going wild on each other. In a mixed martial arts fight, that is. 12 Gauge told that bastion of journalistic integrity known as TMZ that she would be willing to fight Rowdy under one condition. And no, it’s not that Rousey introduce her to the Rock. “If she wants to meet me at 125 (pounds),” VanZant said.

Unfortunately, this immediately raises one obstacle. VanZant would have to gain ten pounds, while Rousey would have to lose an equal amount of weight. Two obstacles, VanZant would have to gain ten pounds, while Rousey would have to lose an equal amount of weight, and there is no women’s fly weight division in the UFC. Three obstacles.

As people who bet on UFC might remember, VanZant had what she described as a “shocking and totally unnecessary” confrontation with Rousey on the week of UFC 197 earlier this year. “It appears that I offended Ronda by congratulating Holly (Holm) after her victory,” VanZant told TMZ. UFC betting fans might also remember that Holm beat Rousey with a spinning headlock elbow drop at UFC 193 for the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship, which she then proceeded to drop to Miesha Tate, who submitted Holm with a stepover armlock camel clutch at UFC 196.

As it turns out, it was Tate who confirmed the story. “Paige and I have spoken before, we’re friendly; I don’t know her that well. Anyway, she felt the need, she came up to me,” Tate told that comedy legend that is Joe Rogan. “Miesha, Miesha, I have to tell you this experience I had with Ronda.” And then Tate was all like, “lol, I didn’t know you were into that sort of thing,” to which VanZant replied “OMG Miesha I didn’t mean that kind of experience.” Actually what (allegedly) happened was that Rousey came to VanZant and told her, “you see what happens, Paige? This is what happens! This is what happens when you meet a stranger in the Alps!” Or words to that effect.

And then that was it for a while. Rousey went on a sabbatical but is set to return once again as a UFC betting favorite at UFC 207 in Las Vegas, on December 30th where she will challenge Amanda Nunes for the Women’s Bantamweight Title – which by the way VanZant thinks Rousey will totally win. Regardless of the outcome, though, Rousey has stated that her bout with Nunes will be one of her last, thought not the last one.

In addition to that, Rousey’s nutritionist Mike Dolce has said previously that he believes Rousey could drop down to 125 pounds if such a weight class existed in the UFC. All things considered, the chances of a fight between Ronda Rousey and Paige VanZant are slim and none, but they’re still much better chances that those of a Connor McGregor versus Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather fight ever taking place in this plane of existence so, that’s something?

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