Just after UFC Fight Night Macau, Ronda Rousey did an interview where she said that Gina Carano is the one who has been pushing to fight her at 135 (her preferred weight class).
Rousey spoke with BloodyElbow.com and said that Carano was the one who wanted to move into her weight class for the rumoured bout and not vice-versa.
Bloody Elbow: Gina Carano, what do you think of that match up?
Rousey: I think Gina is the worst style match up for me actually. One of the reasons why I’ve been so excited to fight her, was because she has that feeling of distance, and that feeling of timing, and mobility to put those touches in her punches where she has that one punch knockout power.
There’s a lot of other girls that they’re strong, but they don’t have that feeling. So they overwhelm people and they only get TKOs. There’s none of that one punch knockout power, and that’s the kind of thing that you don’t lose. It’s that kind of thing that stays with you even if you take time off. I think styles do make fights, and style wise, Gina is the absolute worst match up for me. That’s why I’ve been wanting to fight her for a while, because she could be one of my biggest challenges.
BE: Do you think she can make 135 lbs though? Or would you be willing to fight her at a different weight?
RR: She’s been the one insisting on fighting at 135, so yeah, I would love to fight her at 135. I prefer that, definitely. I feel like there’s where I’m at my athletic peak.
Tags: Mixed Martial Arts, Ronda Rousey