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Tito's big Chance

Tito Ortiz and Cyborg should just forget the name Ronda Rousey... Tito instead should be taking a very close interest in Veronica Rothenhausler, Randi Miller, Tamikka Brents, Peggy Morgan, Gabrielle Holloway, Pannie Kianzad, Allanna Jones, Ashlee Evans-Smith, Elaina Maxwell, Romy Ruyssen, Amanda Lucas (If she can cut the weight), Germaine de Randamie, and every other female fighter between 145lbs, and 155lbs. He should not be looking at these women as potential opponents for Cyborg (right now), but as the backbone, and depth of a credible Women's Featherweight division. Marloes Coenen, and Julia Budd are already two obvious picks to move to UFC eventually, but three fighters does not make a division, and unless Cyborg can cut the weight UFC has no real need for her. Ronda has plenty of fights with the likes of Tate/Zingano winner, McMann, Davis, and others from the ever growning BW roster for the near future. Ronda and Cyborg are far and away the two biggest (active: Carano) names in Women's MMA. UFC seems to be enjoying the business that the Ronda Rousey show is doing, but more importantly to Tito and Cyborg is how the McMann/Gaff, and Davis/Sexton shows do in moving the needle. If these non-Ronda promoted fights draw some buzz, then it opens the door for more Women's MMA, and that means Cyborg.

If Tito can find a way to showcase a legitimate division of 10-15 quality fighters at 145lbs across MMA, then it would make it very easy for Dana and UFC to bring Cyborg in Rousey fight or not. Do any of these women provide a true challenge to Cyborg... I don't have a clue and that is the problem. I've never seen half of these women fight, and the others I have only seen once. Tito needs to become their biggest advocate, and in the ear of Shannon Knapp, or any other fight promoter looking to fill a slot on their show. Maybe he promises regional promoters that Cyborg or he will make an appearance if they get 2 x 145lbs women's fights on the show as an incentive. I've see a lot smaller celeberties than those two advertised on Regional MMA posters. Work to get these women interviews and build some hype around the fighters.

Tito likes to think that he is some genius, if he can get UFC to establish the Women's Featherweight division he might just prove all of us wrong who question his ability to manage fighters. If there is any two people who know the difference between a headlining UFC Paycheck, and an Invicta paycheck it is Tito and Cyborg, so getting Cyborg into UFC with some good fights should be the first step. Of course the other option is to talk Gina Carano out of retirement...

\The FanPosts are solely the subjective opinions of Bloody Elbow readers and do not necessarily reflect the views of Bloody Elbow editors or staff.

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