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Sara McMann says knee was a fluke, wants Ronda Rousey rematch even if she loses UFC title

Better late than never. Sara McMann opened up about Ronda Rousey, saying the knee was more of a 'fluke', and that she wants a rematch regardless if Ronda has the belt or not. She also says Carano and Holm won't have much of a chance against top grapplers like Rousey or her.

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Sara McMann hardly spoke to the media about her tough loss to Ronda Rousey, but apparently it's always been on the back of her mind. So much so that she says she wants a rematch even if Rousey doesn't have the belt anymore. Fox Sports has it:

"I'm chomping at the bit to fight her again. I don’t even care if she loses a title fight, I will fight her. I don't care if she's suddenly ranked 20th, I will fight her."

"Obviously she has holes. She definitely has things that can be exploited. I was doing better in the first few minutes than she was striking wise."

"Sometimes you just get caught. It doesn’t mean that a fighter is better than you."

McMann also spoke to Frank Trigg, saying the fight ending knee that dropped her was "more of a fluke", and she could've done much better.

While McMann wants a rematch regardless if Rousey has the belt or not, she doesn't have much faith in potential challengers such as Gina Carano and Holly Holm unseating the champion:

"Carano and Holm, predominantly have stand up backgrounds," McMann said, when asked about the chances of the two, "You're in a cage, she's going to get your hands on you, and I just don't think that they have the takedown and throw defense they would need to stop her from going to the ground."

"When it goes to the ground, their strongest areas are gone. They would be put in dominant positions where she is far better than them."

"That's what I feel about myself too. I spent a lifetime taking people off their feet. If I get my hands on you, I'm going to take you off your feet. I don't care if you've done it for 6 months, or you've done it for 4 years. I've done it for 16, and I did it against the best people in the world."

"That would leave Cyborg, but I truly believe Cyborg cannot make that weight. I don't think it's going to happen. I don't think she can do it, but if by some miracle, some way, she did, she'd be too sucked out. She can't recover and be able to do it."

McMann says she's out to challenge any of these top women, but of course before any of that can happen, she still has to get past the undefeated Lauren Murphy at UFC Fight Night: Maine this weekend.

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