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Rousey vs. Dillashaw? Dana says she'll 'have to start fighting men if she walks through Cat Zingano'

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Dana White doesn't see a lot of options for his women's bantamweight champion after her next fight.

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It's no secret that the women's bantamweight division revolves around Ronda Rousey. She's the big star, and really the only dominant fighter of any note. So dominant, in fact, that she's never lost, or even really dropped a round to an opponent. Her last two title defenses both ended within the first two minutes of the first round, and while many expect Cat Zingano to do better than that at UFC 184 this February 28th, they're not expecting way better. And that, it seems, is giving Dana White a bit of a problem, as he explained on Fox Sports 1, following Benson Henderson's victory over Brandon Thatch (transcription via MMAFighting):

"She's gonna have to start fighting men if she walks through Cat Zingano," White said after UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Thatch.
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"If Ronda Rousey walks through Cat Zingano the way she has walked through every body else, I don't know what to do with her," White said.

Obviously they must have some plan, as the UFC has placed the debuting Holly Holm in the co-main event spot against Raquel Pennington. There's little doubt that a high profile win could see her on the fast track to title contention. There's talk of renewed negotiations with Chris Cyborg, for a catchweight bout as well, something that may be closer to reality with the Fertittas handling the negotiation process. Either way, I doubt we'll be seeing Rousey stepping into the Octagon against one of her male counterparts at any point down the road.

UFC 184 goes down on Saturday, February 28th in Las Angeles, California. The card will be headlined by a bantamweight tile bout between Ronda Rousey and Cat Zingano. Here's a look at the whole thing as it stands now.

PPV Card
Ronda Rousey vs. Cat Zingano
Raquel Pennington vs. Holly Holm
Jake Ellenberger vs. Josh Koscheck
Alan Jouban vs. Richard Walsh
Tony Ferguson vs. Gleison Tibau

Fox Sports 1 Card
Mark Muñoz vs. Roan Carneiro
Roman Salazar vs. Norifumi Yamamoto
Dhiego Lima vs. Tim Means
Derrick Lewis vs. Ruan Potts

Fight Pass Card
James Krause vs. Valmir Lazaro
Masio Fullen vs. Alexander Torres