Ronda Rousey said she could defeat UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez, under the right circumstances.
“In any given moment, under the right circumstance, I think it is possible,” Rousey told Yahoo! sports, of the possibility of beating Velasquez.. “You cannot tell me that it is physically impossible. It is possible that in any given moment that I could beat him. I simply believe in my possibilities.”
Rousey made her UFC debut in February, submitting Liz Carmouche in the first round via vicious armbar. The UFC awarded her the women’s bantamweight championship after the announcement that the UFC would close Strikeforce. Rousey defeated Miesha Tate by armbar in 2012 to win the Strikeforce women’s championship.
Rousey is a former Olympic Bronze Medalist in judo. She is 7-0 inside the cage and she has submitted all of her opponents by armbar submission in the first round.
Although UFC President Dana White vowed to never stage women’s MMA inside the Octagon, Rousey, and her incredible dominance, changed White’s mind. Rousey has since emerged as a star, appearing on mainstream magazine covers and getting offered roles in Hollywood films. She currently is starring in The Ultimate Fighter on Fox Sports Sports 1, leading a team of fighters against a team led by Tate.
Rousey will face Miesha Tate in a rematch in December. Velasquez is rumored to take on Fabricio Werdum next year in Mexico.
Velasquez most recently defeated Junior Dos Santos by 4th round TKO.