MMA fans have been taken aback by the peculiar betting odds presented for an unusual matchup featuring former two-division UFC champion Conor McGregor and women’s MMA pioneer Ronda Rousey.
In the ever-surprising world of mixed martial arts, bizarre matchmaking ideas are not uncommon. But the idea of a bout between a male and female combatant stands out prominently.
Recently, a betting website made headlines by displaying odds for a potential matchup between Conor McGregor and Ronda Rousey. Notably, the odds heavily favored Conor McGregor at -450, making him the clear favorite. On the other hand, Ronda Rousey was seen as the underdog at +350.
The online MMA community was quick to voice its thoughts on this peculiar matchup, and the responses were nothing short of entertaining. Fans found it difficult to determine what was more peculiar – the fact that a male and a female competitor might face off, or the unexpectedly narrow margin between the odds for McGregor and Rousey.
@JonathonSands commented: “They’re playing the hits.”
Another user commented: “Conor -450 is a steal”
On the other hand, many fans played along with the absurdity of the situation and joked along by expressing support for Ronda Rousey.
“betting the underdog here”
“Atleast Ronda can pass a doping test”
“I’m shocked Ronda is an underdog here”
“McGregor unfortunately gets taken down and subbed. Great value right there.”
A user named @ZoreanKombie joked: “Just like Tony vs Nate Diaz this fight is a couple years too late.”
A fan account of both McGregor and Rousey named @McGregorRousey wrote: “I feel like I legally have ownership of 50% of the earnings from this fight.”
Amidst all the buzz surrounding the hypothetical matchup with Ronda Rousey, Conor McGregor had plans of his own. The former two-division champion was initially expected to face Michael Chandler upon his return to the octagon.
However, after witnessing Justin Gaethje’s impressive win against Dustin Poirier in the UFC 291 headliner, McGregor decided to call out Gaethje for a match immediately after the event.
Gaethje rejected the idea of facing McGregor, citing his focus on pursuing a third shot at the UFC title. After consecutive victories over Rafael Fiziev and Dustin Poirier, he is determined to prioritize his title aspirations before entertaining the idea of a bout against McGregor.