IBF female bantamweight champion Ebanie Bridges sets her sights on a crossover boxing match against Ronda Rousey, a renowned icon in the UFC. This proposed clash has stirred considerable excitement among combat sports enthusiasts.
Re-emerging after a year-long hiatus, 37-year-old Bridges is slated to step back into the ring on December 9. She will be competing against fellow Australian boxer Avril Mathie.
On the other hand, Rousey is a former women’s bantamweight champion of the UFC. She left mixed martial arts in 2016 to join WWE.
Rousey made her debut at WrestleMania 34 in 2018, followed by winning a title at SummerSlam. Despite her success, Rousey decided to leave the company earlier this year.
Bridges posted a doctored picture of the two facing off on Instagram with the following caption: “Me vs @rondarousey in a Boxing Match what you saying? whats your predictions?”
In the wake of Bridges’ bold proposition, fans flooded the comment sections with varied opinions about the hypothetical match-up.
Some expressed skepticism about Rousey’s boxing acumen, citing her perceived shortcomings in striking from her MMA days. Conversely, others showcased enthusiasm for the prospect of witnessing these two in boxing.
Some of the comments were as follows:
A fan commented: “Well considering Ronda had some of the worse hands in MMA, it would be pretty pointless”
Another fan stated: “No. Stop this crossover s***. Anyways, if you have seen Ronda shadow box, you know she can’t throw punches. Ronda will get stomped.”
A third commented: “I wish”
Another fan wanted them to participate in a different activity: “Rather see you 2 in collab on onlyfans”
Should this proposal come to fruition, it would mark a significant milestone in Ronda Rousey’s career. This would be her first venture into the realm of professional boxing.
The prospect of witnessing these two iconic athletes square off in the boxing ring is quite exciting for combat sports fans.