Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
A victory for Sara McMann this weekend over Ronda Rousey would create a divisional firestorm similar to that of a Brock Lesnar return to lightweight (yeah, I went there).
As absurd and unrealistic as that seems, it's true.
Rousey, presumably the next poster child for the UFC, is such a polarizing figure in today's sport that a defeat at the hands of a rather collective and publicly unfamiliar name would cause atomic tidal waves.
So, what exactly does that mean for the undefeated McMann?
It's simple. Win and etch herself in history as the Olympic wrestler who took down the face of women's MMA.
While an upset could potentially rid the women's scene of a memorable and increasingly marketable superstar champion, it would shed some light as to how good the rest of the crop heap truly is.
So, when you think about it, McMann isn't just fighting for her right to hoist UFC gold. She's fighting to unveil a level playing field in the 135-pound division that before seemed comically transparent.
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