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Rafael dos Anjos makes case for Ronda Rousey joining him at KINGS MMA

Matt Roberts-USA TODAY Sports

While Ronda Rousey and her camp have remained silent following her upset loss to Holly Holm at UFC 193, it might be just a matter of time until heads start to roll.

Hot takes have been flying from all directions, but even UFC commentators Kenny Florian and Jon Anik have discussed whether or not a change of scenery would be best for Rousey.

Rousey has spent her entire short career at Glendale Fighting Club just north of Los Angeles, but her own mother had voiced concerns over head trainer Edmond Tarverdyan even prior to her shocking knockout.

With both UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos and heavyweight champ Fabricio Werdum at nearby KINGS MMA, Anik wondered if Rousey would consider hopping on the 405 south down to Huntington Beach, Calif.

Sounds good to Dos Anjos.

"I think it would be great for her to come here," Dos Anjo told MMA Fighting. "We have a great energy here. Not just because I'm training here, but Master Rafael Cordeiro has over 28 years of experience in MMA. It would be great for Ronda.

"For sure, we're going to have a great camp for her here. Great training partners. Great coaches. Master Cordeiro is going to have a great fight gameplan for her. If she comes, she'll have everything she needs to get her belt back."

There's also the small matter of Cris Cyborg.

While Rousey's chief rival doesn't train at KINGS exclusively, a number of Cyborg's closest friends and cornermen like Werdum and Renato Sobral are camp staples.

"We can make it work," Dos Anjos said of Cyborg co-existing with Rousey. "I think, on my part, [Rousey] is always welcome here."

UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier has gone as fas as to say Rousey would need over a year to close the skill gap in Holm's boxing, but Dos Anjos doesn't see it that way.

"She's an elite athlete," Dos Anjos said of Rousey. "She's one of the best. I think she's the best in the division. She just had a bad day, but Holly Holm, she did great. She did a perfect strategy. She shut all the doors for Ronda. She avoided the takedown. She beat her standing. But I think if Ronda does a longer fight camp, I think it would make a difference.

"Everyone saw that she got tired in the first round. I don't think training six weeks for a five-round championship fight is going to work."

Dos Anjos would know. He defends his strap to top contender Donald Cerrone Dec. 19 at UFC on Fox 17 in Orlando, Fla.

"Everything is great," said Dos Anjos. "I feel ready to go. Weight is on point. I can't wait to go on Dec. 19 and keep my belt. It's just a matter of time. I'll show the world again why I'm the champion. I'm not being cocky, I'm just confident in all the hard work I've done. I'm sure this belt will remain with me."

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