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Ronda Rousey hasn’t forgotten about Cris “Cyborg”

Ronda Rousey hasn’t forgotten about Cris “Cyborg”

Talk about a tilt between UFC bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey and Invicta FC featherweight title-holder Cris Justino has died down over the past half-year since it was determined neither woman was willing to give the other an inch where weight-class was concerned. Despite the relative silence, Rousey hasn’t fully dismissed the idea of the match-up eventually materializing. Of course, she isn’t holding her breath either and has plenty of other options to keep herself occupied with she sees as superior to chasing the clash.

“I mean yeah, she’s always on my radar. But I have a really, really full plate and she has nothing to worry about but me,” responded Rousey to ESPN when asked about Justino. “I have a lot of things going on. She’s fighting random chicks. I mean, Marloes Coenen – it took her longer and more energy to beat Marloes than it took Miesha Tate.”

Tate, who Rousey will face as an opposing coach on the Ultimate Fighter 18 before a title-defense in December, beat Coenen under the Strikeforce banner 59 seconds faster than “Cyborg” did earlier this month. Of course, Justino also finished Coenen a full round earlier when the two originally tussled in 2010.

Though the 7-0 Rousey clearly isn’t itching to challenge “Cyborg”, she doesn’t think the general fanbase care all that much either.

“It’s only the MMA diehards that want to see that fight,” said Rousey. “I have so many things going on. If she really wants to make that fight happen, I’m here.”

Rousey used to compete at 145 pounds where Justino currently resides but has previously stated she isn’t interested in giving any advantages away, especially in the case of a competitor who has tested positive for PEDs and claims to be too muscular to slim down to bantamweight.

  • SBERG says:

    I don’t blame Rousey at all here. In no way shape or form should she have to bend to anything that Cyborg wants. If Cyborg really wants the fight, cut weight and get it. Cyborg was offered a contract by UFC after her suspension was served and she said no….Not Rousey but she did. Yes I know Tito is her manager or whatever you wanna call him and I’m sure he advised her but in the end she said No.
    I just don’t believe that someone like Cyborg deserves to be pampered in any way in order to make this fight happen(yes I want to see these two fight, I really do). Take the time to cut weight properly, earn your title shot and fight. It’s not rocket science.

  • fanoftna33 says:

    Rousey is kind of a dumbass here for ripping on not only Cyborg but her opponents, Marloes is not just some random opponent but a lady who has been around mma for over a decade, before Rousey was even dreaming of the olympics. I get that Rousey was afraid of Cyborg and ran from the 145 pound division a long time ago, and probably is still worried about the fact that Chris may acually one day soon cut the weight and challenge her. I get that Rousey will have to come up with more credible excuses for ducking the fight then and is just laying the groundwork now. Only the diehards care about that fight, really Rhonda? Thats why Dana went far and away out of his way trying to set this fight up for months, he knows it is money but you know it is likely the end of your perfect record.


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