Ronda Rousey, Cris Cyborg Continue To Trade Verbal Jabs

Strikeforce bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is no fan of Cris “Cyborg” Justino.

And, for that matter, Justino is really no fan of Rousey’s.

The problem that is keeping these two from figuring out their differences inside the cage is two-fold. First, Justino is currently suspended until December. Second, “Cyborg” refuses to move down to 135 pounds, and Rousey says she will not bump up to another weight class to face the former Strikeforce featherweight champion.

During Monday’s episode of Inside MMA, Rousey was a guest. After a segment consisting of Rousey discussing her recent win over Sarah Kaufman and her issues with Cyborg, the hosts read a statement given to them by Cyborg.

She claims she is the champion and openly challenges me to fight at 135 pounds, which I find laughable. I have never fought below 145 pounds. I am considered the top pound-for-pound women’s fighter in the world! My cardiologists and physician have advised me that to make such a drastic reduction in weight could have permanent effects on my long-term health. I will not endanger my health to satisfy the rantings of a spoiled, little girl.

As you might expect, Rousey will ready for fire right back at those comments from Justino.

That girl has been cheating her entire career and she’s not the champion. Everybody knows she’s been cheating her entire career. The whole time she’s held that belt I think it’s just been a fraud. She stopped taking all those hormones or whatever she was taking to go to those athletic commission hearings and then, suddenly, she’s all big and huge again and saying that she can’t make the weight. Who does she think she is, Muhammed Ali? Creating her own weight division? She’s not as awesome as she thinks she is.


    Catch Weight?!!

    • Dana Becker

      Rousey seems very stead-fast in not wanting to do anything other than 135…..I think Cyborg’s recent failed drug test is the main reason behind her desire to get her to 135.

  • Mastodon

    Who the hell is Justino? Cyborg’s name is Cristiane Santos.

    • warriordave927

      Santos was her married name, she divorced evangelists and is using her maiden name which is justino

    • Dana Becker

      Yep, as Warrior Dave pointed out…she divorced earlier this year, it was made public right about the time her suspension was made known if I remember correctly.

  • warriordave927

    Funny how Ronda was so respectfulof cyborg in the media when she was at 145 and now that she’s seemingly out of cyborgs reach she shows her true colors,they should do a catch weight fight at 140

    • quardy

      Maybe we was respectful to her becuase she though at that time Cyborg didn’t used PEDs? Anyway, Cyborg couldn’t make 135. She has a tough time making 145.

      • Dana Becker

        Good call…..I don’t see Rousey taking to kindly to fighters who get busted for PEDs or other illegal substances.

  • mitchtiz

    yeah wasnt Ronda at first fighting at 145? maybe the julia budd fight? if she wants her so bad than make the 1st womens Superfight 135 champ vs 145 champ at 140or?

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