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.