Strikeforce bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey continued to gather more media exposure for women’s MMA, as “Rowdy” appeared on ESPN’s SportsCenter Friday afternoon.
Rousey called out former Strikeforce featherweight champion Cris “Cyborg” Justino after she defeated Sarah Kaufman recently. Cyborg, however, has stated that she cannot physically drop down to 135, and will not fight Rousey at the weight.
“She was caught doing steroids, so I don’t really think it’s unreasonable for me to expect she would lose weight when not doing steroids,” Rousey said. “She disgraced her sport and country by cheating.”
Rousey, who has won all six of her professional MMA fights via first round armbar, took exception to Cyborg’s claims that she is a spoiled little brat.
“I was living in my car (while training in MMA),” Rousey said. “Just because I look a certain way, that doesn’t mean I’m spoiled.”
Rousey was asked if she would follow in the footsteps of former women’s MMA star Gina Carano and enter the acting world. For now, Rousey appears focused on MMA only.
“I feel like doing acting is a death sentence to being a fighter,” Rousey said. “This is a very serious business. You can’t just do it half-way and expect to be just as well. I really want to do everything I want to accomplish in MMA first before I move over.”
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