Ronda Rousey to Cris ‘Cyborg’: Drop the steroids and just make weight
The past four opponents who have stepped in the Octagon with Ronda Rousey have lasted a combined 130 seconds.
For all her trash talk and promise of taking the UFC title home to Brazil, Bethe Correia only made it 34 seconds with the most dominant athlete on the planet as Rousey landed a first-round knockout for the third time in her career.
Considering the way Rousey has been thrashing her opposition lately, it’s no surprise that the subject of former Strikeforce champion Cris "Cyborg" Justino always seems to come up after another dominant win from the UFC women’s bantamweight champion.
Justino was the most feared fighter in the women’s division for years before Rousey came along, knocking out opponent after opponent in a vicious manner.
Cyborg has lobbied for the fight with Rousey for years, but she competes at 145 pounds and the UFC doesn’t have a division for her so there have been multiple attempts to get her down to the next weight class so the bout could come together.
Following her latest win, Rousey reiterated her demands for a fight with Cyborg to happen in the UFC: get down to 135 pounds or kiss that title shot goodbye.
"I’m prepared to deal with anything. That’s why I’m the champ," Rousey said. "I fight in the UFC 135-pound division.
"She can fight at 145 pumped full of steroids and she can make weight just like everybody else without them."
UFC president Dana White stated he’s more than happy to put the fight together tomorrow if the Brazilian slugger can cut down to 135 pounds to face Rousey in the Octagon.
"That fight is ready to roll whenever Cyborg is ready," White said.
Cyborg took to Facebook following Rousey’s win to express her opinion about the UFC champion’s performance while also promising that her next fight would take place at 140 pounds while gradually making the effort to get down to the bantamweight limit.
"My next fight is 140lbs. Then I hope we get a chance to give fans the most violent fight in the history of MMA!" Cyborg wrote.
For now it appears Rousey is moving on to a third fight with Miesha Tate while Cyborg will compete in Invicta Fighting Championships at least one more time before hopefully getting down to 135 pounds for a trip to the UFC in 2016.