Cris ‘Cyborg’ blasts Ronda Rousey for comments on Floyd Mayweather, UFC ring girls
Cris “Cyborg” Justino has engaged in a war of words with Ronda Rousey for years, but lately the Brazilian fighter is getting a little tired of hearing the UFC bantamweight champion talk bad about anybody and everybody who crosses her path.
Typically when Rousey addresses “Cyborg” she mentions her 2011 positive drug test for steroids and says that the Brazilian fighter could easily cut to bantamweight if she gave up the performance-enhancing substances.
Now the former Strikeforce champion is firing back, wondering why Rousey has become so volatile towards anyone and everyone she talks about these days, from her to pound-for-pound boxing king Floyd Mayweather.
"Ronda’s always doing interviews and talking bad about somebody," Cyborg said in a recent interview on Sirius XM. "She talks bad about the ring girls in the UFC, she talks about (Floyd) Mayweather and his domestic violence — and I think you have to look at yourself before you diss somebody."
“Cyborg” believes Rousey should be raising the bar by keeping her statements more positive and focusing on the good things she’s doing rather than tearing down those around her.
She knows Rousey is seen as a huge role model to young girls, but "Cyborg" says if the message the UFC champion sends out to the world is always negative, it’s going to influence those people who look at her as a role model.
"Everybody looks at her as an example," Justino said. "A lot of little girls — I hope she realizes that she’s an example and a lot of people see her when she does something like this. Yeah, she’s doing this to a lot of people.
"She should just talk good about herself, not other people, her coach, her ex-boyfriend, Mayweather, she should just say good about herself. I don’t think it’s right."
“Cyborg” might have a chance to shut Rousey up if she can make the cut down to bantamweight in 2016 for a fight that would undoubtedly be one of the biggest in MMA history.
Currently, “Cyborg” is in the throes of a cut down to 140 pounds for her next fight in Invicta FC, but she’s already under contract to Zuffa (parent company for the UFC) and if she is able to slim down to 135 pounds, the matchup with Rousey can finally become a reality.