Ronda Rousey is still insisting on Cris Cyborg dropping down to bantamweight if their superfight is gonna happen:
“If you can make 145 [pounds] while you’re super juiced out, you can make 135 if you’re clean,” Rousey brashly declared.
“Cyborg has never had a fair fight. If you really look at it, she’s had fights where she came in and outweighed the other girl by 12 pounds and then they still fought. This girl has a long history of cheating and using drugs, and coming in overweight, and no one’s ever put their foot down ever about it.
“If we did a catchweight of 140, I 100 percent think she’d just come in overweight and be like, ‘Whatever, come fight me.’ Want to know why? Because she’s done it several times before. She has a track record of doing these things. This girl does things that are blatantly disrespectful to her opponents, over and over and over her whole career. Someone needs to put their foot down about it. So, yeah, I’m going to be the one that has to do it because I can.”
It’s an interesting choice of words at the end there – she’s gonna force the issue because she can. Olympic silver medalist and potential future Rousey opponent Sarah McMann had an interesting opinion that kinda mirrored that thought:
“If Ronda wants to fight someone, she’s gonna fight her,” said McMann. “She’ll make noise, she’ll appeal to the media. If she wants it, it can happen. She’s already shown that, she is the MMA princess right now. When she wants it, she gets it. I can only conclude if she doesn’t fight ‘Cyborg,” she doesn’t want to.”
The big hope here is that this is all posturing on Ronda’s part to make sure she has the upper hand when fight negotiations start out. “Well, if you want me to agree to a catchweight then you better pay me properly.” And by that she means put the fight on PPV and give her a % of the money. This is all Imaginary Rousey though, a complete figment of my imagination. Don’t ask me what other things Imaginary Rousey does there. That’s some Snowqueen’s Icedragon shit and this is a PG-13 site, dontchaknow?
Regardless, Cyborg is suspended until the end of December so it’s not what’s gonna be next up for Ronda anyways. That honor probably falls to the winner of the Liz Carmouche – Sarah McMann fight on November’s Strikeforce card.