Cyborg dropping weight for Rousey bout?


Speaking at Wednesday's Strikeforce: "Rousey vs. Kaufman" conference call, Scott Coker, CEO of the San Jose based promotion was asked if a potential showdown with Santos was next for the winner of Kaufman vs. Rousey and revealed that officials have been in contact with "Cyborg" about making a potential move down to bantamweight once her suspension is over in December.

"Right now, Ronda and Sarah, they have a tough test next week in San Diego and Cyborg is out until the middle of December. We'll have to talk to her at that time and see what her interest is as far as going down in weight. I know [Strikeforce matchmaker Sean Shelby] has started talking to Cyborg of fighting at 135, so there's dialog, but nothing is confirmed. We'll have to wait until after she gets off suspension to have a serious conversation with her."

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r_o_y site profile image  

8/12/12 12:55 AM by r_o_y

A Cyborg/rousey fight would be wasted on strikeforce. This fight could really strengthen one of the weaker ufc cards espically with all the injuries lately. There has got to be someway to get this on ppv ...

JerodR site profile image  

8/11/12 4:37 PM by JerodR

I fully believe Cyborg will connect, but I haven't seen anyone saying Rousey can't take a punch either. Anything is possible but honestly I think that Cyborg will go full steam ahead and long some solid shots. Rousey will decide she wants to take it to the ground asap, and will get the take down. Then it will become a ground game with Rousey more than likely getting a sub. Anything can happen but personally I have more faith in Rousey than I do Cyborg. That is just me though.

fourozgloves site profile image  

8/11/12 1:29 PM by fourozgloves

First round armbar anyone?

kanodogg2 site profile image  

8/11/12 12:49 PM by kanodogg2

Rappin fortay????

JustAnotherMMAFan site profile image  

8/11/12 11:37 AM by JustAnotherMMAFan

<blockquote>TossTheGi - People give Cyborg too much credit. <br><br>She fucking pulled Full Mount twice during that Carano fight. If Gina had any grappling skills she could have won it either time. <img src="/images/phone/apple.png" alt="Phone Post" border="0" style="vertical-align:middle;"/></blockquote><br />People keep referring to something that happened three years ago. It's obvious that Cyborg improved a lot since her Gina Carano fight. She made no mistakes against Marloes Coenen, who had great ground game.<br /><br />***And Ronda gave full mount to Chermaine Tweet, a thai-boxer with ZERO ground experience, and 0-0 as a MMA fighter.***<br /><br />Everyone can make mistakes.<br /><br />Cyborg has been less sloppy in her last three fights and more technical. And she won the World's BJJ twice now.<br /><br />I think she will murder Ronda.<br />

Chris27 site profile image  

8/11/12 10:30 AM by Chris27

He couldnt do that unless the deal with SF/Showtime is done, either the contract expires or they end the deal early or something but they just cant take Ronda and put her on a UFC card.Same with Gilbert, Luke etc.

Chris27 site profile image  

8/11/12 10:29 AM by Chris27

What else is she gonna do? They dont even have a 45 div anymore do they? Plus who would she fight? 35 is really the only big div in womens mma right now and Cyborg/RR is the biggest fight of all time in womens mma, of course they hope to hell Ronda keeps the title and fights Cyborg.I could even see that being the first women's fight in the UFC.

T Bag site profile image  

8/11/12 10:20 AM by T Bag

LOL@ pretending that getting off roids=dropping weight

EckY site profile image  

8/11/12 10:16 AM by EckY

 Utterly shit use of sarcasm and lol @ fortay.

JOESONDO site profile image  

8/11/12 10:10 AM by JOESONDO

Much of it will depend on how Rousey responds to being hit hard. How's her chin and does she react like Lesner? If she can take a punch and Cyborg's aggression she should fair well. Cyborg is fairly sloppy both standing and on the ground.As far as how Cyborg fights off juice, she fought several times and did not test positive. This is not to say she was clean for those fights but simply she did not get caught. She obviously made a miscalculation for her last fight. Something she probably won't do again.