Ronda Rousey and Cris Cyborg are currently engaged in a media fight. Cyborg is the former Strikeforce Womens Featherweight World Champion, and is currently suspended until December of this year after testing positive for PEDs. Rousey is of course the current Strikeforce Women's Bantamweight champion; she fights Sarah Kaufman Saturday night on Showtime.
Cyborg, who may not have a Strikeforce 145 women's divison to compete in when she returns, is advocating for a fight with Rousey, but wants the fight at a catchweight of 140, or Cyborg's regular 145. Rousey in turn says she doesn't care if Cyborg is injecting horse semen into her eyeballs, but the fight has to be at 135.
In an interview with Tatame, Cyborg continued the drum beat.
“I don’t need to prove to no one I’m the best," said Cyborg. "I defeated them all. If Ronda says I wasn’t clean in any of the fights I won, she’s disrespecting the commission. She’s challenging me and I gotta laught at that. I’ve never fought on the bantamweight, I’ve always been a featherweight and I can drop like a couple of pounds. If Ronda challenged me, she gotta face the consequences of her actions and I hope she does alright.
"I never knew she existed. She just can’t do it like Sonnen, who talked a lot and when the time came he fought like a chicken. I never talked about her because I had no intent to fight her. She’s running away from me, ran away to another division and started saying shit. She chickened out."
“I’ve never liked to say things about anyone because when you say things you carry a big bag of responsibility. It’s easy saying things behind cameras. Even a parrot can talk. She knows I can’t drop that weight but it’s easy for her to come up, since she started fighting at my weight division.
"I’ve never been more excited for a fight like I am right now. She has no idea what is a knee, a punch in the mouth. I was born at a gym where I used to be beat up every single day, but I wasn’t afraid to come up and fight again. When she gets hit on the mouth and loses her teeth she’s gonna crawl her way home. I’ve never ran away from a fight and I’ve never picked out opponents. I fight anyone."
“If they close this division up I might be dismissed. I can’t cut my arm off to fight. I’ll wait for a definition from Strikeforce. I want to fight, I’m motivated and training a lot. This year off hasn’t changed one bit. Talk good or bad things about me, I just want you to talk about me because that proves I still bother people."
“I wanna thank my fans. About the critics, you can go on because that only motivates me to get better and better. If you say ‘she’s like a man’ it’s because they can’t admit a woman can hit another woman like a man in the octagon. I wanna thank Chute Boxe and all the people who’re with me. I wanna fight and I’m prepared to fight anyone."
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