Rousey: 'Fraud' Cyborg nearly destroyed women's MMA


"I mean, she's obviously not willing to go through the effort to go for the fight," UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey told 'Showdown' Joe Ferraro. "If you're pumped full of steroids and the lightest you can get it 145 it's obvious the lightest you can get without steroids is lighter. She refuses to do that and it's just - I don't know where this sense of entitlement comes from. She hasn't had a recorded win in over three years; I mean there's so many other women.

"I'm not - we're not going to make exceptions and create divisions for someone who was a fraud and defamed the sport."

"She almost destroyed women's MMA. I mean think about it, the entire sport stagnated under her and she cared more about having an unfair advantage and winning fights then she did about the sport itself and it suffered under her.

"We don't owe her anything. If she wants the only title that matters she needs to go in the only division that the UFC has. We're not making exceptions for cheaters. She was exposed as a fraud and she needs to be the one to make the changes to clear her name."

"Encouraging something like (a catchweight bout) is not something I'm willing to do. If we meet at a catchweight of 140 or something like that, she's routinely come in to fights grossly overweight like seven pounds or more overweight. I wouldn't put it past her to come into a fight, agree to 140 and come in at 148 and be like, ‘Whatever, fight me anyways.' Because she's done it before and I'm not going to encourage behavior like that and I'm not going to give someone like that a chance for the title ahead of the girls who really work hard and are honest and deserving of it.

"If you want to prove to everybody that you deserve to be called the best in the world, well then come in to the only division and fight for the only title that matters."

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Steve4192 site profile image  

3/11/13 4:59 PM by Steve4192

BullshitShe looked about the same size as Miesha Tate in their staredown for the pre-fight video montage, and was significantly smaller than many of the 145 pounders she fought.Here is the Tate staredown: she is versus Julia Budd: is not huge for her weight class. The only fights she has looked huge in were versus Kaufmann and Carmouche, and that is because both of those fighters are very short for the weightclass.

time traveling 12er site profile image  

3/11/13 2:12 PM by time traveling 12er

If that's the case how is she cutting weight and not dying like Cyborg claims?  You can't have it both ways and say Cyborg can't cut weight because of he natural size, then say Ronda is the same class as her even though she can apparently get to 135.  Cyborg size = Ronda size Ronda = can make 135, therefore if that's true Cyborg = can make 135.  

Motivated Penn site profile image  

3/11/13 2:07 PM by Motivated Penn

I feel this pic explains everything one needs to know about Rondas thickness. Except perhaps her titanic lats.

DanGold site profile image  

3/11/13 1:48 PM by DanGold

Rousey is an ogre at 135, significantly bigger and thicker than anyone she's fought so far.

FOX Force Five site profile image  

3/11/13 1:12 PM by FOX Force Five

At her own press conference a big deal was made of her weight - she tipped the scales at 160.

B17 site profile image  

3/11/13 11:16 AM by B17

she has a point but id still like to see Cyborg fighting

Steve4192 site profile image  

3/11/13 10:43 AM by Steve4192

"Jons Forsberg - same day weigh ins or not that is still 10lbs over Cyborg weight and 15lbs above the proposed catch weight."Ronda has no problem cutting to 135.Cyborg claims she would literally be rendered sterile and possibly die if he she cuts to 135.CLEARLY, they are nowhere near the same size.

Steve4192 site profile image  

3/11/13 10:38 AM by Steve4192

Five by my count (Finney, Coenen, Akano, Baszler, Porto), and two of those have also competed at flyweight (Akano, Porto). Cyborg has spent her entire career fighting bloated 135 pounders rather than going up against women who could match her size. It should be no surprise that she wants Rousey to fatten up and fight her too.

Jons Forsberg site profile image  

3/11/13 1:05 AM by Jons Forsberg

same day weigh ins or not that is still 10lbs over Cyborg weight and 15lbs above the proposed catch weight.

dahosse site profile image  

3/11/13 12:51 AM by dahosse

Same day weigh-ins with a Ronda clearly carrying excess pounds. Jelly roll Ronda is not the same as horse meat cyroid.