'Cyborg' unveils plan to land Rousey fight


Ever since the UFC announced a women's division, Cris 'Cyborg' has been campaigning for a fight against champion Ronda Rousey. However, the former Strikeforce champion fights in the featherweight division, but hopes to put a plan in action to get her in a place where she could fight Rousey in the UFC:

Invicta FC featherweight champion Cristiane Justino has a plan for 2014, which she hopes will lead to UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey by December. 

Justino (12-1) recently hired medical consultants to help her start shedding weight in an attempt to make the 135-pound bantamweight limit by midsummer. 

The plan calls for Justino, aka "Cyborg," to defend her 145-pound Invicta title in late April or early May, most likely against Ediane Gomes. Justino would then fight for Invicta's 135-pound title in a quick turnaround, perhaps as early as July. 

In previous interviews, the Brazilian fighter hinted she was entering the final fight on the Invicta contract she signed last year. Invicta president Shannon Knapp wouldn't offer details, but said the proposed two title fights wouldn't necessarily require Justino to sign a contract extension. 

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3/4/14 1:33 PM by urch

What are you doing, man? Stop making so much sense. Don't you know you're supposed to turn a blind eye to obvious facts and post shitty comments based on your personal whims rather than objective assessment? This is the Internet after all.

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3/4/14 1:20 PM by Soup and Beer

They will say it was a lucky fluke, just like they say Weidman's two KO's and TKO's of Silva were pure luck.  They will say that if Ronda hadn't gotten the takedown and the armbar, that Cyborg would have KO'd her or gotten the decision.

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3/4/14 1:05 PM by Steve4192

I'm not believing Zuffa. I'm believing Cyborg. She admitted in her steroids trial that a fight with Rousey was already lined up in Strikeforce. She also admits that she could have made 135 to fight Rousey in the UFC, but she wanted more money and fewer fights. That's twice Ronda has agreed to fight Cyborg and twice that Cyborg has found a reason not to take the fight BY HER OWN ADMISSION.I happen to agree with you that a fighter has the right to seek out the best deal they can get for themselves (that's why they call them 'prize fighters') Personally, I don't think either of them are 'ducking', they're just negotiating the best deal they can get. But if people are going to throw around accusations of 'ducking', then Cyborg is clearly the one doing the quacking. She's the one who has twice passed up an opportunity to sign a contract with Rousey's on it.

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3/4/14 12:43 PM by GarlicSauce

"They have done everything they can", that is the truth, but only if you believe the Zuffa corporation in everything they say. They gave her a shitty contract, and when Cyborg asked for what she deserves they used this to "prove" that **Cyborg** is the one complicating this.

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3/4/14 12:04 PM by Steve4192

Anderson fought at WW earlier in his career. Does that mean he was ducking GSP? He also fought at LHW. Does that mean he was ducking Jones? Jones has also talked about eventually moving up to HW. Does that mean he is ducking Cain?Like many fighters, Ronda started her career at a different weight class than her optimal weight class. Spencer Fisher started out as a fucking HW and would up at FW. Kenny Florian started out at WW, moved up to MW for TUF, then moved back down as far as FW. As they progressed in their careers, they moved to the weight class that best suited them. Ronda did the same thing. Why should she be expected to move back up to a weight class that no longer suits her?

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3/4/14 11:21 AM by Phil999


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3/4/14 11:08 AM by epwar

"Ronda's...uh...busy now." - Dana "I'd totally beat Cyborg, but I'm interested in the 125 lb title." - Deja Ronda "We don't have a 125 lb title...uh...I mean, Ronda is now fighting at 125." - Dana

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3/4/14 11:06 AM by Dogman

So Stevey the mens division is the same as the womans and the fact the RR was fighting at 145 and went down makes no differnce with you? I see your point but I dont agree that its the same!

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3/4/14 10:40 AM by irish_pride

I like that her promoter is helping rather than cock blocking.

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3/4/14 10:10 AM by Steve4192

Was GSP a paper dragon because he never beat Anderson Silva?Was Silva a paper dragon because he never beat Jon Jones?Is Jones a paper dragon because he hasn't beaten Cain?