Rousey: Cyborg not a woman, an ‘it’

Friday, April 18, 2014

A potential matchup between UFC champion Ronda Rousey and Cris Cyborg is the only women's fight anyone could talk about this year. Well that or a fight with Gina Carano.

Rousey recently spoke to Kevin Iole of Yahoo sports and spoke about both potential matchups:

Rousey said, “I totally adore Gina,” and it would “be a privilege and an honor for me to fight her.”

Rousey said she and her coach, Edmond Tarverdyan, believe Carano would pose a more significant challenge to her than Justino would.

“I've said before, I don't care if she's injecting horse semen into her eyeballs, I'll fight her, but that's just my personal decision,” Rousey said. “But I can't make a decision for the whole division. I can't say it's the right thing. This girl has been on steroids for so long and [has been] injecting herself for so long that she's not even a woman anymore. She's an 'it.' It's not good for the women's division. It's not good at all.

“If she comes in the UFC and I beat the [expletive] out of her and then I retire and become an action movie star, then the UFC is still going to be stuck with her. The division could die. She could ruin the whole sport. Even though it's a fight a lot of people want to see, even if I beat the living crap out of her, it won't be good for the sport because then she'd still be in the UFC.”

“I'd be honored to fight a competitor like Gina, who is an example of what real respect and honor is in the cage,” Rousey said. “I really think with Cyborg taking all of those steroids and hormones and then going into the cage, it's like going in with a weapon. It's certainly very negligent, but it's also criminal. I believe, it really is. Promoting her would be promoting that act and I think it would be wrong in every way.

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