Yet another victim has been claimed in one Ronda Rousey’s tirade of words. This time it’s former Strikeforce Women’s featherweight champ Cris “Cyborg” Santos, who recently stated that she would fight Rousey, but it would have to be on her own terms. This means, Cyborg would NOT (and could not) drop down to fight Rousey, but rather they would meet at a catch-weight of 140lbs, or Rousey could bulk up to her weight and meet at 145lbs.
Not surprising, Ronda said this wouldn’t be good enough for her, either Cyborg drops down to 135lbs. or there will be no fight. Rousey, who was a guest on The MMA Report with John Pollock, also went on to state the reason Santos can’t drop down is due to her steroid use, and blasted her for being a “big old cheater,” and “doping her whole life.”
“If she wants to fight me than she is going to have to find a way to come down to 135,” she said. “We’ll see how she does in a fair fight for once in her life. She has a history of coming in overweight to fights and I wouldn’t doubt that if we agreed to some sort of catchweight at 140, she’d show up at 145 anyway and be like ‘ah whatever, fight or not.’ She’s done this many times before. I don’t owe her anything. She’s completely defamed, and anything she’s ever done is nothing because she is a big old cheater and she’s been doping her whole life. And I think part of the reason why people like Dana [White] think there is a lack of depth in all these divisions is because this girl is doping and making everybody look like they aren’t in her league. And I think the reason why people look at women’s MMA like that was because of her. She is nothing but a detriment to the sport and the only positive she could play is an Ivan Drago bad guy that gets beat to hell by a Rocky. So no, she can come down and fight me at 135 because I have a whole line of other people that want to fight me already and I don’t owe her anything.
“I don’t need to come up and it’s just like, why would I even want to come up to her weight?” she continued. “Stop doping, lose the weight. She can either do the drugs and fight me at 135 and have the drugs be just as much a detriment as a help to her during the weight cut, or she can cut out all the doping and make the weight easily. It’s just whatever. As long as she makes 135, I don’t care if she’s injecting horse semen into her eyeballs but that’s the only way I feel it would be a fair fight. She’s never had a fair fight in her life and I see how the prospect of that would scare the hell out of her and why she would insist at fighting heavier.”
Regardless of Cyborg and Rousey’s feelings, Santos is still suspended until this December, and when she returns, the 145lbs. division may have been done away with altogether. No fights have happened in this weight class since Cyborg’s last bout, and UFC president Dana White doesn’t have much hope for the division, as no upcoming bouts have been scheduled for the near future.