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Tuesday, 02/12/2013, 11:54 am

Cyborg on Rousey: “She’s running from me” | UFC NEWS

In a recent interview with Fight Hub TV, Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos discussed her request for release from Zuffa as well as the ongoing verbal banter between herself and current UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion, Ronda Rousey.

In the video, Cyborg remains adamant that she will not drop to 135.  She suggests that she could make 140 lbs, or even go up to fight at 155 lbs.  Despite public interest and even statements from one of the sport’s leading nutritionalists, Mike Dolce, Cyborg and her manager, UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz, insist that she will not drop the weight.

When asked if she thinks Rousey is avoiding her, Cyborg affirmed that “she [Rousey] started in my weight-class and dropped to 135… she’s running from me.  She fought Judo at 154 or 152.  I don’t know why she can’t fight at 145.”  Cyborg goes on to state, “I don’t need to prove anything for nobody… I’m still champion.”

Ronda Rousey, who is currently training for her first UFC title defense against Liz Carmouche at UFC 157, has not responded to this video.

This interview raises a number of questions for Cris “Cyborg” Santos.  First, it should be stated that Strikeforce stripped her of her featherweight title following her testing positive for stanozolol in December 2011.  Even still, she poses the greatest threat to any female fighter at 145 lbs.  Which of course begs the question, who is there to fight Cyborg?  And more importantly, if not for the UFC, under what organization will she fight?  Finally, when she does fight, we all are wondering how she will respond to so much time off- her last fight occurring almost 14 months ago.

While the forums will be ablaze with vocal supporters of both Cyborg and Rousey, it seems the fight world will have to wait some time before we know if such a fight is in the cards or not.


31 Responses to “Cyborg on Rousey: “She’s running from me” | UFC NEWS”

  1. Bobby says:

    Leaves the UFC
    Refuses to change weight classes to fight the champ
    says she’s ducking her.
    Seems legit

    • GET RID OF FITCH says:

      ROID cheats don’t dictate terms. Rousey is the champ and Cyborg will forever be known as a career long STEROID ABUSER. How anyone could ever root for a person who was once a girl that used males hormones to turn herself into a man. Cyborg is a disgrace to all MMA and even abigger disgrace to womans MMA. Go away ROIDER noone has any respect for you. Go back to jungle where you belong with rest of the monkeys

  2. danielrchargers says:

    Did you or Did you NOT just ask for your Release from the UFC? looks to me like You are Running from Rousey, and what a load of BULLSHIT. this Girl is not taller than 6foot and she cannot make 135? BULLSHIT, its also BULLSHIT that if she makes 135 she cant have kids… YOU SHOULD NEVER HAVE DONE STEROIDS! YOU FUCKED YOURSELF OUT OF A HUGE PAYDAY AND YOU COULD HAVE BEEN A Female LEGEND BUT YOU TOOK STEROIDS INSTEAD! SHUT THE FUCK UP CYBORG YOU ARE A CHEAT AND RUNNING FROM RONDA WITH BULLSHIT REASONS.
    cheater cheater. cheaters do not prosper.

  3. Hahaha says:

    Lol ^ idiot, not steroids get your facts straight jackass

    • retard says:

      stanozolol is a steroid, and she tested positive for it, the fuck are you talking about

    • Not You says:

      “On September 23, 2011, Strikeforce announced that Santos would return to the promotion to face Hiroko Yamanaka. The fight took place at Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal…Santos won via TKO at just sixteen seconds into the first round however, Santos tested positive for stanozolol, an anabolic steroid.”

      “Santos tested positive for stanozolol, an anabolic steroid.”

      “…stanozolol, an anabolic steroid.”

      “…an anabolic steroid.”


      Research help, now you’ve just got egg on your face mate.

      • Anti-Zuffa says:

        HAHAHAH! That was great! However, roids or not, I don’t think she could make the cut and be 100%. The chick walks around over 180 lbs. That would be a hard cut for a dude, chicks can’t gain or cut even close to the way men can. That’s science.

    • T.DADDY says:

      She had high TRT levels.. you get that from takin a banned substance… Don’t matter what she took she cheated.. so get ur facts str8 dickhead

    • korean jesus says:


    • papa says:

      You’re a dumbass and your stupid avatar pic sums you up retard!

  4. Lew says:

    Guyborg-you looka like a man. Cut weight or retire. you and overoid should fight.

  5. uhhhhh says:

    ” on January 6, 2012, Santos tested positive for stanozolol, an anabolic steroid ” soo yeah…

  6. ThisMothafucka says:

    Um…stanozolol is absolutely a synthetic anabolic steroid. So there is that. Ignant…

  7. The 2nd Don Flemenco says:

    Cyborg… Yeah your manager is Tito Ortiz. Tito has been unsucessfully trying to F over Zuffa for years. Does he really think by holding up Cyborg he is going to derail any of thier plans? He is using you for his own gain sexy sexy Cyborg. The UFC does not need ANY particular fighter. They have the best promotion. They never got Fedor and I don’t think that hurt anyones pockets over there. Do yourself a favor and find a real manager, not a showboat.

  8. Matt says:


  9. Brend0magic says:

    I’m so sick of her bs, to the point where I’m not even interested in the fight anymore.

  10. MrSoloDolo says:

    Her reason for not wanting to drop weight classes was because she’s worried about her health and having kids. Yet she is a professional fighter who was also caught shooting up steroids. Sorry, but that doesnt make any sense.

    Tito is going to manage her career into the ground, IMO.

  11. chardt says:

    the Tito Ortiz Hypewagon’s continued quest to stay relevant.

    The onus is all on Cyborg to jump through whatever hoops she needs to for a title fight.

    Apparently she thinks she can cheat, lose all credibility and still dictate the terms of how she fights in the ufc? …Wow! Ballsy.

  12. jason says:

    i agree steroids is a ped but it doesnt give you “skills” thats all hard work.

    • Ummm... says:

      If you take a look at her fights she’s not exactly the most technical fighter. She powered her way thru her opponents knocking them out. 9 of her 11 fights ended in KO or TKO, 2 by decision and 1 loss by submission. The reason she won all those are because she has decent striking, but tons of power behind her strikes.

  13. 757 says:

    Cyborg will kick her ass. Rousey is scared. All the people who talk crap on her are just protecting Rousey.

  14. Obleak says:


  15. Jiminy says:

    I would run too if I had Cyborg running after me.

  16. Nick says:

    Bet if she cut off her dick she’d make the weight.

  17. Ken says:

    Lets get it straight. They are both fighters and want to to come in at their best if they are going to put their careers and ego on the line. Cyborg fights best at 145 and Rousey takes advantage of being bigger by coming in at 135 and fighting smaller girls. Rhonda also listens to Dana. She needs to protect her face and brand like GSP. Its a business. But, remember this! There is no way that they cannot make a 140lb weight just to see the fight. Cyborg is giving 5lbs. Why can’t Rousey give up 5? Simple. If Rousey fights to fight and gets knocked out or beaten up everybody will agree the Cyborg is the badest chick on the planet regardless of the 135 weight class. Its money everybody. Same reason why GSP took Diaz. Its a big money fight and if he looses to Hendricks that fight is dead. Make money first and lost second!!!!

  18. KT says:

    If UFC releases her , WWE would probably be there with an offer AND allow her to fight .

  19. Jhonny Blaze says:

    The woman’s weight class in the ufc is 135 Guyborge new this when she signed.Now she’s refusing to fight the champ in her own weight class.Pathetic.She wants the champ to come up a weight class and fight her?If you want the title then you beat the champ in the weightclass in which they hold the belt.Its not rocket science.Guyborg is an idiot.

  20. confucius says:

    we all saw how one performs off the roids. cough (overeem) cough. We have yet to see that of Cyborg. I dont see why she wont make the cut regardless of a title fight or not. there is NO other division in the UFC. its like what else are your options? There will never be enough women to fill up multiple weight classes in the UFC. i highly doubt this one will last long anyways. Hyping the entire division on one single fighter thats hyped on a one trick pony arsenal.

  21. mmmhhh? says:

    didnt ronda do judo at 155 or something like that how much does she walk around at cause she was looking pretty big before he weight cut to 135 i mean im just saying she might just know that santos could be her but she also isnt dumb and waste her time on fighting her when might test positive again

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