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Friday, 02/01/2013, 12:34 pm

Dana White is warming up to a Rousey vs. Cyborg fight at 140lbs, just not for a championship | UFC NEWS

Cris Cyborg took to her instagram account this week and made her feelings on fighting the UFC women’s Champion (Ronda Rousey) very clear. The comments were posted on and many other MMA websites around the world and even made its way to the UFC president apparently. Cyborg thinks there is a way to make the fight between her and Rousey happen, but says the UFC is just protecting their champion.

“I am not afraid of Ronda Rousey,” Cyborg posted. “I will fight her anywhere anytime for free.”

“Everyone knows I barely make 145 (pounds), but I am willing to sacrifice and meet her halfway at 140.”

Dana White has been adamant about the fact the UFC instituted a 135lb women’s division and installed Ronda Rousey as the champion with no plans on adding another weight class anytime soon.

“Cyborg either wants to come in and fight for the title and get a big payday and fight the champion or she doesn’t,” said White.

Cris Cyborg thinks that Dana White just wants Rousey to have an unfair advantage, and believes that is the reason Dana isn’t willing to budge.

“What he wants me to do is fight Ronda with both my hands tied behind my back or comatose, so that she can have a chance, which is what making me fight at 135 is.”

“To finally shut everyone up, I will fight Ronda with one hand tied behind my back at 140 pounds and still kick her ass and prove that I’m the real champ not her,” said Cyborg.

That might just of been what Dana White needed to hear, and now it doesn’t seem outside the realm of possibility that he would even be willing to make the fight happen at a catch-weight.

“If that’s what (Cyborg) is willing to do, is go to 140, let Rhonda defend her title a few times and see if Rhonda wants to go to 140,” White told on Thursday.

“If I know Rhonda, she probably would anyway. If (Cyborg) wants to fight for a title, she’s gotta go to 135 pounds. The fight at 140 would be a fan fight because everybody wants to see it, but it’s not one of those fights that makes sense.”

It might not make sense but it sure would make dollars, and plenty of them for the UFC. If we have learned anything from Dana White it’s that he is willing to change his stance if it means making money for the UFC, and also making a fight that the fans want to see.


One Response to “Dana White is warming up to a Rousey vs. Cyborg fight at 140lbs, just not for a championship | UFC NEWS”

  1. Blah blah blah says:

    Dana’s looking really cute in that photo,I’m getting wood.

  2. Brad says:

    Dana protecting a paper champion Ronda proved nothing and was handed a belt. Ronda has been running her mouth for years about time Cyborg said something. Cyborg will Kill Ronda. Ronda Fears Cyborg

    • Bobert says:

      Ronda has proved nothing? what’s her win/loss ratio? how many of them ended in the first round via stoppage? oh. all of them? no one forced cyborg to resort to roids. she’s responsible for her career, not Dana. used roids and you have the nerve to think she’s the best and deserves to be handed back a belt on her terms…. lmfao.

      you morons amaze me with the dumb things you guys say.

  3. Travis says:

    Dana is protecting Ronda. Women in the UFC is done as soon as she loses.

    Rhonda likes to talk crap, but she is afraid to fight someone that weighs a few pounds more than her.

    • daniel says:

      Well, Cyborg is a proven cheater you know. Served a 1 year suspension for it, or right about that length of time. So why should she get to make demands regarding weight for a fight?? If they say ” yeah, you can fight, but 135 is the limit” and you can’t make that weight, go find an organization with womens mma that has a 140 division, or stop juicing and you can make the weight. And Tito as a manager?? Yeah, since he did so well with the latter part of his career.

  4. GRT 3000 says:

    yeah whatever – the women’s 135 division is pretty deep right now anyways…(crickets)

  5. 123 says:

    dana white is obviously biased when it comes to certain fighters.. ronda rousey, franke edgar, chael sonnen etc..

  6. angoco.manny says:

    in the past it wasnt really notice by everyone,maybe few whispers but nothing to he might as well say that theres a few he choses before others..being a PROUD ISLANDER from GUAM,i have always surported you as a GREAT fighter,you have represented our ISLANDS in the PACIFIC with HONOR,PRIDE,MORALS..hafa adai from GUAM,,u need to get back into the RING…

  7. Bill says:

    Dana White is protecting Rousey. She’s his cash cow. Santos’ juicing violation is over and it has gotten old to keep hearing it as an excuse anymore. (Brazil has a different culture about it and that stuff is available over the counter there.)
    It WAS interesting to hear Gina Carano say in her interview at the SuperBowl that Santos has come down to 135 in the past (when she beat Carano?) so there IS some room for discussion on this subject.

  8. BLikeWater says:

    How does a 140 lb Superfight not make sense?

    Rousey entered MMA at 145lbs and eventually dropped down to 135 with the rest of the women who ran from Cyborg.

    What doesn’t make sense is for anybody to wish to see a dehydrated and overall unhealthy Cyborg at 135 lbs.

    Unless she knows that she’s not ready for Cyborg, It makes no sense for Ronda to make excuses to not take a fight that everybody wants to see at 140lbs.

    It’s not about a UFC title. It’s a matter of principle. It’s about who is currently the baddest woman on the planet and as of right now it appears that even Ronda and Dana understands that she needs more experience before taking on Cyborg.

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