The ongoing feud between Ronda Rousey & Cris Cyborg is often reignited when Cyborg steps into the cage. Last month, Cyborg stepped into the Octagon to square off against Swedish striking phenom Lina Lansberg in the main event of UFC Brasilia.
Cyborg, who admittedly had a brutal weight-cut throughout the course of the week, cutting the remaining 10 pounds in just 24 hours to make the catchweight limit of 141 pounds, once again stated after defeating Lansberg via TKO that she would not be able to cut down to the bantamweight limit of 135 pounds for a fight with Rousey.
In addition, Cyborg went on to state that a fight between her and Rousey needs to happen when the former UFC women’s bantamweight champion returns to the Octagon. Following that, UFC President Dana White kept hopes alive for a superfight between the two female stars, stating that in a perfect world, Rousey would return and fight for the bantamweight championship, and then have a superfight with Cyborg.
During a recent interview with TMZ, Cyborg once again took shots at Rousey, likely in hopes of baiting the former champ into a fight:
“Ronda [is a] coward. I’ll fight her anytime next year.”
“You can have all the money in the world, I have something money can’t buy … warrior heart.”
“I’m no coward,” she continued. “Ronda doesn’t want to fight me. She’s afraid to say my name in an interview so she has Dana White tell the story for her.”
Cyborg isn’t the only one calling for a fight with Rousey. Just this week, UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes, who has yet to find an opponent for her first title defense, took to social media with a message for Rousey in hopes of securing a fight.
Nunes’ call-out comes on the heels of it being revealed that the UFC is reportedly looking to book a fight between Nunes and Rousey for UFC 206 in Canada.