Ronda Rousey Next Fight: 'Cyborg' Comments Won't Draw Fine, Cristiane Justino Future Opponent? [VIDEO]
Ronda Rousey is arguably the biggest name in the UFC these days, and a fight with Cristiane "Cyborg" Justino would probably be one of the top fights possible in mixed martial arts. For now though, their beef is little more than nasty words.
Recently Rousey came under fire for calling Justino an "it," which some took as a shot at transgender fighters. Justino is not transgender, but has been mocked for her masculine physique.
Rousey's full quote was, "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.
"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."
Calls for discipline from UFC president Dana White fell on deaf ears--White addressed the issue and will not be punishing his star. "She's not a transgender fighter," White said of Cyborg.
"She's a woman. What Ronda is saying is [Cyborg has] taken so many drugs, she's probably not a woman anymore. She's not a transgender fighter. She didn't have a surgery.
"She called [Cyborg] an 'it.' Cyborg calls Ronda a chicken. Is Ronda a chicken? Should Ronda be offended by being called a chicken? Grow the f*** up, everybody."
White also discussed the possibility of pairing Rousey and Justino for a megafight-fans hoping to see them square off may want to look away.
"She's a nightmare in every way shape and form to bring in as a professional athlete in an organization like this," White said before couching his comments a tad by adding, "I'm not saying it could never be done."
Cyborg was caught with steroids in 2009, but has not tested positive since. White talks freely about her past issues with PEDs and even admitted mocking her in the past too.
"I said when I saw her at the MMA Awards, she looked like Wanderlei Silva in a dress and heels," White said. "And she did. Did she not? Who wants to dispute that she didn't look like Wanderlei? [She was] jacked up on steroids beyond belief and looked like Wanderlei Silva."
The comparison to Silva was a reference to her size as well. Rousey is the bantamweight champion and White's expressed doubt she'd be able to compete at 135 lbs.
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