Cyborg proposes April to Ronda Rousey, says Rousey is out of excuses
During Friday’s appearance on AXS TV’s Inside MMA, Invicta FC featherweight champion Cris Cyborg’s (14-1) former manager and current wrestling coach Tito Ortiz said he’d heard the UFC had offered Cyborg a fight at the Cowboy’s arena, and that the ball was in UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey’s (12-0) court. So far, the UFC, UFC president Dana White, and Ronda Rousey have all stayed quiet on the subject.
Cyborg, who hasn’t commented yet on Ortiz’s claims, challenged Rousey to a fight in April. She included a photo of Rousey with the words ‘Straight Outta Excuse’ superimposed on the image.
Rousey, following her 34-second KO of Bethe Correia (9-1) on August 1, is expected to face Miesha Tate (17-5) for the third time in December, although nothing official has been announced. Cyborg is equally dominant in Invicta’s featherweight division, stopping contender Faith Van Duin (5-2) by TKO at 45 seconds into round one.
Rousey has long maligned Cyborg for having once failed a test for steroids in 2011 and is vocal about her doubt Cyborg can make 135. At a Bellator media day recently, Ortiz said Cyborg is doing everything possible to make 135.
Should Cyborg have to make 135 to get a fight with Rousey, or is a catchweight at 140 a reasonable compromise?
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