Posted August 8, 2015 by Sydnie Jones in InvictaFC

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.


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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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