>> Thursday, November 19, 2015
Cristiane Justino although more commonly known by her nickname "Cyborg" is the long time rival of now ex-UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey has not held her tongue when it comes to Rousey who she considers a bully for the things that Ronda has said about her. After the MMA world's jaw dropped as they saw Ronda Rousey's entire body drop from a head kick from Holly Holm the long time rival of MMA icon Ronda Rousey did not take long to respond,
"I knew the way. I already knew Ronda could not take a punch. I said it before that she had never been really punched in the face before. If you watch her sparring sessions, only Ronda would hit, nobody would hit her back and we know what the sport is like. She had never taken an opponent who knew how to strike and had knockout power. Most girls she faced were flyweights who moved up, but not Holly Holm. She is my size and that mattered.
"I believe that's why Ronda said she would only fight me if I dropped to bantamweight, because she's aware of my physical strength, my size, and she knows that would be a problem for her. Holly Holm is as tall as me, it's the same, there was no need for someone from a heavier weight class. She came from the same weight class and showed Ronda reality."
Cyborg is the current Invicta Featherweight Champion and the former Strikeforce Women's Bantamweight Champion. Invicta is credible, and Strikeforce was credible when it was around. Cyborg ended the career of former female MMA icon Gina Carano. The face of Brazilian Women's MMA has obliterated all who have stepped into the cage with her. She assassinated the last two victims brave enough to sign a contract to fight her in less than a minute each. On top of that she has gone 2-1 in kickboxing with her only loss coming against Jorina Bars(37-0) in what actually was a competitive contest against the greater experienced woman. Cyborg's record in grappling contests is not bad as well. The only thing left for her is to compete in the UFC, but the issue of making weight is all that is left because the UFC does not currently have a women's Featherweight division which is where Cyborg
There is a heated debate about rather Rousey was ducking Cyborg or not by asking for her to come down to 135 instead of the two champions meeting in the middle at a catchweight of 140 pounds, but ever since Rousey received her first L that flame has cooled down. Rousey wanted to defend her belt against Cyborg meanwhile Cyborg just wanted the fight and wasn't chasing for Rowdy's belt. According to Dana White queen of the featherweight division was next on the list if Holm was defeated, but those plans were ruined by an excellent display of footwork and angles that lead to a stunning knockout by Holly Holm. Cyborg references this actually,
"I believe fans still want to watch this fight, but plans have changed. In fact, Ronda avoided this fight because she wanted to be unbeatable, she wanted to remain undefeated. We will see what happens next and how she handles the loss. It a surprise not only for her, but for everyone who was there. My life did not change, though. I will keep on training. Of course I want to fight. After Holly Holm, it was supposed to be me and her, as Dana White said. I don't know what will happen now, but I sure am ready and I will be ready the day this fights comes along. I think it was fight that should have happened already."
Will this be like Mayweather vs Pacquiao where the fight happens too late? Is this fight inevitable considering the amount of top talent in the women's Featherweight and Bantamweight divisions?