Cris Cyborg Rep Warns of Homicide in Possible Rousey Matchup: MMA Spotlight

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The shots continue to rain out in the public as a rep of Cris Cyborg issued a statement responding to the comments that Ronda Rousey had made last weekend. This ongoing battle between the two has started to take over the world of women’s mixed martial arts (WMMA), and has caught the attention of the MMA world. According to Cris Cyborg’s representative, George Prajin, Ronda has seemed to be more ruthless with her comments about Cyborg in public because quite simply, the UFC women’s champ cannot hurt her physically. Prajin started off the statement defending his fighter and daring Ronda to get into a cage with Cyborg. While also responding that Ronda was right about that his fighter Cyborg fighting Ronda would be criminal, and stated that the fight itself might wind up ending with a homicide. Closing off his statement to MMA Junkie, Prajin verifies that Cyborg has passed numerous drug tests, including randomly selected tests; which would conclude the fact that Cris Cyborg does not use performance enhancing drugs. The response was clear, and it seems as if Cyborg’s camp is ready to physically respond to Rousey.

This all stems from a statement Ronda made over the weekend where she referred to Cyborg as an “It“, after stating she didn’t even consider Cyborg a woman anymore. Such comments have been frowned upon by the UFC Brass with other fighters on the roster, and it will be interesting to see if any sort of punishment may concur for the women’s bantamweight champion. Ronda’s comments not only Rousey MMA Spotlightdisturbed Cyborg and her camp, she may have got on the wrong side of a few MMA specified companies as well. Americana MMA offered $5,000.00 to the first woman who could knock out Rousey. Somewhat of a bold statement for a company that derives most of their business from the sport that Ronda, in some ways, has become the face of. The only party that has remained absent in this ongoing feud is the UFC itself. Dana has addressed the manner of Cyborg coming to the UFC and a potential bout between the two women’s fighters, but has yet to comment specifically on what has transpired in the last few days.

The match up itself is one of the most intriguing in WMMA. Cyborg is the current Invicta FC featherweight champion and the former Strikeforce featherweight champion before the company was taken over by Zuffa. Cyborg’s camp strongly believes that Ronda dropped to bantamweight to avoid a match up then, and is now hiding behind her championship belt and weight class, to avoid the Invicta champion. No matter the case, the fight itself could bring in a substantial amount of viewership and buys for the UFC, but would a match up like that be beneficial in the long term? Ronda Rousey is a young, prospering, beautiful women’s athlete the UFC could built and promote for years to come, but a potential loss could threaten the growth. Cris Cyborg’s skills aren’t in question, it is whether if the organization could continue to expand women’s MMA with Cyborg as their face. All possibilities are an afterthought until each fighter signs on the dotted line, which neither sides seem to be close to doing. As intriguing as the match up may be, a potential Rousey versus Cyborg fight seems like a far cry away then from what it should be.

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7 Responses to "Cris Cyborg Rep Warns of Homicide in Possible Rousey Matchup: MMA Spotlight"

  1. kcfield2kcfield   April 28, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    Some day Gustafsson and Cyborg will knock the stuffing and arrogance out of Jon Jones and Rousey. Then Alexander will be the face of UFC and Ronda the arse.

  2. TexasFFchick   April 23, 2014 at 6:07 am

    Cyborg would put an end to the Rousey era-plain and simple-there is aboslutely no competition there. Yes, Rousey can fight, but Cyborg would HUMILIATE her and daddy Dana will never let this fight happen.

  3. BBA   April 23, 2014 at 3:09 am

    Rousey is afraid of Cris and Dana White knows the fight would not end in his favor with the “face of the UFC” being declared the winner. If Ronda wants to continuously talk trash then she should sign the fight agreement and shut up all of her critics. If she/and Dana continues to duck the fight with Cris then it just goes to show that she/White does not want true competition to compete against!

  4. Clifford C.   April 22, 2014 at 11:01 pm

    In the first place Ronda is the Champion and no on gave that to her she earned her title. when you are sucessful on an international level then an olympic level then turn pro. That is a step above the rest and this was not overnight and again this was not given to her. People cannot even imagine the time and hard work that was put in. Now Ronda is young and she is the Champion which does give her the right to be cocky and voice her opinon.
    I can’t take that away form her and she still needs to keep her cool because cyborg camp is going to try to piss her off and force her into going up in weight to face cyborg.
    don’t let them do that Ronda. If you would even consider the fight they should agree to your terms not you to theirs. Now the steroid thing, the statement that was made about taking this to lose weight, I call bull___t ! when a steroid is taken to lose body fat yes you lose body fat but you gain muscle and muscle is heavier than fat. Not to mention the gains you get from it such as strength, speed, endurance, focus in training, superman attitude. On top of all of that you will not lose very much of what you gained and if you continue to work out with the same intensity sometimes the loss could be less than10 to 15% of what you have gained. Thats from just one cycle. Which cyborg looks like super woman and this is just speculation, but you do not look and perform like that from just one cycle. I am not taking anything away from cyborgs fighting ability she is a very good fighter and steroids did not teach her how to fight they have just given her an edge like I said above.

    • Six Toed Pete   April 22, 2014 at 11:58 pm

      @Clifford C., Actually Dana White and the UFC gave Ronda Rousey the Womens 135lb UFC Championship belt before she fought a single fight in the UFC.

  5. lonnie   April 22, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    Cyborg camp is just trying the **** against the wall technique… say enough, plead enough, and maybe something will happen… it’s simple, Cyborga–drop down to 135–Rousey is the 135# Champ, she doesn’t have to comply to your terms–beat someone of some note–Tate, Holm, Carmouche–and show you deserve a shot.

  6. tim   April 22, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    HUH? are you joking? RR is not the face of UFC…


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