There’s one person who’s not happy that Ronda Rousey’s fighting Amanda Nunes at ‘UFC 207’: Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino! The MMA fighter dissed Ronda, calling her a coward that lacked the ‘balls’ to face her in the middle of the ring! Click to watch.
“She knows I’d kill her,” Cris, 31, said when asked by TMZ Sports if she thinks Ronda, 29, is afraid of her. “She knows the same thing that happened between Holly Holm and her, it would be worse with me. She knows this.”
When Ronda does return to the octagon to face Amanda, 28, it will be more than a year since Holly, 35, knocked “Rowdy” out to take her UFC Women’s bantamweight championship. After all this time off, Cris was furious at Ronda, accusing her of ducking her.
“Say my name. Say my name and make this fight happen,” she demanded. “Same way you talk to guys, you have to have the balls. She [says] a lot of things about me, and why she don’t…fight with me? She don’t have [the balls.] And I know girls, of course, she don’t have [balls] but when you speak about someone, you have to go ‘No, f**k that. I’m gonna fight her.’”
Well, Ronda is eager to go toe-to-toe with Cris, according to UFC President Dana White, 47. “I can tell you, Ronda wants to fight Cyborg,” he told TMZ in Sept. 2016. “Absolutely, positively wants to fight Cyborg.” The head of the MMA organization then hinted that Ronda was coming back and a few weeks later, the title-fight for UFC 207 was announced.
The UFC women’s bantamweight championship has had a very busy year since Holly took it off of Ronda’s waste at UFC 193. At UFC 196, Miesta Tate, 30, slapped on a rear-naked choke to force Holly to submit. Miesha held the belt just for four months, as she lost, via rear-naked choke, to Amanda at UFC 200. With UFC 207 taking place on Dec. 30 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vega, Nevada, it’s quite possible that the title will have changed hands three times in a single year.
Though, Cyborg thinks that Amanda will walk out of the fight the winner. “For sure, I believe [Amanda] will KO Ronda,” she said. “Amanda has more punch than Holly… She’s Brazilian, man. Brazilians are tough girls, for sure.” If Amanda successfully defends her belt or Ronda reclaims her title, there’s one thing for certain: Cyborg wants the first shot at Rousey.
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Do you think Ronda ducked Cyborg? Will these two fight in 2017?