Cris “Cyborg” Justino really wants to fight Ronda Rousey. She’s just not sure Rousey will step into the octagon with her anytime soon.
“Same way you talk to guys, you have to have the balls,” Cyborg recently told TMZ Sports. “OK, she speaks a lot of things about me, and why she don’t go in (the) octagon with me, fight with me? Man, she don’t have (the balls). She don’t have. She don’t have.
“And I know — girls, of course she don’t have (balls). But when you speak about someone, you have to go, ‘No, (f—) that. I’m gonna fight her. Let’s go in the octagon, make this fight happen. You have to do this. Man, this is her job.”
Rousey is scheduled to fight Amanda Nunes for the UFC women’s bantamweight title at UFC 207 on Dec. 30 in her first fight since losing the belt to Holly Holm last November. If Rousey wins, perhaps it’ll set the stage for a much-anticipated superfight with Cyborg, who’s been dominating the mixed martial arts scene, even winning her first two UFC fights since signing with the promotion in March 2015.
“Of course. She knows I would kill her,” Cyborg told TMZ Sports when asked if Rousey is afraid to fight her. “Same thing that happened with Holly Holm and her will be worse with me. She knows this. She knows this.
“She don’t fight for the belt (the) first time,” Cyborg added. “They gave to her the belt and she’s fighting in the UFC, the big promotion, and they make her. She’s an American girl, she’s pretty … she’s good for sales, and they make her. You cannot change this, but you cannot tell me she’s the best when she don’t fight me.”
So, what’s Cyborg’s message to Rousey?
“Ronda, say my name. Say my name, you make this fight happen.”
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