‘Cyborg’ has asked for a 140-lbs catchweight bout, while Rousey insists that the former featherweight title holder come down to 135-lbs where she is the champion.
Rousey explained her stance to MMAFighting.com on Monday, noting that ‘Cyborg’ has gotten away with “cheating” for a long time and that no one has ever “put their foot down” to protest the Brazilians actions.
Well the Strikeforce champ is doing just that, “because I can.”
“If you can make 145 [pounds] while you’re super juiced out, you can make 135 if you’re clean,” Rousey brashly declared.
“Cyborg has never had a fair fight. If you really look at it, she’s had fights where she came in and outweighed the other girl by 12 pounds and then they still fought. This girl has a long history of cheating and using drugs, and coming in overweight, and no one’s ever put their foot down ever about it.
“If we did a catchweight of 140, I 100-percent think she’d just come in overweight and be like, ‘Whatever, come fight me.’ Want to know why? Because she’s done it several times before. She has a track record of doing these things. This girl does things that are blatantly disrespectful to her opponents, over and over and over her whole career. Someone needs to put their foot down about it. So, yeah, I’m going to be the one that has to do it because I can.”
Rousey is coming off a 54-second submission victory over Sarah Kaufman last month in San Diego, and will likely face the winner of this November’s women’s bantamweight bout featuring Olympic Wrestling Silver medalist Sara McMann versus Liz ‘Girl-Rilla’ Carmouche.