Ronda Rousey to Cris Cyborg: “I’m the One With the Belt, And I’m Not Going Anywhere” (Video)

April 10, 2014
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(Courtesy of TMZ Sports)

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey addresses Cris “Cyborg” Justino‘s claims that she’s ducking her, saying, “I’m the one with the belt, and I’m not going anywhere.”  She also addresses her dislike of Miesha Tate‘s boyfriend Bryan Caraway and the subject of transgender fighter Fallon Fox.

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  • Mark McDowall

    But if its Carano she’ll go somewhere????? Way to make yourself look stupid Rousey.

    • Mmaluvit

      How is it stupid if she gets $100000 base, plus a percentage of the PPV….a easy half mil against someone who has’nt fought since 09

      • Fightchick

        She only got paid $40k for the fight + a $20K bonus. She did not get paid $100,000.

      • David Huenecke

        Thats all the more reason to not buy the ppv. Its almost a given shes gonna win because shes fighting an opponent who has been making movies the past 5yrs. I dont care who she fights cause shes not a ppv draw for me.

      • DamianCross

        It’s not just about the money. Carano literally paved the way for Rousey’s future right down to the contractual hollywood letter. They brought their sport into the public eye. Of course she wants to dance with her.

        All Cyborg has done is goad opponents into unfair fights where she has every advantage and then she expects to be hailed as a hero. That’s what all Brazilians …except Renzo Gracie for some reason… always do.

        • earlsimmons

          Well of course she has every advantage she is the best in the world…so its unfair to be good? Your logical makes perfect sense if your an idiot who doesnt know what logic is.

          • DamianCross

            “Your logical”
            The mysterious Brazilian jungle smartphone strikes again.

          • earlsimmons

            I have no clue wtf that is suppose to mean but you are a moron bro.

          • DamianCross

            cool name calling bro

          • aaron gustaveson

            unless the unfair advantage he was referring to is peds.

          • earlsimmons

            “All Cyborg has done is goad opponents into unfair fights where she has every advantage ”

            He didnt say peds he said EVERY advantage…so ped is a wonder drug that makes you better at EVERYTHING? No she is better all around peds or not.

          • aaron gustaveson

            you’re right, the word “every” is important to the statement.

        • Lucas Freire

          Would you mind explaining how that’s what all Brazilians, except Renzo Gracie, always do?
          Lyoto was the champion of the most competitive division on his natural weight, Aldo is destroying his division and looking for the division above, Barao is doing the same.
          I’ll stop with the examples, now, tell me: If what makes Cyborg the best WMMA fighter in the world is roids, put her through random drug tests and let her fight the other Best WMMA fighter in the world.
          Of course it won’t happen, it’s much better to put some pretty gals fighting on the cage simply because Carano “brought the WMMA to the general public”.

          Gina Carano now is an actress, the champion of the so called best MMA company in the world will throw an actress who doesn’t fight since 2009 against their World Champion?

          • DamianCross

            Machida exploits a loophole in the rules by running away and not being penalized for it. Nobody cares about the twinkieweights, and your girl can’t make weight no matter what drug test you give her.

          • Lucas Freire

            “Who cares about technical fighters? What I like is fat dudes brawling just like I do at the bar when I’m not drinking mah beer!”

          • DamianCross

            Oh look, another angry Brazilian taking pot shots instead of backing up his arguments. Haven’t seen one of those in a minute.

          • Lucas Freire

            Keep on trolling

      • Mark McDowall

        If it is strictly for the money then say that…don’t come out with the “she paved the way blah blah blah”. She will never stop hearing about Cyborg until they fight.

        If you’ll make exceptions to fight someone who’s been making movies for the last 5 years because she wont make 135…then why wouldn’t she go up to 145 and fight a legit fighter…belt or no belt.

    • aaron gustaveson

      Exactly how does this make her look stupid? One fighter has a place in women’s mma history that is respectable and the other is a roided up heshe. Makes perfect sense.

  • Gaby Soto

    She’s not going anywhere because Carano is coming to her!

  • Wylie

    It all sounded legit until she agreed to make sacrifices for Carano. Now she just looks scared. Anyone who thinks that Muay Thai loss did anything to Cyborgs image is insane. That chick is a badass in Muay Thai, but is 1-3 in MMA.

    • TheCerealKiller

      Because she would beat Gina’s ass at any weight! Gina is not a fighter anymore! Are you a Diaz?

      • Lucas Freire

        Isn’t it his point? It serves to show that the problem isn’t the weight, it’s fighting against Cyborg. She doesn’t need to defeat the best to be the best, it seems.

    • AXE MURDERER

      Yup I agree, But Jorina Barrs (the muay thai gal) did put a can of wipass on the Borg. Borg took a lot of punishment. So give her credit for that stand up only fight, but in the future if she rushes in like that & takes more beatings like that, win or lose it will give other fighters strategy & confidence going against her. Plus with all the testing she will be getting (no more peds) she’s not as intimidating. Speaking of Muay Thai gal I think she would be a good / fun opponent for Carrano or Holm , bcuz a lot of stand up !!

    • aaron gustaveson

      Rhonda is willing to make exceptions for Carano because of her role in women’s mma. Borg deserves no exceptions even if its the fight we all want to see.

      • The Prognosticator

        Yeah, Carano’s looks (not skills) brought media attention to women’s MMA…what a pioneer! That entire line of argument is a joke. What a shame, if only Giselle Bundchen had done women’s MMA imagine how much she could have “paved the way” and been a pioneer in the sport.The reality is that this is a pure money play out of both Carano and Rousey’s respective camps, as well as the UFC. Cyborg isn’t getting this opportunity because she’ll win, stultifying women’s MMA as a financial investment. Plain and Simple.

      • Lucas Freire

        Way to go champion, make exceptions for the pretty face who sold WMMA to those who don’t care about the fight itself, only care about women rubbing themselves in a cage.

    • The Prognosticator

      Finally, someone with a brain in this forum.

  • Garrett

    Cyborg can’t make 135 unless she’s clean. If she’s on PED’s she can’t get under 145 with all that muscle. It has nothing to do with being scared.

    • TheCerealKiller

      She’s scared to get off the PED’s and fight Ronda at 135.. POW! You’re stupid comment is stupid.

    • toom

      She’s only tested positive one time not to say she hasn’t taken them since but when I girl walks around at 160 cutting to 145 is probably a hard cut considering its harder for women to get under 10% body fat and rousey is easily affraid of losing eveything

      • TheCerealKiller

        Learn how to use a punctuation! English!!!!

        • toom

          I’m typing from my phone I could care less and if I’ve offended you maybe don’t read my post

          • TheCerealKiller

            Typing from your phone makes you retarded? I’m using my phone right now too.

          • toom

            your pretty hard behind the protection of your keyboard your a regular andrson silva unless you have something to debate I don’t care what you say

          • TheCerealKiller

            I’m right here in Royal Oak Michigan if you want to meet and have a pop. Catalpa and Woodward, sissy.

          • TheCerealKiller

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          • toom

            You post your address on the internet and call me a retard what a Turd do you honestly think I would spend money to put some internet hero in his place grow up

          • TheCerealKiller

            Because I have nothing to fear from people like you. You will hide in your mom’s basement and challenge me to being a keyboard cowboy. You are the keyboard sissy.

          • toom

            Ok first off you don’t know me the. You start a keyboard now I’m the keyboard cowboy and a sissy wow I remember when I was immature as you

          • aaron gustaveson

            The “moms basement” is probably the most played out comeback on the internet. Ive never even seen a house with a basement. Must be an east coast thing.

          • earlsimmons

            “I would meet you anywhere”——“Turd do you honestly think I would spend money to put some internet hero in his place grow up”. Sounds like your the keyboard warrior bro. Talk a lot of crap and nothing to back it up.

          • toom

            Really I said I would meet you anywhere in md get out a here

          • earlsimmons

            LUL scroll up a little there broseph you did not say in MD you said ANYWHERE. You looking like a scared girl now.

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          • aaron gustaveson

            can anyone tell why exactly why you shouldn’t post your address on the internet? Anthrax letter?

          • toom

            Maybe ya never know possibly a bomb sike just kidding nsa

          • toom

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          • TheCerealKiller

            You claimed I was hiding behind my keyboard. I’m right here, like I listed my entire address, I’m not hiding. Give me your address, given the right reason, I might show up.

          • toom

            Bel air md I would meet you anywhere you want choking you out would give me the pleasure you get from sitting behind your keyboard insulting people Idk really why you have to run your stupid mouth though I usually agree with most of the things you post

          • TheCerealKiller

            You would be surprised, I don’t sit behind my keyboard. I’m not in camp and I’ve been drinking. I should shut up now.

          • earlsimmons

            I live in Pa and everyone here knows maryland is full of panzies bro.

          • afansinceufc1

            well good for you maybe you should be trolling a web site on grammar this is about mma not who can use the best grammar and puctuation

      • Jeremy Nm

        only tested one time? lol. Look at her, she’s got more testosterone in her body than most men. It’s very evident. Unless you believe the Pro-wrestelers don’t take PED’s either right? Also a 15 pound cut is nothing, even fairly easy for women. That can be done in 24-48 hours.

        • toom

          Yeah but 25 is not that easy and she would be weak and absolutely I realize all wrestlers take whatever they can but a lot of people don’t realize bow many ufc fighters take peds you think hector lombard is just naturally that large

          • Jeremy Nm

            Hell Chael Sonnen used to cut 50 pounds (30 of those pounds in 72 hours prior to weigh-in)when he fought in MW. 25 is certainly doable in a healthy way for a woman from the beginning of training camp. Ronda actually cuts 20 pounds from the beginning of training camp and makes weight very easy. The UFC even highered Mike Dolce their #1 nutritionist to help her cut the weight but her and Tito refused with all the excuses and non-sense. Ohh an another things most of the weight cut is not fat. it’s water. People with more lean muscle tissue (ala Cyborg) should be able to cut more weight than other fighters. Cyborg is just a drugged out poor excuse for a fighter and had every opportunity to fight in the UFC. She refused, made a ton of excuses, and BS press conferences..and now she is crying about not being in the UFC? really? Get lost.

          • toom

            I’ve cut water weight before I’m aware that’s what they do I didn’t start watching ufc yesterday and cyborgs is really for a Girl maybe she could drop that weight in water but she wouldn’t be very healthy or strong if she did and she already said she would cut to 135 before

        • aaron gustaveson

          seems like a lot for women.

      • Einstein

        She made 145 repeatedely while on roids. She could easily make 135 clean. She’s the one who is scared. Scared she’ll be giving up her advantage with 10 lbs of less muscle. Its an addicts mentality. Addicted to the power she feels on the juice. I don’t blame Rousey for ensuring she’s clean before she puts her title on the line.

        • toom

          She wants to fight her at 135 eventually so what are talking about

      • Ryan thompson

        So why call out the 135 champ If she can’t make the weight?
        Why should the Champ move up to a division that doesn’t exist in the UFC In order to fight a cheater?

  • julian moran

    Rousey does not have to give her belt away. She can fight Cyborg at 145, get beat up, go back down at 135 and keep her belt.

    • TheCerealKiller

      Go back down at 145?? Eat another Twinkie.

    • Marc Livingood

      that will never happen

  • Marc Livingood

    i love Ronda

  • Your gettin it!!!

    I’m on the way to beat both u faggots up… Especially cereal killer

  • It Hurts

    Wow, she was actually nice and smart in this interview.

  • Seth

    Again, for people bashing Ronda for it.

    It’s CYBORG who has something to prove. So she should drop down to fight best female fighter, if she wants to be called the best again. After PED suspension she’s not the best anymore – if she wishes to change that, SHE has to go to Ronda, not the other way around. And Ronda knows it, she has nothing to prove at this point, so if Cyborg wishes to regain her spot at the top – she has to make that trip to 135.

    Fight with Carano isn’t even a fight, so what difference does it make what weight that would be? They can fight at 115, 170, 300lbs – whatever. Weight won’t change a fact that Rousey/Carano is NOT a fight. Its exhibition AT BEST. Now, Rousey/Cyborg is easily biggest female fight you can put at this point, so it HAS to matter, that’s why it HAS to be for the belt. And that’s why Cyborg HAS to make 135. It’s that simple.

    • julian moran

      why is it Cyborg that has something to prove? Last I saw, she was ranked number 1 while Rousey was ranked number 2.

      • Seth

        Maybe because he was caught on roids and she lost her top stop? If you think that Cyborg is now top female fighter, you are nuts. Last time I checked, it was Cyborg who didn’t want to sign with UFC, with her brilliant then-manager. Sounds to me like she’s the one that is scared to fight Rousey. I guess she really likes her arm in one piece.

        • Lucas Freire

          Is this for real? Cyborg is scared? lol

          • Seth

            Then why won’t she stfu, drop roids, got to 135 and fight to prove she’s better? Guess she has more cans and easier money to make at 145.

          • Lucas Freire

            Let’s just look at the facts and point out who wants the easier money fighting cans.
            Ronda fought at 145 on Strikeforce.
            Ronda accepts going 145 against an actress whose last fight was 5 years ago.

            BUT, if we are talking about Cyborg she can’t go 145.

            About Cyborg:
            She was caught on roids once, and never managed to go under 145, not after, not before.
            Assuming she and Ronda are the best WMMA fighters in the world, what would be the matter in doing a catchweight super fight?
            The problem is neither Dana nor Ronda herself want to take risks in a fight against someone like Cyborg.

          • Seth

            I will explain it one again.

            Rousey/Carano is NOT a fight. So who gives a f, at what weight Ronda will beat her up? That doesn’t matter, it would be an exhibition AT BEST.

            Rousey/Cryborg, would be prolly the biggest WMMA fight you can put today, so making it non-title fight at weight that doesn’t even exist in WMMA in UFC makes no sense. It would make sense to do 140lbs or 145lbs IF, and only IF, Cryborg would be UFC Female 145lbs Champion, as Champ Vs Champ, or for her title at 45. But since she isn’t and UFC doesn’t have that weight class, it would be senseless. It has to be title fight. And if Cryborg doesn’t unedrstand buisness side of this buisness, she can go home already.

  • Ryan thompson

    Cyborg had a contract with the UFC and asked to be let out of it.
    Cyborg, her Dr and Tito all said she would literary die if she tried to make 135, now all of a sudden that was a big misunderstanding and it was lost in translation.