“Cyborg has to make the weight,” said White during the UFC 184 post-fight press conference. “Make 135 pounds and this fight is going to happen.”
“I have a professional nutritional guy and he helped me much easier to make 145. I can 100-percent make it,” said the 29-year-old.
Justino has been calling for a match-up against Rousey for years, but the fight and making the 135-pound weight limit has eluded her.
“I’m ready for this fight. When she was in Strikeforce, I wanted to make the fight. I try 100-percent to make 135. It’s annoying. I want to fight her,” she said.
For Justino, a fight with Rousey isn’t about winning a belt. It’s a fight she’s sought for years. And although she says she can make 135 pounds, Cyborg continues to call for a catchweight fight against the UFC titleholder.
“All fighters want to be a champ in the UFC. I think for now it’d be great to see me and Ronda fight. I don’t want her belt. I just want to fight her. Let’s go fight. Let’s go meet at 140. Let’s do it,” she said.