For most people there exists a filter between their brain and their mouth—-it’s called common sense. For Ronda Rousey, that filter does not exist. In a recent interview with Yahoo, Rousey said some nasty, nasty things about Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino, going so far as to call her an “it.”
“I’ve said before, I don’t care if she’s injecting horse semen into her eyeballs, I’ll fight her, but that’s just my personal decision,” Rousey said. “But I can’t make a decision for the whole division. I can’t say it’s the right thing. This girl has been on steroids for so long and [has been] injecting herself for so long that she’s not even a woman anymore. She’s an ‘it.’ It’s not good for the women’s division. It’s not good at all.
Ew, just ew. I realize Cyborg’s been caught doping but the “it” comment seems out of bounds and overly harsh. Not to mention its gender insensitivity.
“If she comes in the UFC and I beat the [expletive] out of her and then I retire and become an action movie star, then the UFC is still going to be stuck with her. The division could die. She could ruin the whole sport. Even though it’s a fight a lot of people want to see, even if I beat the living crap out of her, it won’t be good for the sport because then she’d still be in the UFC.”
I understand Rousey’s overall point and frankly, I can’t say I disagree with her. Doping has no business in a sport like UFC. The competitive advantage is far too great for any fighter, let alone a woman whose testosterone dwarfs that of her opponents. I just wish Rousey was a little more elegant in her words which I guess translates to, “stop being a big, fat asshole.”