Ronda Rousey is set to fight Bethe Correia at UFC 190 in Rio de Janeiro on August 1, but people still want to talk about the potential megafight between her and the woman who has been trash-talking her left and right, Cris “Cyborg” Justino.
“It’s entirely up to her. I’m not going to go chasing her around. She’s not entitled to have me chase her around. She’s the fraud that got defamed. If you can make 145 pumped full of steroids, you can get off it and drop (to 135).”
“I have this idea in my mind that my final fight would be just beating the crap out of Cris ‘Cyborg,’ and then when Dana (White) puts the belt on me the last time, I could take it off and hand it back to him. But if she doesn’t step up, I can move on and do other things with my life. She’s the one who’s going to fall into obscurity without me.”
Rousey also discussed how much longer she thought she’d be fighting in the Octagon, but gave no real timeline, just some clever quotes…
“Right now, they’re lining up around the block. But when a day comes where I feel like I’ve done all that I can do…. The women’s strawweight division being so successful and competitive is one of the most encouraging things that’s happened. That division has nothing to do with me, and it’s thriving.
“Once I feel like women’s MMA is really self sustaining and something that I can see lasting for decades without me, then I’ll be able to step away. Everyone says ‘You’re running out of opponents.’ Better hope I don’t run out, because then I’ll be done.”
As much as we would like to see it, myself especially since “Cyborg” essentially ended Gina Carano’s MMA career, I’d say this fight has about as much chance of happening as me getting into the Octagon with Ronda Rousey. But then again, we never thought Mayweather-Pacquiao would happen either and it did…sort of.