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Rousey pours scorn on Cyborg 'health fears'

Rousey pours scorn on Cyborg 'health fears'
February 12th 2013

Talk of medical advice and risks to health cuts no ice with Ronda Rousey.

The UFC’s female bantamweight champion has poured scorn on Cris Cyborg Santos’ claims that doctors won’t let her drop to 135lbs to enable a fight to happen.

“This whole spiel about how ‘my doctor says it’s going to hurt my heart and my ability to have babies,’ well, you can find your own doctor to think whatever you want to,” Rousey said to the Las Vegas Sun.

“Regardless of that, where was all this concern about her heart and having babies in the future when she was shooting steroids up her (butt)? Anyone with half of a brain can see she’s using this to her advantage just because it happens to work for her right now.”

“This is the type of person who comes into fights pumped full of steroids, which is criminally negligent in putting these other girls in danger. She’s walking in with a weapon pretty much when they don’t.

“I don’t see where the sense of entitlement comes to where she thinks they should be creating new divisions for her and doing all this stuff for her. I feel like, you’ve been exposed and defamed as a fraud. You’re the one that should be making these changes to try to prove yourself.”

On Feb. 23, Rousey will make her first defence of the UFC title when she faces Liz Carmouche, 8-2 to Rousey’s 6-0. Pundits are predicting another armbar victory for Rousey but Carmouche is very ground-savvy and the fight is unlikely to be the walkover that many are expecting.

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  • Linda O

    Posted at 18:25 on February 12th 2013

    Cyborg is a cheat and a coward. If I were her I would be happy to get odf steroids, fight Rhonda and "see" if I have what it takes to be a champion. As if she didn't mess up her body on the roids, she think dropping weight will harm her? Oh please Chris get a life. If you can't come back and fight Rhonda the natiral way yoj are a failure in my book. And, I think Rhonda will kick your ass fair and square! Coward is what you are.

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  • Chuck

    Posted at 20:31 on February 12th 2013

    Ronda Rousey has displayed cowardice and fear as she continues to run and hide from the real Woman's MMA Champion Cris Cyborg. How hypocritical of Ronda Rousey to ride Cris Cyborg for failing one drug test when Ronda remains silent about her training partner, Gracie fighter Nick Diaz who has failed numerous tests for banned substances. Ronda rolls with the Gracies but never mentions that Royce Gracie failed a drug test for steroids. Not a peep about Carlson Gracie-trained-fighter Stephan Bonnar failing steroid tests and her buddy Chael Sonnen admitting he fights with PEDs in his system. I could go on and on about Rousey's association with fighters and trainers who use or have used PEDs.

    Ronda Rousey's natural weight division is 145lbs and she doesn't have to bulk up to make it. She fought most of her MMA fights at 145lbs and competed in Judo while making 160lbs (she was over 170lbs during some of her Judo matches). She has to cut a lot of weight to make 145lbs. She has stated publicly that she went weeks with only one small meal a day to make the 135lb limit. Remember all her MMA fights were at 145 before she decided to duck Cris Cyborg.

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  • David Ramsey

    Posted at 21:30 on February 12th 2013

    Ronda Rousey has displayed cowardice and fear as she continues to run and hide from the real Woman's MMA Champion Cris Cyborg. How hypocritical of Ronda Rousey to ride Cris Cyborg for failing one drug test when Ronda remains silent about her training partner, Gracie fighter Nick Diaz who has failed numerous tests for banned substances. Ronda rolls with the Gracies but never mentions that Royce Gracie failed a drug test for steroids. Not a peep about Carlson Gracie-trained-fighter Stephan Bonnar failing steroid tests and her buddy Chael Sonnen admitting he fights with PEDs in his system. I could go on and on about Rousey's association with fighters and trainers who use or have used PEDs.



    Ronda Rousey's natural weight division is 145lbs and she doesn't have to bulk up to make it. She fought most of her MMA fights at 145lbs and competed in Judo while making 160lbs (she was over 170lbs during some of her Judo matches). She has to cut a lot of weight to make 145lbs. She has stated publicly that she went weeks with only one small meal a day to make the 135lb limit. Remember all her MMA fights were at 145 before she decided to duck Cris Cyborg.

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  • David Ramsey

    Posted at 21:32 on February 12th 2013

    Please explain how Rhonda is ducking Cyborg???

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  • Lenin/Mugabe

    Posted at 00:32 on February 13th 2013

    i used to love cyborg, but she's been shown to be a fake and a cheat. when comes back from her ban, off the drugs, she'll have none of her aggression or strength, and look a shadow of her former self, just like overeem, sherk, thiago silva etc

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  • Escrimador

    Posted at 00:46 on February 13th 2013

    "... Ronda rolls with the Gracies but never mentions that Royce Gracie failed a drug test for steroids... Rousey's association with fighters and trainers who use or have used PEDs.

    ...Rousey's fought most of her MMA fights at 145lbs and competed in Judo while making 160lbs ... all her MMA fights were at 145 before she decided to duck Cris Cyborg.


    Ronda seems very comfortable with 135, it seems more natural for her, makes her faster and more agile. Fighting at that weight is advantageous to Ronda. It would bethe height of stupidity to forego a natural advantage.

    Cyborg bulked up using steroids which gives her an unfair advantage, so if she stops using and loses weight, it will likely be muscle mass which will give her a disadvantage against a naturally bulkier Rousey, So Cyborg won't willingly give up her (enhanced) strenth advantage. Makes sense, no?

    Nick Diaz or Chael or Gracie doping is irrelevant. Bringing up this issue is a lame attempt to shift the focus away from the fact that Cyborg juices and does not support your claim that Ronda is afraid of Cyborg.

    This is about Ronda and Cyborg in a fair fight. If Ronda were to fight Cyborg and lose, its would be tainted by the steroid use. If Cyborg lost, it would still be tainted because Ronda basically beat a user who couldn't hack it without help. It's a lose-lose situation.

    Makes sense, no?

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  • jose

    Posted at 07:28 on February 13th 2013

    "... Ronda rolls with the Gracies but never mentions that Royce Gracie failed a drug test for steroids... Rousey's association with fighters and trainers who use or have used PEDs.



    ...Rousey's fought most of her MMA fights at 145lbs and competed in Judo while making 160lbs ... all her MMA fights were at 145 before she decided to duck Cris Cyborg.



    Ronda seems very comfortable with 135, it seems more natural for her, makes her faster and more agile. Fighting at that weight is advantageous to Ronda. It would bethe height of stupidity to forego a natural advantage.



    Cyborg bulked up using steroids which gives her an unfair advantage, so if she stops using and loses weight, it will likely be muscle mass which will give her a disadvantage against a naturally bulkier Rousey, So Cyborg won't willingly give up her (enhanced) strenth advantage. Makes sense, no?



    Nick Diaz or Chael or Gracie doping is irrelevant. Bringing up this issue is a lame attempt to shift the focus away from the fact that Cyborg juices and does not support your claim that Ronda is afraid of Cyborg.



    This is about Ronda and Cyborg in a fair fight. If Ronda were to fight Cyborg and lose, its would be tainted by the steroid use. If Cyborg lost, it would still be tainted because Ronda basically beat a user who couldn't hack it without help. It's a lose-lose situation.



    Makes sense, no?



    PREACH

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  • Bill

    Posted at 12:53 on February 15th 2013

    if manborg had a year to think of something to say, she could not have said anything dumber. "my doctor things losing weight will hurt my ability to have babies" BUT MY PUMPING MALE HORMONES INTO MY BODY DID NOT?

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