Cris Cyborg Responds To Ronda Rousey’s Camp

UFC featherweight champion Cris Cyborg and Ronda Rousey.

The feud between Cris Cyborg and Ronda Rousey has been going on or years, and seems to still be going strong even with Rousey being absent from the sport since last December.

Rousey and Cyborg have been trash talking each other ever since their days under the “Strikeforce” banner, but never got a chance to settle their beef in the octagon. Yesterday on “The MMA Hour” with Ariel Helwani, Ronda’s head coach Edmond Tarverdyan was a guest and when  asked about the chanced of a Rousey comeback, he pulled no punches on the fight he wants.

“I don’t know,” he said. “I don’t know. We’ll live and we’ll see. If injuries weren’t there and everything was where it was, we would take that fight and I’m telling you she’s too slow for us. And Ronda will beat her. Ronda needs a challenge that she really needs to be like this person is no good and I need to prove something to the whole world. That’s how Ronda works good.

“And she didn’t have that with Holly, she’s the one that pushed and wanted some aggressiveness before the weigh-ins. This one she has it. She said she cheated before, she’s hurt women and she wants to come and beat her.”

However, the tables have turned a bit now for the former UFC bantamweight champ, as Cyborg says she’s not really interested in fighting Rousey at this point in her career. In fact, she thinks Ronda would be better suited for a fight with a retired Miesha Tate or maybe a match in the WWE.

Cyborg sent a statement to responding to Rousey’s camp.

“If Ronda wants to come back for a fight. I believe it’s better for her to fight Miesha Tate. I’m in another stage of my career. I wanted to fight Ronda when she was psychologically well and confident.”

“Now, if she wants to make a good fight for the fans, we can make it at WWE. It would fit perfectly [for her] to go to Hollywood, and for me would be another challenge in my career.

“And something brilliant, her coach would fit perfectly in her corner in WWE, he’s nothing but a joke.”