Ronda Rousey has made a name for herself in record time when it comes to MMA, coming up from relative obscurity to capturing the Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight Championship to transitioning to the UFC where she is the current Women’s Bantamweight Champion and is being lined up to be one of the faces of the company.
With that being said, for fans there is still one fight that they have been clamoring for, which is with Invicta FC’s Cyborg Justino (nee Santos). Cyborg was the usurper to the throne, taking Gina Carano out in Strikeforce and capturing the Women’s Featherweight Championship. The one fight that everyone wanted to see was Cyborg vs. Rousey, but it never materialized, and now according to Rousey, not many really want to see it anyway.
“I mean yeah, she’s always on my radar,” said Rousey at this weekend’s UFC event. “But I have a really, really full plate and she has nothing to worry about but me.”
Rousey (7-0) downplayed questions regarding a future fight against Justino, saying if Justino wants it, “she needs to get off her a– and try to make (it) happen.”
“I have a lot of things going on,” Rousey said. “She’s fighting random chicks. I mean, Marloes — it took her longer and more energy to beat Marloes than it took Miesha (in July 2011).
“It’s only the MMA diehards that want to see that fight. I have so many things going on. If she really wants to make that fight happen, I’m here.”