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More conditions added to Rousey – Cyborg fight

Ronda Rousey has already declared that she ain’t going up in weight to take on Cris Cyborg. Now her manager Darin Harvey has even more conditions for the fight to happen: VADA and hair follicle testing.

“She’s been taking male hormones, and it’s not only unethical, it’s freaking dangerous, and you’re endangering the lives of the athletes. She’s coming in there basically with man-like strength or male hormones in her body, and she’s endangering the lives of our athletes.”

“I won’t sign the bout agreement unless they agree to random drug testing throughout the camp,” he said. “From the beginning, from the date that the bout agreement is signed, or maybe even before that point, until the day that they fight. And if they don’t agree to that, we wont fight her.”

There can’t ever be a simple superfight, can there? On Cyborg’s side, she says there’s no way she can hit bantamweight and that she’s actually looking for Strikeforce to release her. All this could just be posturing for a bigger paycheck, but the cynic in me wonders if this is all a precursor to another big fight never coming together.

We used to laugh at boxing with it’s inability to put together Pacquaio vs Mayweather. Now we’ve got some serious superfight blue balls with no GSP vs Anderson, no Anderson vs Jones … we didn’t even get any of those Fedor superfights either. “Oh, there’s no way they won’t come to some sort of agreement so the big fight happens” – dumbass fans who witnessed the non-happening of Fedor-Couture and Fedor-Lesnar.

At least back in the day the main problem was inter-promotional barriers. Now it’s just athletes being picky and difficult. They’ve got careers to manage and futures to think about. This is the last big fight on the horizon for Ronda Rousey. Cyborg has already given Strikeforce a cheap superfight versus Gina Carano. And as a reward she’s basically been shunned by the promotion since her steroid suspension. She’s been left so far out of the loop that she thought her weight division had been liquidated.

In the end it comes down to money. Compensate these women properly and of course they’ll fight. The UFC and Showtime need to put this fight on PPV and pay these women what they deserve. Not only will it grease the wheels and get the fight signed, it’ll show other women out there that there is money in women’s MMA. And it will also show fans that Zuffa is willing to do what it takes to break down barriers and make the big fights happen.

  • Nachtfalter

    I love Ronda to death, but come on now, this is not a fight that deserves to be mentioned anywhere near Silva/GSP or Silva/Jones. And not because they’re women (or something close to a woman in Cyborg’s case), but because they don’t have the same drawing power, they don’t have the same skill and they don’t even have a quarter of the accomplishments any combo of GSP, Andy and Jones have. Nobody would buy a PPV for Rousey vs. Cyborg. Ronda will develop into a veritable draw if she keeps winning and being herself (both likely), but Cyborg… nah. The only thing she draws are questions about how far along she is in the sex change process.

  • Reverend Clint

    i like how cyborg thinks Ronda is ducking her because at the olympics she competed at around 154 lbs but that the upper limit of the middleweight class, 63-70 kg. Plus maybe she has under went a backwards version of Overeems body change. Im sure MRs. Cyborg could make 135 if she laid off the leg press and bench a few reps and certainly laid off the roids… Ronda can do it why cant you?

  • Márcio

    I love the thinly veiled racism and sexism in the Cyborg backlash. It’s hilarious.

  • TheButtStrangler

    ^^

    It takes all kinds.

    Sexism or Racism is definitely rude,
    but being rude doesn’t unilaterally make a statement untrue.

  • TheButtStrangler

    I agree that Cyborg should be the one to come down.

    If she wants to be a WMMA fighter,
    then she needs to go were the fights are at.

    How deep is womens 145?

  • Márcio

    Cyborg doesn’t have to do shit. 145 was always her weight class. Ronda is the one calling her out so if she wants the fight so bad she can make some concessions and meet her half way. Cyborg was punished for her infraction already, she is unable to compete for one year, once that is over she has the same rights has any other fighter. Ronda should really stop with her self-righteous bullshit, for a girl that is whoring her self out for any advantage she can gain, this high school bully posture is not a good look.

  • Letibleu

    Since when is Cyroid and Rousey a superfight?

    It’s the most interesting fight in WMMA buts its involving a chick that looks more roided up than James Irvin in XARM and a chick who as good as her pony is, it still does only have one proven trick.

    If Ronda beats Sheman, she legitimizes herself as actually that good. This is the best fight for her.

    Cyborg needs to find a way to make this fight work because it would be the quickest way to clean her name and get her career back on track. Win or lose she can do in one fight what she may never achieve in the rest of her career.

    Cyborg has made videos begging the public to accept her as a legit athlete that doesnt cheat. this is her chance. Suck it up, get it done and move on.

    The other problem is Strikeforce will not one and done her with this one fight. They cant risk her being able to walk away if she beats Rousey.

    Because this fight makes so much sense, im guaranteeing we need to stop talking about it cause it will never happen.

  • glassjawsh

    comparing anderson not fighting jones or GSP to pac not fighting mayweather is silly. while manny and pbf both fight’at either 147 or 154, anderson silva weighs 15 lbs more than GSP and 20 less than Jon Jones.

    to put it into context it’d be like getting pissed at manny or floyd for not fighting chad dawson or andre ward….

  • Letibleu

    .. and he would kick andre wards ass

  • Reverend Clint

    thing is jawsh if silva is brazilian jesus he can surly move up and fight at 205… he has done it before. Same with GSP he could move up if he felt like it

  • frickshun

    I don’t get MMA fans desperate wishes for superfights. The sport has progressed to the point where the top guy in the division should not be able to beat the top guy in the next division. SHUT THE FUCK UP W/SUPERFIGHTS ALREADY!!

    PS: Cyborg is not a 145lb fighter. She’s a 135lb fighter that roids up to keep that much muscle on. If she gets off the sauce, she’ll shrink down.

  • http://www.mattpolly.com matthewpolly

    Points to my lover Frickshun, all the sophisticated testing in the world is not nearly as effective in the case of Cyborg as a simple scale. The only way for her to keep on all the muscle is to cheat. There is not a single other WMMA fighter who is built like she is. All we have to do is look at her at weigh-ins to know the truth.

    And to Marcio, it’s not racism to mock Cyborg; it’s Xenophobia.

  • drunkenjunk

    marcio is just a butthurt brazilian. Gotta defend his bulldyke.

  • Márcio

    I’m not brazilian you dumb fuck. The double standard is just blatant, most of you guys are all over Sonnen’s dick but somehow Cyborg is the worst cheat ever in mma. Fuck, you’re stupid.

  • drunkenjunk

    ^
    hahahahahaha. Damn, you got butthurt fast. Most people here aren’t all over sonnen’s dick, but you’re on cyborg’s.

  • Márcio

    Butthurt this butthurt that, oh stop projecting you fag. Eat a dick already a STFU.

  • G Funk

    Marcio wins. Drunkcunt got pWned!

  • drunkenjunk

    aw damn, gcunt with the comeback. Nobody is as witty as you.

  • http://www.mattpolly.com matthewpolly

    “you’re on cyborg’s” best comeback i’ve read in awhile.

    We don’t hate Cyborg because she’s a brownish Brazilian; we hate her because she cheated and drove our darling Gina out of the sport.

  • G Funk

    Drunkcunt:

    1. you couldn’t do better than the same exact thing I did with your name?
    2. It’s not a comeback if it never got thrown my way in the first place.
    3. You’re a faggot cunt.
    4. that is all.

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