A lot of pieces still have to fall into place before Cris “Cyborg” and Ronda Rousey fight, but if they do, the latter’s mom says her daughter will mess up the Invicta featherweight champ…
For months now, there’s been a ton of talk about the possibility of Rousey fighting “Cyborg”, and along the way, a pretty sizeable beef has formed between the two stars. Recently, the UFC Bantamweight Champion’s mother, Dr. Ann Maria appeared on “Submission Radio“, and not surprisingly, she was asked about “Cyborg.” Here is some of what Maria–who is also a decorated Judoka–had to say (quotes via Bloody Elbow.com):
“Oh Ronda will break her arm. I can say that right now. I’ll tell you two things; Ronda will break her arm, and Ronda will not go up in weight, and the reason she won’t apparently is because Cris Cyborg has missed weight multiple times. So if you have her fight at 140, she’s going to show up at 145 or 150.”
“So that’s the first thing. If she’s gonna miss 135, she can at least give Ronda 10 percent of the purse. And then secondly, she has kind of an inflated record, because if you look back at some of her matches, she’s fought woman who were 125 pounds and she’s 160.”
How about that for a prediction? Chances are “Cyborg’s” boosters don’t see it going the same way. Of course, as noted above, several hurdles need to be overcome before that fight goes down. The biggest one being “Cyborg’s” weight, as currently she is competing at 145, and both the UFC and Rousey have made it clear they’re not interested in doing a catch-weight bout.
For a while there, it looked like the Brazilian had abandoned her plans to move to bantamweight, but more recently the UFC reopened negotiations with “Cyborg”. The end goal, being of course, a scrap with Rousey.
“Rowdy”, meanwhile, is coming off a ridiculously quick, armbar win over Cat Zingano at UFC 184. The fight was the ninth time in eleven fights that Rousey has used an armbar to finish the deal.
“Cyborg” defended the Invicta FC 145 title last month by taking out Charmaine Tweet in 46 seconds.