MMA fighter Cris “Cyborg” Justino wants to take on undefeated UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, even after the star fighter accused Cyborg of using steroids. The featherweight fighter said she is willing to drop some pounds so she can get into the octagon with Rousey-- but denied steroid use.
Cyborg, 30, tested positive for an anabolic steroid December 2011. "She cannot say anything about my doping," Cyborg said on ESPN's SportsCenter Wednesday, according to MMA Fighting. "It was 2011. I have passed six tests and the same exams she's doing, because we're in the same organization now.”
The drama started when Rousey, 28, said she wouldn’t fight someone who used enhancement drugs when Cyborg’s name came up after Rousey beat Bethe Correira in 34-seconds at UFC 190 last Saturday. “I fight in UFC’s 135-pound division (the heaviest women’s division offered by UFC). She can fight at 145 pumped full of steroids or she can make the weight just like everybody else without them,” Rousey said.
— Cris Cyborg (@criscyborg) August 2, 2015
Legalities aside, Cyborg still wants to take on Rousey. She thinks the star fighter owes it to her fans, who haven’t seen “Rowdy” fight for more than a matter of seconds. "This fight has to happen," Cyborg said. "If the UFC thinks I don't deserve this fight, don't do it for me. Do it for all the fans."
Rousey has more on her mind than a fight with Cyborg. The undefeated champion recently landed a biopic about her life, which she will star in, and also has an expanding list of credits on the Internet Movie Database. Most recently, she played herself in the “Entourage” film. She has also appeared in “The Expendables 3” and “Furious Seven.”
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