RONDA Rousey rebuffed suggestions that it is simply the weight issues that is keeping Cris “Cyborg” Justino fight from happening, saying the Invicta fighter is just waiting for a huge offer and make the most of a fight she would surely lose.
“Sincere opinion about Cyborg: she's just waiting to be offered enough money to get her ass kicked ('cuz she knows she'll get her ass kicked),” said Rousey on the social media forum Reddit.
The undefeated UFC champion Rousey then said Justino “needs” her for the retirement money.
“The delay is all about money, not her weight. She made 145 pumped full of steroids. She can healthily make 135 without them. Her shows that she headlines lose thousands of dollars, and the majority of the tickets are given away because no one will buy them.
“She needs me. So pretty much we're waiting for her to realize that she needs to fight me before I retire or she'll never have enough money to retire. I would like me kicking her ass be my retirement fight but whether she steps up or not I'll walk away undefeated and happily ever after regardless.
Justino fights at 145 pounds and needs to shed 10 to take on Rousey, but the latter insisted it’s not the real reason the fight isn’t being made.
“I know for a fact she can make the weight. She consulted with Mike Dolce (my current nutritionist) before I ever started working with him and after consulting with her he said he could get her in "the best shape of her life" at 135. She then started being represented by Tito Ortiz and all talk stopped.