Inaugural UFC women's champion Ronda Rousey (6-0) has pulled no punches in her latest assessment of rival Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos (12-1). Rousey spoke to The Canadian Press ahead of her historic UFC 157 main event clash with Liz Carmouche (8-2).
“I think that she’s just desperate for attention and seeing herself becoming irrelevant because she hasn’t had a recorded win in around two years. They’re just whining — we’ve started calling her Cryborg now. The UFC offered to pay for her to have Mike Dolce, a really well-renowned and respected nutrionist, work with her. And he said he could get her down healthily to 135. And he even said she’d be in the best shape ever and he thinks that she would beat me at that weight. I disagree with him on that part but I think she’s entirely capable of making that weight healthily ... Where was this concern for your heart and your child-bearing when you were shooting yourself up with steroids? It’s very, very convenient to play that card when it works out convenient for you. I’m putting my foot down. You’re not coming in overweight, you’re not shooting yourself up with steroids and you’re going to fight for the only title that there is. And we’re not making any exceptions for you because you’re a cheater.”