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Cristiane 'cyborg' santos shoots down announced ufc 157 fight with ronda rousey

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Ex-Strikeforce women's featherweight champ Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos (10-1) is not fighting UFC women's bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey (6-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC). Not yet, at least.

 

Santos on Wednesday told MMAjunkie.com (http://www.mmajunkie.com) that a notice on the UFC's Portguese-language website announcing a fight between the women at UFC 157 is the "wrong information."

 

She did, however, say that negotiations for the fight are underway, and said that she could fight at 135 pounds.

 

"In one month, I can't do it, but if I have time, I could do it," said Santos, who added that her management is currently negotiating with the UFC.

 

UFC 157 takes place Feb. 23 in Anaheim, Calif., which is Rousey's Southern California home turf. The card does not yet have an announced main event, though a light heavyweight fight between Lyoto Machida and Dan Henderson has been targeted for the show.

 

Santos clarified that she could compete at UFC 157 at 145 pounds, but needed additional time to drop to the 135-pound limit needed to vie for Rousey's title.

 

The conditions are a stark reversal for Santos, whose doctor recently said she would be unable to cut to 135 pounds without seriously affecting her health.

 

Word of the possible matchup quickly made Internet rounds. A UFC official said the posting was in error and the fight is not planned for UFC 157 or any upcoming card.

 

The two share a heated rivalry stoked by several interviews. Rousey has taken aim at Santos' suspension for steroids, which came following a fight nearly a year ago against Hiroko Yamanaka and led to her being stripped of the featherweight belt. And Santos has repeatedly voiced her desire to silence the outspoken champ.

 

Santos' suspension, a one-year term handed down by the California State Athletic Commission, which oversaw the bout, expires on Dec. 17.

 

Rousey most recently fought in August, when she defended her Strikeforce belt with a first-round submission of ex-champ Sarah Kaufman. UFC President Dana White recently said she would be the first woman to fight in the UFC and also would become the inaugural UFC women's bantamweight champ.

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Cyborg will be like the Seth Petruzelli of women's MMA...

 

She'll KO rousey in seconds causing the collapse of the UFC?

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I would like to see at least 1 fight for C.Santos before fighting Rousey @ 135. . .

 

Santos went through alot of **** during her 14month layoff & even considered not fighting anymore.

 

Even GSP mentioned that it felt differently fighting after a long layoff. Give Santos a fight or two @ 135 and go from there. Those are my thoughts.

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She'll KO rousey in seconds causing the collapse of the UFC?

 

it'll collapse the women's division in the UFC before it even starts... the UFC would be better off letting testosterborg fight with men, seeing that she is already walking that line...

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She'll KO rousey in seconds causing the collapse of the UFC?

 

Lmao!

 

Hopefully it happens this fight would be great Rousey looks unbeatable so far with her sick submissions and Judo but cyborg has a massive striking and a size advantage I just wanna see who wins it!

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it'll collapse the women's division in the UFC before it even starts... the UFC would be better off letting testosterborg fight with men' date=' seeing that she is already walking that line...[/quote']

 

Lmao!

 

Hopefully it happens this fight would be great Rousey looks unbeatable so far with her sick submissions and Judo but cyborg has a massive striking and a size advantage I just wanna see who wins it!

 

it's an incredible matchup and legitimately THE womens superfight .. it's too bad, like already said, that's it's going to happen right out of the gate.

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it's an incredible matchup and legitimately THE womens superfight .. it's too bad' date=' like already said, that's it's going to happen right out of the gate.[/quote']

 

Yeah true. The ufc is using it to promote the division straight off I guess and tbh it's one of the few women's fights worth getting put on a ufc main card imo, so I can see why it is happening but after one loses who else is there left to challenge the winner which leaves no interesting title fights in the division really after this.

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I really think Rousey would completely wrecked. Rousey really has no stand up game, she kinda just slaps. I doubt she could get Cyborg down without taking a bunch of shots to the face first, and she has never really been hit before so that could **** her up bad.

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I see this going a lot like Belcher/Palhares. Everyone thinks Rousey has a major advantage on the ground because she's subbed a bunch of fighters who aren't in her league on the ground, but Cyborg is well versed enough to defend and get a TKO victory.

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Santos' grappling= good

 

Rousey's grappling= fearsome

 

So many Xfactors with Roidborg. How will she perform at 135? How will she perform without the juice? How will she perform against the best grappler in WMMA? How will the long layoff effect her?

 

To many unknows and Rousey seems to get better and better against stiffer competition.

 

I don't think this fight will be nearly as close as some people seem to think it will be.

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Rouseys good, but i think Cyborg would destroy her fast...Every fight starts standing, dont think Ronda will get it to the ground in time...I see Cyborg just tearing her up on the feet.

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Do you suppose Cyborg has lots of sex before her fight too? If so.....I feel sorry for the poor soul who is probably a victim of cyborg's strap on. :D

 

lol that would be Evangelista Santos.

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I like Ronda, but lets face reality here, she will lose to Cyborg, here's why...

 

Cyborg is a Brazilian, her camp train her BJJ all the time, while Ronda is only well versed in arm bar. I'm sure with her superior strength she can defend Ronda arm bar. Ronda won't able to manhandle Cyborg like previous weakling opponents.

 

Cardio, Cyborg has been tested, Ronda keeps winning 1st rd, her cardio hasn't been tested, and it's different in real fight than sparring. If Ronda eat a punch in the face from Cyborg she'll gas.

 

In short, Cyborg has superior strength, cardio and well rounded. While Ronda is 1 trick pony arm bar. Hell.. if she has that much trouble with lil Miesha Tate (watch it again), Cyborg will rape her.

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