Ronda Rousey rips Cris Cyborg, 'she's not even a woman anymore, she's an it'

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Spor

The UFC women's bantamweight champ doesn't pull any punches when it comes to potential rival Cris Cyborg. "This girl has been on steroids for so long and [has been] injecting herself for so long that she's not even a woman anymore. She's an 'it.' It's not good for the women's division. It's not good at all."

Ronda Rousey spoke to Kevin Iole about former Strikeforce champ Cris Cyborg. It wasn't pretty. Cyborg has tested positive for steroids following her 2011 bout against Hiroko Yamanaka. Clearly Rousey isn't in a mood to forgive or forget:

"I've said before, I don't care if she's injecting horse semen into her eyeballs, I'll fight her, but that's just my personal decision," Rousey said. "But I can't make a decision for the whole division. I can't say it's the right thing. This girl has been on steroids for so long and [has been] injecting herself for so long that she's not even a woman anymore. She's an 'it.' It's not good for the women's division. It's not good at all.

"If she comes in the UFC and I beat the [expletive] out of her and then I retire and become an action movie star, then the UFC is still going to be stuck with her. The division could die. She could ruin the whole sport. Even though it's a fight a lot of people want to see, even if I beat the living crap out of her, it won't be good for the sport because then she'd still be in the UFC.

"I'd be honored to fight a competitor like Gina, who is an example of what real respect and honor is in the cage," Rousey said. "I really think with Cyborg taking all of those steroids and hormones and then going into the cage, it's like going in with a weapon. It's certainly very negligent, but it's also criminal. I believe, it really is. Promoting her would be promoting that act and I think it would be wrong in every way.

"I think it should be like the Olympics. If you [expletive] up once, you're not going to the [expletive] Olympics. There should be a zero tolerance policy where if you're caught doing anything, you should be done [expletive] forever."

Rousey also expressed interest in facing former women's boxing champ Holly Holm.

Ronda's next title defense will be against Alexis Davis at UFC 175 in July.

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