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Ronda Rousey calls ‘Cyborg' a cheater, tells her to ‘stop taking f-cking steroids'

Ronda Rousey tells Cristiane "Cyborg" Justino that she could make the weight for a potential superfight if she just stopped taking steroids.

This weekend, Ronda Rousey and Cristiane "Cyborg" Justino, the two arguably best female fighters in the world, will both step into the cage, but at different events. While the weight difference between the two has prevented a potential superfight from happening so far, Rousey now tells ‘Cyborg' to stop taking steroids in order to get down to 135 lbs.

Before Rousey defends her bantamweight belt against Cat Zingano at UFC 184 this Saturday night, "Cyborg" will put her featherweight title on the line against Charmaine Tweet at Invicta 11 on Friday. Asked, if she is going to watch that fight, Rousey responded on FOX Sports 1's UFC Tonight show:

"I'm not going to watch it. I have my own fight to pay attention to. [...] Cat is definitely the toughest opponent to date. She's the one I haven't beaten yet. She's the most difficult test yet. She's undefeated for a reason. She's a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt and I've never gone to the ground with one. I'm the best in the world and I'm going to win, but I do believe Cat will bring out the best out of me."

Cat Zingano might indeed be Rousey's toughest challenge, yet. But still, the fight literally everybody wants to see is the fight against Brazilian 145 lbs. bulldozer "Cyborg" Justino, who repeatedly explained that she won't be able to cut down 10 more pounds to challenge Rousey at the bantamweight limit. Well, Rousey thinks she can:

"She can make 135 (pounds)," Rousey said. "She definitely can. The thing is, someone that cheats and makes things easier for themselves is always going to try and make things easier for themselves. That girl needs to learn that you're not always going to get advantages put in your favor. You need to learn a lesson that you need to do exactly what the other girls do. Stop taking f-cking steroids and make weight."

(Transcription via

Justino's impressive physique has been subject to many rumors for years and 2011 the then-Strikeforce champion finally got popped for the anabolic steroid Stanozolol. However, she has passed recent tests and silenced their critics. In a recent interview she stated that if Rousey would come up to a 140 lbs. catchweight, she'd "do the fight tomorrow". But "Rowdy" doesn't see that happening:

"No. I'm not making an exception for a cheater. The only one I'll make an exception for is Gina Carano because she's such a pioneer in the sport. I'd be honored to fight her."

(Transcription via UFC press release)