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Morning Report: Ronda Rousey says Cris Cyborg will 'get what she deserves' after embarrassing her sport and country

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey can't escape questions about featherweight standout Cris Cyborg, especially while on a media tour of Brazil.

Reaffirming she still wants the grudge match with her nemesis, Rousey says Cyborg is an embarrassment to not only women's MMA, but to her home country of Brazil.

"I'm the champion," Rousey told Combate. "I fight whoever comes up. She's the one who has options, not me. I'm exactly where I was when she left and she can come back and give it a try anytime. She'll get what she deserves. She really embarrassed not just women's MMA and the sport, she embarrassed her country, as well. I'm happy to set it straight."

In 2012, Cyborg was suspended one year and fined $2,500 by the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) after testing positive for stanozolol following her brutal, 16-second TKO of Hiroko Yamanaka at Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal in December, 2011.

"She says she so 'desperately' wants [the fight]," said Rousey. "Then how come the day after they announced out-of-competition drug testing in the UFC she asked to be released? If you so desperately wanted a fight you would come fight me, not run away. I think she's saying one thing and doing another. I've always been [in the UFC]. I'm not going anywhere."

Scheduled to make her bantamweight debut Dec. 4 at Invicta FC 10, Cyborg says Rousey has been dodging her since the Judo Olympian moved to 135 pounds in 2011.

"When I was Strikeforce champ she was in my weight class at 145 and she ran to 135 so she cannot fight me," Cyborg told Submission Radio last week. "She's trying to use my mistake saying, 'Ah she don't want to be in the UFC because of heavy doping tests,' but she's lying because I don't go to the UFC because I have to cut for 135 and at the time when I talked to the UFC I wasn't not ready for this.

"I think she keeps talking and keeps running and I think if I make 135 she cannot run anymore, because everybody, all the fans want to watch the fight and I think the only way for this fight to happen and to make her shut up is to make 135."

According to UFC president Dana White, Rousey will likely face No. 1 contender Cat Zingano Jan. 3 at UFC 182 in Las Vegas, Nevada.



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I have looked at all the problems with our current 10 Point Must System and a lot of people tend to think the current system is fine, the problem is the judges. Although there is a judging problem in fighting, the current system displayed today is the main problem. Even with a good judge there are a lot of fights where one fighter does just enough to win the round and gets scored 10-9, and another fighter does more, maybe not enough to end the fight but enough to take the round and that gets scored 10-9. The problem is those are two completely different rounds yet they both get scored the exact same. The min/min system not only eliminates that problem, but also adds more clarity to the judges for bad decisions. What needs to be understood is a MMA match is a fight until it goes to a decision, than it becomes a sport. And with the min/min system each minute being scored does a very crucial thing. It judges based on what actually happened in the fight, not what could have happened. If fighter X is convincingly winning 4 minutes of the fight and fighter Y rocks his opponent but he survives the round, to most with the current system, that means fighter Y won the round, but that's not exactly true.


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