Invicta FC featherweight champion Cris Cyborg, who was working hard to cut down to 140 pounds -- and then 135 pounds -- for a shot at Rousey, believes the UFC star made a big mistake in her bantamweight clash with Holm on Saturday night.
"She underestimated Holly Holm," Cyborg told MMAFighting.com in a text message. "Everyone, even Dana White, was saying Cyborg would be next after she gets past Holly. Look at what Ronda said after the weigh-ins. You don’t play with God."
Cyborg, who changed her profile picture on WhatsApp to a photo of Rousey getting kicked in the face, mentions "Rowdy’s" Instagram post right after the weigh-ins.
"Fake ass cheap shotting fake respect humility bitch – ‘precher’s daughter’ my ass – I see through your fake sweet act now," Rousey wrote Friday, "you’re getting your ass kicked tomorrow, and I’m really going to enjoy the beating I give you."
Despite Rousey’s brutal knockout loss, Cyborg still plans on cutting down to 140 pounds for her upcoming fight, and is interested in fighting Rousey even though she thinks Holm will win whenever they rematch.
"I think Holly wins again," Cyborg said.
Initially expected to return to the Invicta FC Cage later this year, the Brazilian striker says she’s fighting again in January, but has no opponent yet.