Rousey defeated No. 1 contender Cat Zingano in just 14 seconds in the main event at UFC 184, while Cyborg took just 46 seconds to dispatch Charmaine Tweet at Invicta FC 11.
Joining our own Ariel Helwani on Monday's MMA Hour, Rousey's Jiu Jitsu coach Rener Gracie said he believed Cyborg was being given 'more credit than she deserves' in the proposed matchup with Rousey.
Gracie explained that despite her accolades, Cyborg lacked that certain something, of which Ronda has in spades.
"I've rolled with very good fighters, all of whom have been compared to ‘Cyborg' in terms of athleticism and her power, and I think all of that is great," Gracie said. "But there comes a point where there's something beyond strength and power and tenacity, right? And that's the special gift that Ronda has, and has sharpened and honed over the last 15, 20 years."
Well, Cyborg disagrees. Taking to The Underground Tuesday afternoon, Cyborg let Gracie know exactly how she felt about his comments.
Cool story bro
I am not surprised you say Bad things about me.
Your Athlete used The Same technique to grow her name.
Tôo much credit? Who are you to say This?!
You dont know how hard a fighters life is.
You were born with a life of luxury, you dont know The struggles a brazilian girl has in América.
No promotion, helps me grow, only blood and sweat, chute boxe style.
Nobody made my name But me, i have no grandfather name to live off.
Go promote your online students While i earn my credit Fighting, and
ask The real gracies what respect means.
As Rener might say, 'Daaaaaang.'
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More Burt reactions.
.@BurtWatson4real you're the MAN!!! Not gonna be the same at all without u...enjoy retirement my friend...— Benson Henderson (@BensonHenderson) March 3, 2015
Was a pleasure to work with Mr. Burt Watson the UFC will never be the same with out him always... https://t.co/OrYoaDmwVu— nick diaz (@nickdiaz209) March 4, 2015
Going to miss you @BurtWatson4real I hope that all is well with you and wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors!— Matt Brown (@IamTheImmortal) March 4, 2015
Alan Jouban (@AlanJouban) March 3, 2015
Burt is the man....!!! Hope all is well Mr Burt!!!!!!!!! http://t.co/BoAelmbrqS— Brandon Vera (@Verafied) March 3, 2015
Burt Watsson http://t.co/glkOIgyntN— Makwan Amirkhani (@MakwanAmirkhani) March 3, 2015
Phil Harris ufc (@Philharrismma) March 3, 2015
Hope @BurtWatson4real goes on to do whatever TF he wants! Great guy who was exemplary at his job.— Marcelino Evil (@KCBanditMMA) March 3, 2015
@BurtWatson4real I'm sad I never had the chance to have you at one of my fights. :(— Carla Esparza (@CarlaEsparza1) March 3, 2015
I hope @BurtWatson4real writes a book about his time in the UFC. I'd read it! You'll be missed Burt! Won't be the same without you— Lauren Murphy (@LaurenMurphyMMA) March 3, 2015
Tim Sylvia (@timsylviamma) March 3, 2015
Say it aint so!!! @BurtWatson4real— Brandon Thatch (@RUKUSMMA303) March 3, 2015
FREE BURT WATSON— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) March 4, 2015
"@BurtWatson4real: After 14 AMAZING YEARS I've decided to step aside thank U Dana Lorenzo & Donna" you'll be missed. Thanks for everything— Sarah Kaufman (@mmasarah) March 3, 2015
The man I love and respect 100% @BurtWatson4real— Manny Gamburyan (@MannyGamburyan) March 3, 2015
Matt Hobar (@CrowbarHobar) March 3, 2015
Can't believe burtwatson4real isn't going to be around anymore. The man is a legend and I'm honoured... https://t.co/l1lVSyjywA— sam stout (@SammyJstout) March 3, 2015
The 1st time we met you taught me more in 5 min than most people have in my whole life. Always grateful for that. Thank you @BurtWatson4real— Andre Fili (@TouchyFili) March 4, 2015
Andy Ogle (@thelittleaxe) March 3, 2015
So sad to hear burtwatson4real is stepping aside. What a genuine and amazing person!!! Burt you will... https://t.co/NkJi6Ajpa4— heatherjoclark (@heatherjoclark) March 3, 2015
At least I got to here "We rollinnnnn!" one time. Ur a beast @BurtWatson4real. I wish you happiness in whatever you do next— kajan johnson (@IamRagin) March 4, 2015
@BurtWatson4real for those who don't know who this man is they will never know what is like to fight in the UFC.. Was a honor working wt u— jay silva (@jaysilvamma) March 4, 2015
@BurtWatson4real damn dude! Gonna miss you! Don't think is gonna be the same without you!— Brad Tavares (@BradTavares) March 3, 2015
Very sadden to hear that Burt Watson has retired unfortunately I was only able to get the full Burt... https://t.co/aSm3ZhpxDF— Ray Borg (@tazmexufc) March 3, 2015
Jason Saggo (@jasonsaggo) March 4, 2015
Uncle Creepy DGAF.
Do I look like I give a fuck? Please tell me how you feel...— Ian McCall (@Unclecreepymma) March 3, 2015
The white knights are out in full affect today haha very cute— Ian McCall (@Unclecreepymma) March 4, 2015
I heard CM Punk had his first live mma sparing. Oh what a big deal. We do that shit everyday.— Alptekin Ozkilic (@alpozkilicmma) March 3, 2015
Get well soon.
Why 135 is a good number http://t.co/A7gB1Zfdg0— DrAnnMaria (@DrAnnMaria) March 4, 2015
You guys do know i was asked what I thought about @Anthony_Rumble and Jones skit. I answered. My opinion. No1 wants rumble to win more.— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) March 3, 2015
Get your pancakes yesterday?
IHOP waiter: What would you like to order? Me: pic.twitter.com/N4uwFdeUnz— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) March 3, 2015
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FANPOST OF THE DAY
Today's Fanpost of the Day comes via ConfusedSoul.
The UFC rankings are a constant debate among fans and journalists. Marion Reneau beat Jessica Andrade and was raked above Andrade before UFC 184 but, after UFC 184 Reneau is now ranked below Andrade. This is just the newest injustice with the current ranking system.
My idea would shift to a point-based system. This type of ranking system is used in other sports. My proposed system would take the journalist out of the rankings. This would cause a drastic shift in the current rankings, fighters currently ranked could fall out of the top 15. Every fighter in a division would have a rank under this system.
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