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Ronda Rousey on 'Cyborg' TUF rumor: 'I'm never doing Ultimate Fighter ever again'

Esther Lin

A rumor making the rounds in Brazil in recent days had it that UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and her archrival, Cris "Cyborg" Justino, would appear as coaches on an upcoming season of "The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil."

But Rousey, whose autobiography goes on sale Tuesday, not only shot down the notion, but also forcefully proclaimed she wants nothing to do with The Ultimate Fighter franchise.

"I'm never doing Ultimate Fighter ever again," Rousey said on Monday's edition of The MMA Hour. "Everyone in the UFC, in the Ultimate Fighter, everyone on earth knows I'll never do that show ever again for all the money in the world."

Rousey was a coach alongside Miesha Tate on TUF's 18th season in 2013. She did not enjoy the experience, feeling she was portrayed in a negative light.

"You'd have to hold my little sister at gunpoint to get me to do that show again," she said.

Rousey, however, hasn't slammed the door on fighting Justino. The have been several hangups keeping Rousey and Justino, the former Strikeforce and current Invicta featherweight champ, from fighting one another, chief among them being Justino's reluctance to fight at 135.

But Justino is now under Zuffa contract, with a plan to eventually fight at 135. So Rousey, while still skeptical, is no longer dismissive of the bout, comparing it to the long tease before Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao finally stepped into the ring.

"I mean, Pacquiao-Mayweather had about a five-year buildup," said Rousey. "We're about at three, so I'd say I would keep my hopes up til five, then after that, I'm moving on with my life."

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