Invicta FC featherweight champion Cris “Cyborg” Justino hasn’t forgotten about Ronda Rousey. Rousey hasn’t competed since shockingly losing her title to Holly Holm last November, and it’s unclear when she’ll return to action, but Justino still feels as if the two have unfinished business. Despite being constantly asked about a potential super fight with Rousey, Justino isn’t bothered and she hopes that the “Rowdy” one will take the initiative in making the fight a reality:
“I respect all the girls regardless of who they are,” Justino told MMAjunkie. “But I believe there’s a ‘novela’ (Brazilian soap opera) between Ronda and I that we need to finish. I think that’s a fight everyone wants to watch.
“I think they ask the same (questions) to her. I think everywhere, they ask the same thing. That’s why I think this fight needs to happen. So that we can finish our careers saying we did that great fight and not that we should have done that fight. We did it. So let’s wait. If she takes that initiative. It’s up to her.”
“Cyborg” made her long-awaited Octagon debut last May, demolishing Leslie Smith in just over a minute in a 140-pound catchweight bout. She is now gearing up for a main event clash with Lina Lansberg at UFC Fight Night 95 later this month. As far as Rousey goes, Justino said that losses happen in sports, but that the former 135-pound queen needs to learn how to deal with a setback:
“I think after that Holly fight, she’s still trying to reorganize; I don’t know if she’s back to training,” Justino said. “Losses can happen for any athlete. That’s sports. One day you win, and the next you lose. But you need to know how to deal with that.”
Do you see this fight ever taking place?