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Cris 'Cyborg' Santos

Ronda Rousey's Too Scared to Fight Me

12/6/2012 4:08 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Ronda Rousey
's too chicken to fight Cris 'Cyborg' Santos ... and that's why Cyborg won't be facing Rousey in Rousey's first ever UFC fight next February -- Cyborg's rep tells TMZ.

FYI -- Cyborg is widely regarded as one of the most dominant female MMA fighters on the planet ... famously beating up former "American Gladiators" star Gina Carano back in 2009.

According to the rep, "This is a fight all the fans want and we want to give to them. We have offered to fight Ronda at a catch weight of 140lbs. She has turned that offer down and will not budge to make this fight happen."

The rep adds, "Cyborg wants Rousey but can not and will not drop to 135 [Rousey's fighting weight]."

According to the rep, "We understand Ronda is worried about losing because of her new found fame. We are not worried about fame; we are worried about Cris' health."

The rep tells us, several doctors have said it would be unsafe for Cris (who fights at 145) to drop ten pounds for a bout.

TMZ broke the story ... Rousey will face off against Liz Carmouche at UFC 157 instead.

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1.

ROSCOE    

FIRST!!

630 days ago
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tgrfan42069    

The rep adds, "Cyborg wants Rousey but can not and will not drop to 135 [Rousey's fighting weight]."

looks like cyborg is the chicken.also they say they are worried about health.yet cyborg has been busted for roids.she must dont care to much about health.

630 days ago
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smurfya    

It's true cyborg would destroy rousey, and one things for sure, if they fought Rhonda wouldn't be looking so pretty afterwards. I'm pretty sure cyborg isn't to concerned about her own looks, yikes!!

630 days ago
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stu    

Classy ladies!!!!

630 days ago
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hypOcrite    

WAAAAAAH!!!.... rousey is the champ... if you want a shot at her, you have to play by her rules..... if a heavier lady wanted to fight Cris, would she be willing to put on an extra weight? ... where do you draw the line?... what if the person that challenges her is 300lbs?... just saying.....

630 days ago
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EMB    

Cyborg = busted for doping, enough said.

630 days ago
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tgrfan42069    

cyborg knows that she can not use steroids and drop to 130 that is why she wants the other woman to go up in weight

630 days ago
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tgrfan42069    

http://www.cagepotato.com/cris-cyborg-tests-positive-for-steroids-stripped-of-strikeforce-title/

630 days ago
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piratesrule8    

Maybe she just doesn't want to fight a steroid / other drug enhanced fighter. She failed a test not so long ago and if she got caught once you can gaurantee she does it regularly.

630 days ago
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Sara    

If Cyborg laid off the steroids, she'd drop the ten pounds easy. Rhonda is the champ so Cyborg needs to come down to 135.

630 days ago
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lol    

Carano constantly had to try and drop 10+ pounds for her fights, even for her fight with Cyborg. Cyborg doesn't want the fight, if other fighters have to drop weight if they want to challenge her, she should have to drop weight if she wants to challenge other fighters.

630 days ago
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thebigalphamale    

worried about Cris health... then why was she putting all those male hormones it it? yeah whatever... cris isnt the champ anymore...she has to meet Rhonda on Rhondas terms... not on the challengers terms... Cris doesnt deserve the 1st fight in the UFC...ulgy tranny looking cheater...

but I imagine this is more UFC marketing hype than anything... Dana says we will sell it out no matter who she fights 1st... then with that win... we can build up the Cris fight and make more money overall.... its classic marketing/hype in the fight game...

630 days ago
13.

al baby    

Hell i would be scarred too

630 days ago
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notta    

First of all has anyone checked cyborg for being a man? She damn well looks like one. Secondly, forget that fight. Please Dana sign a Rousey vs Corano fight!! Can you imagine those 2 sliding around on the mat together all sweaty?? Oh my goodness

630 days ago
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Harold    

Cyborg can't drop the weight because she is too 'roided up. She's half man at this point.

630 days ago
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