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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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16.

AM515    

C'mon Cyborg...Ronda called her out and said, if it's a fight for the sake of fighting, she'll fight her in the parking lot. If It's going to be for money and a "W", Cyborg needs to go down to face the champion, not the other way around. Dropping 10lbs is unsafe? Fighters do it all the time!

583 days ago
17.

Dave    

If they are not even in the same weight class and she wont drop weight to fight Rousey then who's the real chicken?This is not even a story.

583 days ago
18.

Anthony    

Yes they are real worried about her health, so worried that they allow her to do steroids for most of her career.

583 days ago
19.

dennis    

Guys, you left so much pertinent information out of this article: size, weight, doping. This tells nothing.

583 days ago
20.

tgrfan42069    

cris knows that she can not continue to use her roids and drop that weight.that is why she always wants her challengers to move up in weight instead of her dropping.

583 days ago
21.

MCosta8778    

I'm from Staten Island and I know a Juicebag when I see one. That He-She with a peeshee is roided out if her/his skull

583 days ago
22.

manbearpig    

if you took guyroid off the juice- she would drop the weight quickly to make 135. just take a look at how much guys like bonds mcgwire are now that they aren't on steroids anymore. they look like ordinary men.
i remember her saying dropping a measly 10 pounds could damage her reproductive health and prevent her from having children excuse. first of all- NO ONE wants to have sex with guyroid. 2- massive amounts of male hormones is far worse than a temporary 10 pound weight loss.
guyroid is the coward.

583 days ago
23.

Wicked Witch    

She better stop injecting the monkey hormones. Your manly gorilla face is starting to go Chyna. Wouldn't doubt your voice is manly as well.

583 days ago
24.

hikerbj    

Really TMZ? Santos beat Carano because she was on steroids....if you're going to be snarky get the facts right!

583 days ago
25.

hikerbj    

Really TMZ? Santos beat Carano because she was on steroids....if you're going to be snarky get the facts right!

583 days ago
26.

MADE MAN    

Is that Aileen Wournos on the left?

583 days ago
27.

Woodman    

Bull****. Cris' widely known for abusing steroids. She even brags about it, seeing as the sanctions down in Brazil are so......"loose" when it comes to MMA. She's a disgrace to the sport.

583 days ago
28.

JustAnotherFatAmerican    

Cyborg needs a gender verification first.

583 days ago
29.

dan    

That dude Cyborg been using steroids so long he got an inch ****

583 days ago
30.

Meg    

Cris looks like a man....did they actually check "her" gender? I wouldn't want to fight a chick who is roided up and probably has a penis!

583 days ago
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