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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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83 COMMENTS

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31.

Me Me    

Some of you have no idea what you're talking about. Rousey used to fight at 145 she fought as high as 150, Rousey dropped to 135 to avoid Cyborg. Rousey is the one who called out Cyborg.

625 days ago
32.

Lisalisa..    

Rousey is chicken **** cant stand her and hope she gets her ass beat soon.

625 days ago
33.

eric     

Guyborg just needs to lay off the roids. Then her dick will shrink enough that she can make weight. Ronda's the champ and doesn't have to do anything but fight whoever they put in front of her

625 days ago
34.

Twiz    

Cyborg cant fight Ronda anyway . . UFC wont let guys fight women!!

625 days ago
35.

tgrfan42069    

then why does she use them?

625 days ago
36.

redster068    

I would love to see Rousey fight Cyborg. and I think it is complete BullCrap that Cyborg is saying that Rousey is afraid of her, Cyborg wasnt too worried about her health when she took the STEROIDS to drop pounds for fight. Why no lose the weight the healthy and proper way and fight her. Rousey is the the legal and rightful Champ, people come to her not the other way around. I think that would be one hell of a fight to see. But stop passing the buck saying Rousey is scared and she should be the one to gain the weight,

625 days ago
37.

bearforce1    

Check the Cyborg has two X chromosomes. I think its a boy Cyborg.

625 days ago
38.

darin    

Ronda or cyborg cant beat Valentina Shevchenko

625 days ago
39.

darin    

Cyborg or Ronda cant beat Valentina "The Bullet" Shevchenko-

625 days ago
40.

darin    

Valentina Shevchenko. record: MMA: 7-0. Muay Thai: 35-0. Boxing: 10-0 height: 5' 5" weight: 135 lb team

625 days ago
41.

Ephie    

It sounds like Chris is the one who is scared. Drop the 10 wu$$!

625 days ago
42.

Sean    

Isn't "she" a man? Isn't "she" on steroids?

625 days ago
43.

martini777    

LOL! Cyborg is a steroid abuser (is that what makes her look like a tranny?) and was kicked out of the sport for it... and now she comes back trying to impose her rules? If you are a disgraced fighter coming back from the trenches then you do as the champion says, not the other way around. Sorry ´roid Freak!

625 days ago
44.

Bobby Bouche    

Any real man would have noticed you can see a nipple in this pic before they read the story

625 days ago
45.

sandra    

cyborg or ronda cant beat Valentina Shevchenko-

625 days ago
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