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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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46.

darin    

ronda or cyborg can't beat Valentina Shevchenko- why dont cyborg or ronda try to set up a match with "the bullet"

653 days ago
47.

ktg    

Cyborg's penis weighs 5 lbs.

653 days ago
48.

Joe    

Sounds like someone got their roid shipment...

653 days ago
49.

LOLOL    

I love Cyborg..OWWW She is more exciting to watch than 90% of the UFC fighters.

Ronda Rousey quit running you paper champ. Dana cant keep protecting you forever, once you fight Cyborg you are done, so Dana wants to make sure he makes a lil bit of money first.

653 days ago
50.

Chris    

Unsafe to lose 10 pounds. Please don't try and use that BS. For decades sports fans have watched fighters move up and down weight classes with no ill effects to their health. If this woman is as good as she thinks she is then she can lose the 10 pounds, and should not attack someone who is not willing to gain weight. Sounds like she is the one afraid to fight Ronda

653 days ago
51.

ria    

That Cyborg person is a she? I had to scroll back up and look at the pictures 2x, wow.

653 days ago
52.

Food$tamp    

I would love to get my arse whooped by either one of the girls. Especially Rousey and her philosophy of lots of sex before a fight. cmon ladies, come get some!!! And I only need 5 minutes so 1 round is good with me!

653 days ago
53.

ajc22    

This is funny and straight out lie by cyborg...Dana is on video saying cyborg manager tito ortiz forced her to turn down the title fight. Ronda wanted it...Tito was scared his only client would lose and now trying to spin it. But what do you expect from a man that married Jenna Jameson

653 days ago
54.

Stuart    

cyborg looks like a man and got busted taking steroids before so she should not have a chance to fight again

653 days ago
55.

Trent    

Dropping 10 pounds for a fight is nothing. Fighters and High School/NCAA Wrestlers do it all the time. I dropped from 40lbs to get from 142 down to 119..wasn't easier but I was healthy.

653 days ago
56.

ryan    

Cyborgs reps are F.O.S !!!! Cyborg didnt want the fight. Dana White came out and said Cyborg didnt wanna fight Ronda. Cyborg has been juicing for years so she cant be too worried about her health. Thats a joke right there. Rousey would rip Cyborgs arm off. Cyborg is a cheat and doesnt want to fight Rousey.

653 days ago
57.

USA#1    

I hope Cris Cyborg smashes Rhondas face in.

652 days ago
58.

USA#1    

I hope Cris smashes Rhonda if the fight happens.

652 days ago
59.

AMT88    

Cyborg is ****, how can she talk crap when she is a proven steroid user. Give it up Cyborg, you suck compared to the awesome fighter that Rousey is. Last I checked Rousey has a title.

651 days ago
60.

fathertime    

Most of you have no idea. Cris is lean body mass and the " steroid" she took was winstrol which doesn't build muscle per say , it leans you by and also dries out your joints (which is a bad thing) . for her to lose an extra 10lbs from her fighting weight would be something of a feat in of itself. Look at her pictures at her fighting weight.... Rousey is scared

630 days ago
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