I have to agree that Ronda Rousey has acted pretty lousy towards Cris Cyborg. Referring to someone as an “it” is pretty low.
I was once a huge Ronda Rousey fan. I still am to some extent. I mean, I wish her the best and all, but after getting to know Rousey a little better, watching her behaviour towards other people over the years, my opinion of her isn’t anywhere near as high as it once was. I think her mum us a “class act” too, for what it’s worth.
When I watched The Ultimate Fighter, Team Rousey Vs Team Tate, I didn’t know why Ronda was being so mean to Tate. I have to be honest, I kind of just sided with Ronda because my opinion of her was so high. I unjustly figured there must be a reason for her behaviour toward Miesha Tate, but looking back, and taking into account what I know now, I honesty can’t see any justification.
I was so proud of Rousey’s story: Living in a car, not being given a chance, initially, by Edmond Tarverdyan — but she persisted; and she was a pioneer of women’s MMA in the UFC. However, right now, I have a much higher respect fro Miesha Tate than I do for Ronda Rousey. I’ve never seen Miesha act anything but level headed and professional. Ronda is more of a loose cannon.
My respect for Cris Cyborg is pretty high too; much higher than my opinion of Ronda Rousey. I’ve honestly never witnessed Cris Cyborg acting anything else other than the perfect “lady”. Cris Cyborg is a genuine person, always happy and confident with herself; confident enough that she doesn’t have to drag other people down or slander them to prop up her ego and hold insecurities at bay — like Ronda Rousey Does.
Rhonda has accused Cris Cyborg of being on steroids, referred to her as a man and an “it”, among other below the belt insults. It’s just not cool. Really, it isn’t.
Dana White is also a scumbag, if I must say, for starting the women’s 145 division without Cris Cyborg. I mean, really? That’s just ridiculous; after the years of UFC not having a 145 division, trying to get Cyborg to come down to weights that will make her sick, Dana White can flap his gums about how the “UFC is a business” and it’s “like a bus”, if you “miss it”.. blah, blah, blah… but the reality is: Cris Cyborg should be FIRST IN LINE!
I hope Cris Cyborg does get her fight with Ronda Rousey. If she does, my money will definitely be on Cyborg. I’ll also be cheering for her for all the unnecessary insults Ronda threw at her over the years. I think Ronda Would be making a mistake to get into the octagon with Cris Cyborg at this stage.
The problem is, I do still like Ronda, and I think the punishment Cyborg would give to her would send her into depression. Depression isn’t a funny thing. However, that is a genuine possibility after a Cyborg Vs Rousey fight. I don’t think Ronda’s ego would recover. She barely got over her loss to Holly Holm; which I predicted in great detail by the way.
Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.. and Cris Cyborg is definitely scorned.