Rousey’s Mom: Ronda ‘holds a grudge, and she will break Cris Cyborg’s arm’

Dr. Ann Maria was a guest at Submission Radio, and she discussed Cris Cyborg and her daughter's chances against her. According to her, Ronda…

By: Anton Tabuena | 8 years ago
Rousey’s Mom: Ronda ‘holds a grudge, and she will break Cris Cyborg’s arm’
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Dr. Ann Maria was a guest at Submission Radio, and she discussed Cris Cyborg and her daughter’s chances against her. According to her, Ronda Rousey will surely snap that arm if they eventually meet in the ring. Listen to the clip above, which starts at the 43:47 mark, and check out a transcript below:

“Oh Ronda will break her arm. I can say that right now. I’ll tell you two things; Ronda will break her arm, and Ronda will not go up in weight, and the reason she won’t apparently is because Cris Cyborg has missed weight multiple times. So if you have her fight at 140, she’s going to show up at 145 or 150.”

“So that’s the first thing. If she’s gonna miss 135, she can at least give Ronda 10 percent of the purse. And then secondly, she has kind of an inflated record, because if you look back at some of her matches, she’s fought woman who were 125 pounds and she’s 160.”

“You know that’s like Ronda fighting her little sister and her saying ‘oh look at me, I’m so dominant’. So I’m not impressed with her record, and of course failing the drug test thing. I almost feel like that’s sort of like when you get a DUI. That’s probably not the only time you were driving drunk.”

“So I’d say her whole record is under suspicion; certainly the one match she got caught at is under suspicion – not suspicion, it’s proven. And then there have been – you could look them up – several matches where she missed weight and was 20 pounds or more heavier than the other person. So under those conditions and going bragging [about] how dominant you are does not impress me. And the other thing is; I love Ronda, she’s a great person, she has many many wonderful qualities, but one thing about her is she holds a grudge, and she will break Cris Cyborg’s arm.”

She also spoke about the reason why she’s confident that Rousey would submit Cyborg easily:

“You know Ronda got a silver in the world’s, she got a bronze in the Olympics, she’s won the junior worlds, she’s won a lot of international Judo tournaments. And this is against women who have decades of experience trying to stop Olympic level Judo players from throwing and armbarring them.”

“So saying that Cris Cyborg is somehow magically going to be able to do that when Ronda’s been training this since she’s 11? I don’t think that’s going to happen. I think the first time Ronda gets her hands on her she’s going to knock her down and break her arm.”

As for people’s weird fascination about debating Ronda’s chances against men, Dr. Ann Maria is among those who think that it’s a pointless argument:

“I just think it’s all a joke. It’s sort of like saying ‘could the guy who won the lightweight division in boxing, could he beat the heavyweight?” It’s just seems sort of a silly thing to be having a debate about, you know?”

She also discussed various topics on the show, such as Fedor’s view on Women’s MMA, whether Ronda would join the Olympics again, and her initial reaction when Rousey said she was going to try MMA.

When Ronda first brought up possibly competing in an MMA fight, Ann said, “this is the stupidest fu*king idea I’ve ever heard in my life, and coming from you that says something.”

Listen to the entire conversation and more on the clip above.

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Anton Tabuena
Anton Tabuena

Anton Tabuena is the Managing Editor for Bloody Elbow. He’s been covering MMA and combat sports since 2009, and has also fought in MMA, Muay Thai and kickboxing.

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