After Ronda Rousey’s shocking loss to Holly Holm last Saturday at UFC 193, longtime nemesis Cris “Cyborg” Justino took to Twitter to comment on the huge upset with a simple emoji. Now, a few days removed, the Invicta FC featherweight champion seems to be a bit more talkative.
Cyborg expained that she always knew Rousey “couldn’t take a punch.” The Brazilian wrecking machine also predicted the outcome of a potential rematch between Holm and Rousey.
“I think Holly wins again,” Cyborg explained in a text message to MMAFighting.com.
The Brazilian thinks Rousey “underestimated Holly Holm” and overlooked the decorated former boxing world champion, which ultimately led to her second round TKO defeat.
“Everyone, even Dana White, was saying Cyborg would be next after she gets past Holly. Look at what Ronda said after the weigh-ins. You don’t play with God,” Justino urged in reference to an Instagram rant, in which Rousey called “Preacher’s Daughter” Holm a “fake ass cheap shotting fake respect humility bitch” and promised her a beating.
A fight between Cyborg and Rousey has long been in discussion but never came to fruition because both fighters couldn’t agree on a weight class. With Rousey’s loss to Holm and a rematch between the two likely on the horizon, the superfight against Cyborg is a lot less likely now than it was before. However, the 30-year old Invicta champion is still interested in a scrap against the former women’s bantamweight champion and will continue her mission to cut down to 135 pounds.
Cyborg is set to return to Invicta FC in a few weeks and will fight at a 140-pounds catchweight against a yet to be named opponent.
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