Cris “Cyborg” Justino is supporting her countrywoman, Bethe Correia, against her arch-rival Ronda Rousey as the two combatants will go toe-to-toe for the UFC women’s bantamweight title in the main event of UFC 190 next month.
More than winning the UFC belt, Cristiane ‘Cyborg’ Justino is interested in caving Ronda Rousey’s face in , according to Bellator’s light heavyweight contender, Tito Ortiz.
Based at least partially on Rousey’s undefeated record, “Cyborg” stands to make a lot of money in a fight with the UFC’s most dominant female fighter.
While the UFC is trying to get this mega fight done in 2015, Cris is rooting for her countrywoman and against her rival.
Cris confirmed that she will be firmly behind Bethe Correia when Correia challenges “Rowdy” for the UFC women’s bantamweight title in the main event of UFC 190 on Aug. 1 in Rio de Janeiro. In fact Cyborg hopes to be in attendance for the bout, MMA Fighting noted.
At Invicta FC 13 media day Tuesday, Cyborg said, “I hope Bethe kicks her ass.”
“I think [that], I want [that]. I think [Correia is] a good fighter, good boxing. I think it’s a good fight for Ronda,” she added.
“Ronda deserves it,” Justino said. “She always speaks sh*t. I don’t know what [Correia said]. If Bethe says something, it’s because Ronda said something. She likes to talk bad about everybody. That’s her game; not my game. I never said anything about her bad, nothing.”
If Correia wins the bout, it doesn’t necessarily mean a fight with Rousey would be off the table for Justino who defends her Invicta women’s featherweight title against Faith Van Duin in the main event of Invicta FC 13 on Thursday night at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. She’ll probably take one more fight with Invicta and if she can make 135 pounds the UFC will bring her in for a mega bout with “Rowdy.”
“I think everybody wants to watch this fight,” Cyborg said. “I think it’s very important for women’s MMA. I want to be part of this.”
Fans across the globe and UFC boss Dana White have been waiting to see this fight; however there are some obstacles in the way of that fight taking place. Justino is under contract with Invicta, and also she fights at a different weight class than Rousey.
In an interview earlier this year, White stated that if Justino can get down to Bantamweight, she could fight Rousey. LowKickMMA noted.
“For me, if it was easy to make 135,” Cyborg said. “Of course I would make this fight.”
Rousey and Correia have been taking jabs at each other for almost as long a Rousey and Cyborg have. Correia, who defeated Rousey’s two friends Jessamyn Duke and Shayna Baszler taunted Rousey after each one. However, she took things too far whe she said she hoped Rousey didn’t kill herself after losing in Brazil.
Correia later apologized to Rousey on Twitter, saying she wasn’t aware of how her father died.