Cyborg Says She Can Make 135 Pounds to Face Ronda Rousey, but Why Wait?

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The only thing holding up a clash between UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and Invicta FC featherweight champion Cris “Cyborg” Justino is Justino’s ability to make 135 pounds.

Following Rousey’s 14-second finish of Cat Zingano at UFC 184 in February, UFC president Dana White said that the fight would happen as soon as Cyborg makes the weight.

“Cyborg has to make the weight,” said White during the UFC 184 post-fight press conference. “Make 135 pounds and this fight is going to happen.”

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Justino appeared on Friday’s edition of UFC Tonight and claimed she can 100-percent make the drop to the bantamweight division.

“I have a professional nutritional guy and he helped me much easier to make 145. I can 100-percent make it,” said the 29-year-old.

Justino has been calling for a match-up against Rousey for years, but the fight and making the 135-pound weight limit has eluded her.

“I’m ready for this fight. When she was in Strikeforce, I wanted to make the fight. I try 100-percent to make 135. It’s annoying. I want to fight her,” she said.

For Justino, a fight with Rousey isn’t about winning a belt. It’s a fight she’s sought for years. And although she says she can make 135 pounds, Cyborg continues to call for a catchweight fight against the UFC titleholder.

“All fighters want to be a champ in the UFC. I think for now it’d be great to see me and Ronda fight. I don’t want her belt. I just want to fight her. Let’s go fight. Let’s go meet at 140. Let’s do it,” she said.

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