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‘Cyborg’ aims to ‘retire’ UFC star Ronda Rousey, risks infertility

By Ben Scott on February 27, 2014
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Whilst the UFC undefeated women’s champ, Ronda Rousey, is preparing to replace the bright lights of the UFC with the bright lights of Hollywood, a Brazilian Cyborg is gunning for the chance to put an end to her fight career.

Cris “Cyborg” Justino is a 145 pound (66kg) dynamo who would fight for free and seemingly risk losing the ability to have children for a shot at the UFC superstar. Given such high stakes, Cyborg plans not only to defeat Rousey but also “retire” the undefeated champion, for good.

“I am looking for a payday to retire you like I did Gina Carano,” Cyborg said in a media statement. “But to show it’s not only about money, I challenge you to a fight, winner takes all.  Or better yet let’s fight for free. Anytime! Anywhere! Ask your daddy Dana (White) to make it happen.” 

The reign of Rousey, which continued with her record breaking defeat over Sara McMann at UFC 170, has clearly added to Cyborg's already publicised desire to do damage to the UFC women's champ. 

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One of the more serious obstacles for Cyborg to fight Rousey would be the dramatic health implications of dropping weight in order to face the champion. Cyborg’s cardiologist has previously said that if the Brazilian was to attempt to drop weight to 135 pounds (61kg) she would risk infertility, among other health issues.

But Cyborg maintains the weight cut would only be a temporary measure in order to end Rousey's reign, removing the belt of an undefeated UFC champion and after that, her business would be done.

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“If I do, I will still listen to my doctor’s advice and fight no more than three times at 135, first to win the Invicta belt, the second time to kick your a** and the third time to kick you’re a** again, so that the world can see it wasn’t luck,” Cyborg declared. 

Cyborg possesses high level kickboxing alongside a solid ground game, a combination that has proven lethal in her MMA career to date. For many MMA fans, the former Strikeforce and current Invicta FC champion represents the biggest threat to Rousey who has not yet been pushed all the way, finishing all her opponents.

Keep it locked to MMA Kanvas for more developments on this story as they come to hand. 

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