Originally Posted by MMA4EVERRR
Ronda said recently that "Cris Cyborg needs me or else she's done".
However IMO, Ronda is gonna end up needing Cyborg. I'm still not sure as to whether Ronda is just looking for fame using her MMA career or she is truly seeking to be the best woman MMA ever. If it is the latter, then the only way she can attain that title is if she beat Cyborg.
Granted Cyborg lost a lot of her credibility with the steroids issue. People are gonna doubt whether she can beat her opponents in the same fashion if she didnt use enhancements. But if she is to come back and pick up where she left off, destroying her competition, then her credibility will be restored. People are gonna talk again how Cyborg is unbeatable and she really is the best WMMA out there and the only way Ronda can be the best is if she beats Cyborg. I dont think Cyborg is going to be desperate enough to go down to 135lb and fight Ronda.
Nicely argued and worded post, but I have to disagree it, especially this part:
She will happily destroy the 145lb-ers that are no match for her, knowing the whole while critics are gonna claim Ronda is too scared to go up to 145lb to challenge her.
It's not Rousey's job to be calling out Santos. Santos can have the 145 title essentially by default. If Santos wants a true money fight she has to make 135 or somehow entice Rousey a catch-weight bout.
I refer to my Balls-O-Meter on the Anderson Silva wants GSP thread. Rule of thumb is that if the bigger fighter is calling out the littler fighter then that lacks balls on the bigger fighters part. (I know we're dealing with WMMA but in Cyborg's case I think using "Balls" as the standard unit of measurement is appropriate.)
All Rousey needs to do is keep reminding people that Cyborg cheated. even if Cyborg comes back and is still manhandling (sorry, couldn't resist) her opponents Rousey just needs to sow the seed that maybe Cyborg just refined her cheating habits.
The way I see it, Cyborg is the one with all the ground to make up. She's the one going to have to go cap-in-hand to Zuffa to get relevant fights, and piss clean the whole way. Rousey holds all the cards here no matter how much of a victim Cyborg tries to portray herself.
For the record, I think Rousey's judo is good enough to plant Cyborg on her ass at any weight. Not sure about submitting her though.