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Cyborg Justino Says Possible Ronda Rousey Fight is a “Finished Chapter” For Her

September 19, 2017 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Cyborg Justino isn’t particularly interested in a fight with Ronda Rousey at this point. Justino posted to her official website in response to Rousey’s coach Edmond Tarverdyan saying he’d like to see Rousey come back for a last fight against Cyborg and said “that chapter is finished.”

“When I wanted to fight her it was because she was at the top of her game and she had all of the confidence in the world,” Justino said. “She had not been KO’d twice in a row and some people were actually saying she could beat Floyd Mayweather in a fight. I wanted the challenge so bad I almost killed myself trying to make the lowest weight possible just to give this fight to the fans, and she made every excuse for it not to happen.”

She continues, “Both of us are now at different chapters in our careers and for me that chapter is finished. If Ronda is wanting to make the fight for the fans, I would still be willing to give them it, but I think it would be better to take place inside the WWE ring.”

Justino has previously suggested this week that she would be interested in facing Rousey in WWE. Justino often called for a fight with Rousey while the latter was UFC women’s bantamweight champion, but a weight level could never be agreed to. Rousey refused to fight at catchweight and Justino said she couldn’t make 135 pounds without risking her health.