Dec 09

Ronda Rousey on rematch against Holly Holm: “It’s what I want.”

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Ronda Rousey, the former MMA bantamweight champion, is starting to slowly come out and face the public again after weeks of silence since the biggest upset in the UFC history.

In a recent interview, Rousey revealed her plans following the epic loss last UFC 193.

Rousey, who has now a record of 12-1 MMA and 6-1 UFC, has been mum about her thoughts and feelings about her unexpected loss against pro-boxing champion, Holly Holm, during the second round of UFC 193 last November. Holm, who has a perfect record of 10-0 MMA and 3-0 UFC, gave Rousey a powerful head kick during the second round of the bout, which ultimately ended the fight.

The former champion, who hid after the loss, just recently gave a very detailed interview with “ESPN The Magazine” where she shared all of her thoughts about the very first loss since she joined the MMA industry.

RouseyRousey is obviously still shocked and full of grief because of the defeat, but she it looks like she’s doing her very best to get back on her feet and go back to her normal life. Just recently, TMZ caught up with Rousey while she was on her way to the Marine Corps Birthday Ball, which she has promised to attend even before UFC 193. When asked about her thoughts on a possible rematch, Rousey didn’t hesitate for a moment to say that she also wants a rematch to get her belt back.

“It’s what I want. It’s up to the UFC, and it’s up to her camp. So, we’ll see what happens,” Rousey said.

Even prior to losing to the new women’s MMA bantamweight champion, Rousey was already scheduled to fight for UFC 200, which will take place in July next year. Although she admitted that it may take a while for her to recover from the injuries she acquired during the fight, it looks like UFC 200 would still include Rousey in the roster.

After the loss, there were some speculations that Rousey would probably need to fight another MMA opponent before she faces Holly Holm so she can regain her confidence back. Holm, on the other hand, revealed that she is very much willing to face Miesha Tate in the interim. Miesha Tate lost to Rousey twice and was supposed to go against the former champ for the third time, but her title shot was given to Holm instead. As for giving Rousey an immediate shot at redemption, Dana White simply said that it would be unwise to do anything else aside from this.

As the only woman MMA fighter responsible for bringing women’s fighting in the promotion, Rousey definitely has earned the privilege of deciding if she wants a rematch or not. The former women’s MMA bantamweight champ made it clear that she does want a rematch, but it still depends on the promotion as to when they would set the fight. Just like any bout the Rousey was able to participate in, this rematch with Holm is expected to be one of the most awaited fights in MMA history.
“I need to come back. I need to beat this chick. Who knows if I’m going to pop my teeth out or break my jaw or rip my lip open again? I have to (expletive) do it. It doesn’t matter. I have to do it,” Rousey added.

Dec 07

Thiago Santos says Elias Theodorou will not be able to ‘handle the pain’

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Thiago Santos is looking forward to Elias Theodorou’s downfall this coming UFC Fight Night 80.

Winning over middleweight prospect Steve Bosse at UFC Fight Night 70 last June by an impressive 29-second knockout, Santos is now facing another promising MMA fighter this Thursday night in Nevada. He revealed, however, that he just thinks Theodorou is just some stepping stone for him on his way to the top.

“You get more motivated when you’re coming off wins, but I have a goal. I didn’t enter the UFC to be just another one. I have a goal in my life. I’m motivated to get past every obstacle they put in front of me, and Elias Theodorou is another obstacle I have to walk over. I’m ready, and I will get past Elias,” Santos revealed during a recent interview with MMAjunkie.

Theodorou, on the other hand, was able to win two out of his three MMA fights by knockout. He stopped both Roger Narvaez and Sheldon Westcott with strikes. Santos, however, isn’t impressed by “The Spartan’s” achievements at all.

Thiago Santos“I don’t know if he’s tougher than my previous opponents, but he’s different. His style is more focused on holding the opponent and using his wrestling, to dominate and not let his opponent fight. He’s the first real wrestler I’m facing. Elias has some striking, I believe he went to Thailand in the past, but his strongest weapon is wrestling. It’s going to be a test for me, and it’s a good opportunity for me to show my wrestling if I need to. He’s similar to Ronny Markes, Ronny tends to use more of his jiu-jitsu instead of pure wrestling. Elias has better takedowns and control of the fight,” Santos said.

Aiming for one more “performance of the night” bonus, Santos says he will definitely make a mark on Theodorou’s record in Nevada.

“It’s hard to say how the fight will go, but I will try to finish the fight like I always do. I’m a striker and that’s what I like to do. I like to brawl, so we’ll see who will be able to impose his game. I will always try to finish the fight, and it won’t be different this time. I want to stop him in the first round, but I’m ready for three. I see myself knocking Elias Theodorou out. No other way. He won’t handle the pain. I will beat him up bad, I will stop him,” he added.

Just like any fighter who has an unblemished record, Santos is hoping he can end the year with a perfect 3-0 MMA record. Aside from this, he admitted that he wants to bring his family to the United States if things will go as planned.

“We’re working on that. It’s not that simple, but I want to bring them here. Living here is good for me, life would be better for me and my family. My son is 11, and being able to study here and learn a new language is great for him to have a better future. I have this idea, but we’ll get there slowly. Who knows, maybe in one or two years we’ll move. I miss being close to my family and friends when I’m here in the United States. We make new friends here, of course, but I miss them. After this win, I will bring my wife and son here to have some fun, and then return to Brazil,” he said.

Dec 04

Rose Namajunas on Paige VanZant: “She’s got to be very careful.”

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Paige VanZant has been a mystery for every woman MMA fighter in the UFC.

The blonde strawweight has managed to win every single fight since she joined the industry back in October 2014. VanZant has either dominated or even finished all three bouts that she faced, which naturally drew huge attention. Some even said that the hype she has been receiving is as huge as the what the division champion, Joanna Jedrzejczyk, is getting. However, VanZant’s contender, Rose Namajunas, says she’s been able to see past the hype and acclamations that VanZant’s been getting because she been in the same position in before. With that, the only thing that she sees are the holes VanZant has in terms of strategy and skill.

In a recent interview last Tuesday, Namajunas said that VanZant has to be very careful because hasn’t nailed a perfect fighting strategy yet.

“She makes a lot of mistakes in her fight, and just girls haven’t been able to capitalize on it yet. I mean, she has such heart and tenacity that she’s able to kind of make up for it in a sense, and she also uses her mistakes to her advantage because some people overly jump on things, or try and jump on her back and try to choke her out too fast, and she gets back on top. She likes those scrambles. But for me, I’m really good in the scrambles. It takes me less than a second to see something and grab onto it, so she’s got to be very careful,” Namajunas said.

NamajunasNamajunas has spoken those words like it was written in the stars probably because she has been in the same spot last year: a newbie who is getting an all-out support from the promotion. In her case, Namajunas was on her way to be the next star of the MMA division following her impressive participation on The Ultimate Fighter 20. Unfortunately, she faced a devastating loss to opponent Carla Esparza in a title that would’ve put her led her to stardom.

As expected, the days after her loss were one of the lowest points in her career. However, Namajunas admitted that even though she had to face such heartache, this unfortunate event forced her to become stronger and be the mature fighter that she is today. When asked if she go back and reverse the situation, Namajunas said that she wouldn’t change anything. Aside from this, she revealed that she doesn’t allow herself to get trapped in the ‘what ifs’ that can greatly affect the mindset of a fighter. This new mindset probably manifested greatly on her decision to cut off her beautiful hair.

Namajunas and ex-UFC heavyweight Pat Barry, which also happens to be Namajunas’ fiance, actually find it amusing that her choice cut off her hair became a big story leading up to the fight against VanZant. However, Namajunas clarified that cutting off her hair has more significance than getting a simple haircut.

“I could probably write a book on it. But (it’s) just years and years of playing in sports, not just fighting, and always being a tomboy growing up and not really wanting to have to do my hair. I don’t even know how to do it. I don’t know, I’ve just got to put a whole bunch of product in and just, I want to just be able to wake up in the morning and feel pretty. Not have to do a whole bunch of crap. It’s definitely just like shedding the past,” Namajunas said.

She also said that the one thing that sets her apart from other fighters is her ever-revolving MMA style.

“I wake up every morning trying to be a new, better person and version of myself. I never try and be the same thing. So that’s what’s going to be hard for girls to keep up with me, because I’m always ever-evolving my style. I’m always trying to improve and you can’t ever expect anything from me. You can always just expect me to be dangerous,” she added.

Dec 02

Benson Henderson on post-fight cryptic message: “It was for Georges St-Pierre.”

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“Was it impressive enough to warrant facing off with you?” This was what Benson Henderson said during the post-fight interview when he won over Jorge Masvidal. However, he didn’t exactly say to whom the message was for.

During a recent interview with Ariel Helwani in The MMA Hour, however, the former UFC lightweight MMA champ clarified the issue. Henderson had no idea that it became a big issue. The MMA fighter he was referring to was none other than Georges St-Pierre.

“I heard there were rumors about Georges St-Pierre coming back and how the guy he faces off against, how they have to have impressive performances. I was trying to have an impressive enough performance to warrant facing off against Georges St-Pierre,” Henderson said.

HendersonThere were some speculations that St-Pierre would be coming back to fight in the MMA. The former UFC welterweight champ, who is also considered one of the most renowned pound-for-pound best fighter in the MMA, revealed that he is indeed considering to come back to fighting, however, he would need to enter training camp for six weeks just to make sure that he really wants to fight in the promotion.

Henderson, who is now at 32 years old, has always aspired to be in a bout with St-Pierre. The two MMA fighters even held the belts in the same division one time. “Smooth” is even aware that when you talk St-Pierre, you mean to say one of the greatest fighters in MMA history. That is the type of challenge he is after.

“I have always wanted to prove myself as the best fighter on the planet. No ifs, ands or buts about it. I know I have a long ways to go. I know I have to work my butt off. I know I have a ways to go. But I want to prove, to back that up so to speak, [it] by squaring up with perhaps the greatest welterweight in UFC history, Georges St-Pierre,” Henderson said.

Henderson has to deal with certain situations one at time though. First off, he has to know the ropes of being an MMA free agent. Apparently, his exclusive contract with the UFC expired after winning over Masvidal last November 28th. Now free to explore other options, Henderson admitted that he is planning to consider other offers from other promotion organizations. However, the UFC currently has an exclusive negotiating window period, so they have a chance to match offers given to him for a certain period of time.

In a perfect world, Henderson admitted that he would really like to go back to the UFC. However, for the sake of his children and his grandchildren, Henderson would need to make sure that their future is secure.

As for his own future, Henderson would like to be at the welterweight division, where he was able to win his last two fights. However, if another good offer comes up the table, he’ll definitely go where the greener pasture is.

“I’d go 155, no problem. I can go 170 short notice. I can make 170 tomorrow if you needed me to. I would beat the heck out of whoever it is you want me to beat up,” Henderson said.

Nov 30

Michael McDonald fears that he might need more surgeries before he can comeback to fighting

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Earlier this month, Michael McDonald was supposed to come back after two years of injury but it almost didn’t happen.

McDonald, who now has a record of 16-3 MMA and 5-2 UFC, was supposed to go against masanori Kanehara, who’s holding a record 25-12-5 MMA and 1-1 UFC. But McDonald didn’t seal the deal just yet. He admitted that he’s a bit worried if it’s time for him come back to the octagon or if needs more time to heal. McDonald had to constantly deal with the injuries he sustained on his right hand and left shoulder.

The 24-year old MMA fighter once became the youngest fighter in the UFC lineup. He actually became famous when was tagged as the youngest upstart with great talent and huge potential. Just like any fighter, he later on found out what he had to do in order to last in the industry.

In a recent interview with MMAjunkie, McDonald revealed what he found out after he had a time off in the octagon.

“Now it makes perfect sense to me that the only purpose for breaking down your body is to build it back up. You need to put equal time into that,” he said.

McDonaldIn the past, McDonald admitted that he didn’t spend a lot of time to give his body time to heal. He admitted he didn’t think it giving his body a break and recover is equally important to preparing for an upcoming fight. Instead, he poured his time on full time training, checking the type of grind, and doing repetitive work which later on takes a toll on an athlete’s body.

“As hard as I could punch with these $15 Title gloves, no hand wraps, stuff like that. I would just be blasting these pads. My hands never hurt, so it was never a big deal,” he said.

Unfortunately, the work that he put on his hands took a toll and required him to undergo surgeries for his hand and wrist. When he got them checked, the doctors said that his he might have sustained a tendon injury because of all the punching.

Now that he had a chance to come back to fighting, McDonald decided it was time for him to give his body the rest and healing process that he needs. At such a young age in the MMA industry, he realized that the body can take only so much punching and abuse.

Aside from sitting on the sidelines for now, McDonald also realized some things about his career in the UFC.

“The more you go into it, the more you’re like, man, this is isn’t exactly what I thought it was going to be. This isn’t like I thought my life would be as a professional athlete. It would be the same as if you’re a salesman and you wake up one day and you’re like, man, a lot of my day is just coaching people into giving me money. That’s kind of weird. Am I sure I want to be doing this for the rest of my life?” he said.

McDonald admitted that he doesn’t mind all the time lost when he had to take a break. He’s not in a hurry with anything because he’s actually ahead of the game.

“Most people don’t even get signed until they’re older than I am, so I’m not in a hurry. That’s how I hurt myself,” he said.

Nov 27

Kimbo Slice determined to make Harris pay for stealing his image

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Kevin Ferguson, better known as “Kimbo Slice”, is well aware that he cannot bring his rage when he steps inside the octagon this coming February 19th. He is going up against opponent Dhafir “DaDa 5000” Harris this coming Bellator 149 as the main card event of the night. The event will be held at Toyota Center in Houston.

It is definitely proven that the worst mistake an MMA fighter can do when he steps inside the cage is bring excess emotion while fighting. Although some fighters have made this anger work for them, but most of the time, this excess emotion just results into carelessness and unexpected defeats. Slice admitted that he wants to stay away from this trap as much as possible, especially when going up against Harris. He said that he cannot forgive himself if he loses to Harris because of this.

“I have to come back to my senses and realize, ‘Kimbo, you’re a professional now, so save it for the cage,’. Every fighter is a punch away from victory. You have to take every fight in a respectful manner. I don’t want to be so anxious that I make mistakes and I go in there and I get knocked the f-ck out. I have to be smart and make sure all my t’s are crossed and all my i’s are dotted. You’ve got to have a game plan. There’s a game plan to have sex. You have to have a game plan before you take your girl out,” Slice said.

Slice has fought more experienced MMA fighters in the past, but this time around, Harris is simply the opposite; “DaDa 5000” has way less pro experience than Slice.

Kimbo said that his former MMA experiences won’t have any bearing during the event. He said that he is going to make sure that Harris will regret copying his image and make him pay for those decisions he made in the most violent fashion imaginable.

“For this piece of sh-t, I’ve got a level of respect that I’m going to knock his ass out; I’m coming in with the intentions that I’m going to make this motherf-cker respect me. He’s going to respect who I am. He’s going to respect the nature of who I am and the work that I’ve put in. For you to make a mockery and try to copy and steal my image and run with it then you talk sh-t about me and try to be like me? That in itself is something I’m fighting for. I’m fighting for my f-cking respect right now. This isn’t a title fight. This is for my f-cking respect,” Slice said.

Nov 25

UFC Welterweight Cathal Pendred is retiring in MMA due to lack of passion

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After six years in the MMA industry, “Ultimate Fighter 19” and UFC welterweight veteran Cathal Pendred has finally announced that it’s time for him to hang his gloves.

Pendred posted his feelings on his Twitter account, saying that he had a change of heart in the sport and this was the reason why he decided to finally take a step back and retire from the life of an active fighter while still remaining in the sport.

“I have other interests that I want to pursue. The time is right to close one door and open another,” he said.

Just a few days ago, Cathal was chosen as one of the latest franchisees of Chopped, an Irish salad bar.

In a recent interview, he said that the health food industry is quite promising.

“People are more knowledgeable about health and nutrition than they ever have been. I do think the health food industry is growing, and that’s where the future is,” Pendred said.

As of the moment, Pendred’s reps were not yet available for any comments.

Cathal Pendred, now at 28 years old, decided to retire with an overall MMA record of 17-4-1 while going 4-2 in the UFC. Back in Ireland, Pendred was actually a crowd favorite. Unfortunately, he will be leaving the sport with an uneven legacy. Fans often tag Pendred as a fighter with a clinch-heavy style. Even though he had quite a controversial style, Pendred was able to win a couple of controversial decisions in his career.

The UFC veteran had a couple of appearances recently, but unfortunately, those didn’t end well. He went against John Howard last UFC 189 but he lost to a split-decision. This month, he faced rising prospect Tom Breese during the UFC Fight Night 76, but the MMA veteran was knocked out during the first round.

During his career, Pendred had the chance to be a member of the famous SBG Ireland team, the same team that works with the UFC’s current interim featherweight champion, Conor McGregor. Pendred was able to mark his spot on the map when he became known in Cage Warriors, a U.K.-based company, before getting a spot on “The Ultimate Fighter 19”. He was able to last until quarterfinal night, before getting eliminated by Eddie Gordon, who later on became the winner.

Here is Pendred’s complete statement he posted on his Twitter:

“I am a passionate person and I always give 100% to what I do. I have been passionate about MMA for a long time and my focus on the sport has been my driving force for the last 9 years.

I now find that my passion is no longer what it was and I feel that it is time for me to move on. I have other interests that I want to pursue. The time is right to close one door and open another. My love of MMA remains with me. I intend to maintain my involvement with the sport, but I no longer wish to compete.

I have developed as a person because of mixed martial arts, as I learned to cope with the discipline and demands of the sport. MMA has made me a stronger person. This strength will carry through into other areas of my life as I move on to pursue new goals.”

Nov 23

MMA UFC 193 stars of the night

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In-cage performances are definitely the ones that speak most to MMA fans even though the pre-fight hype is the enjoyable part of the sport. For most of the fighters, this is the time where they showcase their skills for everyone to see, and this chance comes only a couple of times a year.

All 26 fighters had the chance to show their skills inside the octagon during UFC 193 held at the Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia. Now that UFC 193 has ended, here are the “Three Stars” of the event as announced in MMAjunkie’s ceremony.

Third Star: Joanna Jedrzejczyk

Women’s MMA strawweight title holder Joanna Jedrzejczyk, who now has a record of 11-0 MMA and 5-0 UFC, has won again for the second time against contender Valerie Letourneau. However, the reigning strawweight champ didn’t deliver an amazing performance like everybody expected since this is probably the highlight of her career.

Mark HuntJedrzejczyk displayed amazing techniques and striking moves during the entire five rounds of the bout. Her contender, Valerie Letourneau, who has now a record of 8-4 MMA and 3-1 UFC, received a total of 220 significant hits which resulted to a loss by unanimous decision.

It wasn’t all downhill for Letourneau though. The women’s MMA contender managed to throw a couple of strong hits to the champ during the early rounds. Unfortunately, Jedrzejczyk managed to get her groove and shot back hit after hit. A total of 70 leg kicks landed on Letourneau and this is actually a record breaker; the leg kicks had set a new single-fight record in the promotion.

Even though Jedrzejczyk wasn’t able to wow the fans on one of the biggest PPV events this year, the skills she showed during the entire fight was enough to prove to everybody that she is definitely a tough cookie to beat at the 115-pound division.

Second Star: Mark Hunt
Even at 41, Mark Hunt (11-10-1 MMA, 6-4-1 UFC) still has the power to put any heavyweight to sleep, and he showed it in his rematch with Antonio Silva (19-8-1 MMA, 3-5-1 UFC).

Mark Hunt, now with a record of 11-10-1 MMA and 6-4-1 UFC, has proven that age has very little bearing in order to win fights inside the octagon. At age 41, Hunt has managed to destroy Antonio Silva during this rematch. The MMA heavyweight fighter now has a record of 19-8-1 MMA and 3-5-1 UFC.

First Star: Holly Holm

Of course, who would possibly forget the victory the Holly Holm achieved that night. Holm, now with a flawless record of 10-0 MMA and 3-0 UFC, has surprised practically the whole world with finally defeating the 3-year bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey, with her perfectly executed game plan.

While everybody was rooting for Rousey to win the much-awaited fight in seconds, just like in her previous bouts, pro-boxing champ Holly Holm has managed to outskill and outwit the former bantamweight champ. Rousey, now with a new record of 12-1 MMA and 6-1 UFC, came crashing down to the mat when she received a massive head kick during the second which ultimately ended the epic fight.

Nov 20

Chris Weidman admits he cannot imagine losing to Luke Rockhold

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The American mixed martial arts fighter knows that he will face the middleweight fighter, Luke Rockhold. Weidman just did not expect to wait that long. The match will happen on December 12 being the co-main event of UFC 194.

Now that the date is set for the match, Weidman has this to say:

“I’m excited to go out there and just really run through Luke. I just really cannot imagine myself losing to him. I know he’ll talk the same way, but I think he’s just kind of faking it. I don’t think he really believes he can beat me, but he knows what to say. These guys know in the weight (class), I think they’re starting to get it. And he’s one of the guys who knows. I think he’s a little insecure about himself, and I feel like that’s why he has to pump his chest up all the time and go a little overboard. I think he’s just insecure and I think he knows what’s coming. I think he’d much rather be fighting anyone else besides me.”

Rockhold seems to be unstoppable. His fight against Lyoto Machida marked as his four-fight win streak. Weidman’s dominance above the middleweight division of the UFC has been determined after he dethroned Anderson Silva in 2013.

This MMA match seems to be fascinating to the fans as both have proven to be deserving of the title.

Chris Weidman“We came up, we were both prospects together around the same time. I was usually No. 1, he was always kind of No. 2 or No. 3 coming up. And I know he’s had his eye on me. This is not a fight that I can allow to go the distance with the judges. I have such a great opportunity here to run through him and truly make, I think, more of a final statement in this division. He’s beaten a good part of the division. I’ve beaten a good part of the division. I think after this fight, the question marks are gone. And I think it’s going to be a huge part of my career, a huge part of my legacy, this fight. I know that, and I just have to run through him. Absolutely run through him.”

This is what Weidman thought of his opponent, Rockhold.

For Weidman’s UFC contract, he gets pay-per-view points, so he is sure that he will get “good” money once the final results are in. The MMA fighter is also focused on defeating Rockhold, so he has this to say:

“The good thing is that [Rockhold] has no idea what I’m bringing to the table for this fight. I could just stand and try to knock him out. I could take him down and submit him. He has no idea what I’m going to bring, and that excites me. And I really could go either direction. I feel like if I wanted to, I could stand and knock him out. And I feel like if I wanted to, I could take him down and submit him. So I just feel like I have such a great opportunity no matter where this fight goes.

“It’s just a really exciting fight, and he’s a talented kid, so it’s going to look good. I’m going to look good doing it. Sometimes you fight sloppy guys and it doesn’t look as good. But this kid, he’s athletic, he’s good looking, he’s got a great body, and it’s going to be fun beating him up.”

Nov 18

Joe Rogan say Rousey doesn’t need to go up in weight

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Ronda Rousey is the best women’s mixed martial arts fighter in her 135-pound division, if not in the whole world, today.

This has been achieved by Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino, who is also shining on her side of the division at 145 pounds. With Rousey defeating Bethe Correia in just a matter of seconds into the first round at UFC 190, the big buzz right now is if Rousey and Cyborg will finally meet eye to eye to make the epic fight happen.

In a recent interview, UFC analyst Joe Rogan discussed some points with co-hosts Bryan Callen, Brendan Schaub, and Eddie Bravo regarding the much-awaited MMA fight between Rousey and Correia. Rogan pointed out some interesting topics about the fight, including Cyborg’s past issue regarding steroid use violation.

Ronda Rousey“Let’s look at this rationally. Let’s say we know for sure, because we don’t know anything for sure, but let’s say for sure Ronda is not juicing. Let’s say we also know for sure that Cyborg might be on something. That she might be on something to make 145 [pounds]. Then, are you OK with it? Are you OK with it if they both fight at 145 and one person is naturally bigger and might be on something?,” Rogan explained.

Rogan also mentioned the possible double standard when dealing with steriod use issues and getting TRT for women as opposed to men getting reprimanded for the same thing.

“This is my question: Do you have a different opinion about this with women than you do with men?. Here’s a perfect example. Chris Weidman, a dominant champ just like Ronda, if he was going to fight Vitor Belfort and we knew that Vitor might be on TRT, I still wouldn’t have a problem with it. Idon’t think Weidman would have a problem with it, either. I think Weidman would be like, ‘I’m still going to f**k this guy up.’ That’s the point, it’s a different fight. Vitor off the s**t or on the s**t. That’s the question. If [Cyborg’s] capable of doing something that’s not natural to stay at 145 or get up higher than 145 into the 170’s, then how do you feel about the fight? Then it becomes a different fight. What if Ronda loses and then Cyborg tests positive?” Rogan said.

As for which division the two MMA fighters would hold their bout, Rogan says that he believes Cyborg is the one who should go down to 135 pounds, and not the other way around.

“This idea that Ronda has to move up? She doesn’t. Why does she have to do anything? She’s the champ. This is not a matter of [Cyborg] not being able to [make 135 pounds], it’s a matter of her not taking any of the steps to attempt to do it. If you really want to do it you hire Mike Dolce and you put up a video of you making that weight. ‘Hey I’m weighing in. 135. See, I can do it. Ronda, let’s do this bitch. I want my title.’,” the UFC analyst said.

George Lockhart is currently Cyborg’s new nutritionist and he is confident that Cyborg will be definitely be able to make the 135-pound weight by December.

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