It doesn’t look like Strikeforce star Ronda Rousey has any intention of backing off her stance regarding the need for Cristiane Santos to drop down to 135 pounds to face her. Santos, who held promotional gold at 145 pounds, is currently serving a yearlong suspension after anabolic steroids were found in her system. She has recently said she is unable to make the bantamweight limit in a healthy manner.
However, Rousey isn’t buying it as she made clear during a recent stop by the set of ESPN’s SportsCenter.
“I really don’t think it’s unreasonable for me to expect that when she’s not doing steroids she would lose some weight. She really disgraced herself and her sport and her country by cheating all those years, and I really don’t think the best way to deal with it is to reward her with a title-shot with all the considerations that she wants,” said a to-the-point Rousey. “I think it’s her only option. I have plenty of other options so if she doesn’t want to do it then I’ll do something else.”
Rousey is currently basking in the glory of her sixth straight win by opening round Armbar, a 54-second finish of Sarah Kaufman earlier this month.
Check out the complete interview with Rousey below where she also talks about the controversy surrounding UFC 151 and the possibility of a career in Hollywood:
PHOTO CREDIT – ESPN