Invicta FC’s Featherweight Champion Cris Cyborg has been paying close attention to this season’s The Ultimate Fighter. The idea of a fight between Cyborg and UFC Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey just seems to be picking up steam, and with Rousey’s rematch approaching with Miesha Tate at UFC 168, Cyborg is striking while the iron is hot and stoking the flames. In a recent interview, Cyborg spoke about her thoughts on the upcoming bout between Rousey and Tate, how she thinks Tate will come better prepared this time around, and how she is willing to do it at a catch-weight.
UFC 168: Weidman vs. Silva II is is scheduled for December 28, 2013 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. In the main event, UFC MIddleweight Champion Chris Weidman will put his belt on the line for the first time against former champion Anderson Silva.
Cyborg told MMAFighting:
“Ronda is a little mentally sick. Miesha is more focused. I don’t know if that’s because Ronda is younger, more competitive. The mental aspect can affect her, but what makes you win inside the Octagon is training. The better prepared fighter will win.”
“Everybody knows what Ronda does and I believe Miesha will come more prepared this time. Unfortunately, everybody knows what she’ll do and still let her do it. I’m watching the TUF season, and I believe Miesha has more weapons to defeat Ronda. But I don’t really care who wins this fight, though.”
“The only thing stopping this fight to happen now is the weight, but I don’t care about the belt. I want to this fight for the fans in a catchweight because she used to fight in my division and then dropped. I’d fight her (in the UFC) and then return to my home, Invicta.”
“If I keep knocking people out, nothing will hide what I’m doing. (Dana White) won’t stop me. Every MMA fan wants to watch to see me in the UFC. I’m happy at Invicta FC, and I want to represent Invicta FC in the UFC. The more I grow, they won’t be able to protect Ronda from me anymore.”
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