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Ronda Rousey Officially a UFC Champ, ‘Cyborg’ Needs to Drop to 135, Says Dana White

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Amidst all the UFC 154 talk and Anderson Silva vs. GSP superfight speculation, UFC President Dana White took some time to discuss the UFC’s newest superstar, Ronda Rousey. The good news is that White says Ronda is now officially the UFC’s first female world champion, at 135 pounds.

Just as when the UFC absorbed WEC fighters after dissolving the organization and champions from divisions that previously had not existed in the UFC  automatically became champs in their new homes, Ronda’s Strikeforce belt will be turned into a brand spanking new one. This is what happened with Dominick Cruz and Jose Aldo and now Rousey makes more history as the first ever female UFC champ.

The bad news, according to MMA Junkie that has the story from Montreal, is that right now White only has plans to have one female weight division – Ronda’s 135 pound one. Is anyone even thinking of poor, suspended and stripped former champion Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos?

The former Strikeforce 145 pound champ recently announced that her crack team of doctors said it would be utterly impossible for her to safely move down a weight class. Surely they considered the possibility of Santos cycling her steroid usage differently in order to become slightly less muscle-bound and, thus, lighter in coming up with their opinions.

In any case, White doesn’t seem to be buying Santos’ public stance that, A. she does want to fight Rousey and B. that there is no way she could safely drop ten pounds. White only has plans for a 135 pound female division and if ‘Cyborg’ wants in the UFC she’ll have to drop down to there.

“We’re bringing in the 135-pound division,” White said. “I’m trying this whole women’s thing out. Obviously, Ronda is the champ. I think Ronda has the potential to be a big star. She’s already getting media that we’ve never even gotten before, and she’s never even set foot in the UFC yet. That’s the division that we’re bringing in. We’re bringing in the 135-pound division.”

Uncle Dana also clearly thinks that the mean lady who took Gina Carano away from us is scared of Rousey, homie. “Our matchmakers have talked to their camp, and she doesn’t seem too excited to fight Ronda,” White said.

The scale of the opportunities for Rousey and whoever she fights could be huge, though, according to White. He said that the plan is for Rousey to headline a pay per view in her first UFC fight.

Also, he’s open to the idea of Rousey and another female fighter coaching (male) fighters on a season of The Ultimate Fighter. That’s cool, we guess, because of exposure for the two female fighter/coaches, but why not use TUF as a way of determining if the ranks of female fighters are truly as thin as White has always and still does maintain they are?

What with all the high quality female fighters in the U.S., Japan, Australia, Europe and elsewhere, such a scenario might make White’s argument that women fighters aren’t all that good or plentiful a little less convincing. Well, at least the (for now) one-woman female UFC division is a good start.

Who do you want to see Rousey fight first, nation? And are you in favor of ‘Cyborg’ cutting off a limb in order to make 135 and fight the rowdy one?

For your time, videos of some of our favorite female MMA fighters below.

Megumi Fujii:

Marloes Coenen:

Miesha Tate:

Ronda Rousey:


- Elias Cepeda

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dranokills- November 19, 2012 at 3:32 pm
you never answered my question...are you really 15? cause regardless of your ignorant babble you certainly sound 15.
Pen Fifteen- November 19, 2012 at 10:13 am
Are you Karma's mom? Sorry my sense of humor hasn't been keeping up with the very sophisticated tenor for which this site is known. I understand though how it must be frustrating to be the one person on a site full of witty people who can't come up with a better insult than "snot nose [sic] shit stain." But it's OK, it's not important that you're actually funny as long as you try your best.
dranokills- November 19, 2012 at 3:30 pm
wait, you think you have a sense of humor? "wow dude you are soooooo funny"...said NOBODY ever.
Alan K- November 19, 2012 at 7:49 am
Dominick wasn't just handed the belt. He fought Scott Jorgensen for it.
Kaboom82- November 19, 2012 at 7:25 am
I heard a rumor that DW was going to bring back Gina Carano and give her the womens 205 division.
holeeball- November 19, 2012 at 5:28 am
It's ok. I'll pass each and every card with women not named Cyborg on it.

Rousey can have my undivided attention when she's pulling guard on some 10 inch cock otherwise forgetaboutit.
stak- November 19, 2012 at 5:17 am
"but why not use TUF as a way of determining if the ranks of female fighters are truly as thin as White has always and still does maintain they are?"

TUF is already struggling for decent ratings. An all female cast would be the deathblow for the show. I don't even think it would make it through the full season before it was cancelled and yanked off the air because of horrifically bad ratings.
dranokills- November 18, 2012 at 10:12 pm
I think Dana is talking out his ass on this, or maybe hes cunt blind right now, but Cyborg would smash Ronda's titties into the ground, this is just stupid talk to fire Cyborg up and force her to lose weight to make a fight I know she can win. The Rousey fans are delusional.
dranokills- November 18, 2012 at 10:10 pm
pen fifteen, are you really 15? You say the dumbest fucking shit I ever heard. Why are you on Karma's jock? do you have a secret man crush or something. You just cannot discuss the subject at hand without interjecting some goofy juxtaposition between your favorite topic (Karma) and whomever or whatever the topic is. Grow up you little snot nose shit stain, you are goddamn annoying.
mma4ever- November 18, 2012 at 9:27 pm
Cyborgs cup is actually on the rear end because she likes to tuck it like the pet detective ....i heard she bends it like beckmen .
RwilsonR- November 18, 2012 at 8:49 pm
Yay... more shit I don't care about to water down UFC cards.
Fried Taco- November 18, 2012 at 8:16 pm
I think if Cyborg had her penis and balls removed, she would only need to drop another 5 lbs to make 135. Unless they are as big as mine, then she'll be way underweight.
Pen Fifteen- November 18, 2012 at 6:40 pm
Or shit, here's an even better idea: Karma v. Rousey for the UFC strap. I say we start a kickstarter fund right now so we can get Karma a sex change and a bus ticket to Uncle Dana's house to beg for a shot. Rousey v. Tranny Karma will be a guaranteed box office hit.
Pen Fifteen- November 18, 2012 at 6:36 pm
If they're not gonna have her fight Cyborg, they should just bring in like a high school kid to fight Rousey for the strap. I'd rather see that than watch her squash some random bull dyke like Amanda Lucas or a woman like Miesha Tate who, lets face it, 100% of us would rather watch do porn than cagefight. This is why women's sports suck. Anything women can do athletically, men can do better.
Mr_Misanthropy- November 18, 2012 at 6:53 pm
Except give birth!
cman- November 18, 2012 at 5:47 pm
A. I'm not on the rouser bandwagon. I think she more showed how weak the woman were rather than how good she is thus far.
B. we have no idea if cyborg is so scary clean. None of us ever believed she was clean, and no way clean she hold mass or power clean, no way.
C. This is all games, it's all about who has the advantage. Borg weakened and forced clean at 135, or rousey giving up 20+ on fight night.

Mostly if Borg juiced for the stiffs she was fed before, actually running into an actual talent what's she going to do?
5knuckleshuffle- November 18, 2012 at 4:12 pm
Didn't Ronda come into Strikeforce in the 145 lb class? I'd like to see Cyborg snap her in two and then T-bag her while staring at DW.
Mr_Misanthropy- November 18, 2012 at 3:45 pm
Ronda sure knows how to handle some balls.
IronClad- November 18, 2012 at 3:33 pm
Hahaha Cyborg is dodging lil ol Rousey? Give me a break. Cyborg just needs to get off the steroids, cut to 135 and she would eat Rousey alive. I could see Rousey going for an armbar just to get slammed rampage style by Cyborg. Goodnight.
dranokills- November 18, 2012 at 10:15 pm
been saying the exact same thing before. so I totally agree.
thebusiness- November 18, 2012 at 3:18 pm
Hah poor Cyborg, he's making it sound like she's ducking Ronda, which I highly doubt is the case. I've heard Cyborg say many times over in interviews that she wants to and would be excited to fight Ronda Rousey.
As for other possible match ups, Alexis Davis would be a good one. She held her own while striking against Kaufman, and she almost submitted Kyra Gracie at ADCC, and Kyra's been doing BJJ as long as (if not longer) than Ronda's been doing Judo.