'Cyborg' willing to fight Ronda Rousey at 135 pounds

By The Sports Xchange

Cris "Cyborg" Justino may be willing to cut her weight for a fight against Ronda Rousey.

According to, discussions have taken place involving a fight between Rousey and Justino on Dec. 5 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.


Justino's manager, George Prajin, told ESPN on Saturday he has had "multiple conversations" with UFC officials regarding the potential bout.

A potential fight between Rousey (12-0) and Justino (14-1) has been discussed for years. Justino is the current Invicta FC featherweight champion and former Strikeforce champion. Rousey is the current UFC bantamweight champion. Rousey started her career at featherweight, but dropped to the 135-pound division in March 2012.

Prajin confirmed that Justino is confident she can make 135 pounds by December.

"I don't negotiate in the media, nor do I disclose negotiations to the press," Prajin told ESPN. "What I can say, and the only reason I say this is because of what is going on between Tito and Dana -- I can confirm that I had multiple conversations with the UFC in the last week regarding Cris and a potential fight (against Rousey) in December.


"I can also confirm the end result of those conversations is that Cris is agreeable to fighting Ronda on Dec. 5 at Cowboys Stadium (at 135 pounds)."

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