Now it’s no secret these women aren’t exactly bestest buddies, as Rousey has repeatedly accused “Cyborg” of being a longtime, PED abuser, while the Invicta FC champ has said “Rowdy” is ducking her.
For sometime, there was a ton of hype about the potential of a Rousey – Justino fight. But since Rousey was KO’d by Holly Holm in November, and is no longer the UFC champ, talk about her fighting “Cyborg” has died down considerably.
All this aside, recently Justino spoke to MMA Fighting.com, and she was asked about the streams of verbal shots Rousey endured, following her defeat. Here is some of what “Cyborg” had to say:
“It’s terrible,” said Cyborg. “When you’re there, every body is with you. I feel sorry about this. I know this, because before something happened in my career — the doping — and before everybody is with you [and then they’re not]. But I love my fans. Some fans kept with me and I’m sure she has that, too. It’s sad, but sometimes it’s good so you can see who’s with you. You can see who you really have to appreciate.”
“This is not nice,” Cyborg said. “Losing a fight, winning — it happens. But these people make fun. … I know it’s not nice. I know she hurts now and I know depression.”
Even if you were happy to see Rousey lose to Holm, it’s hard to argue that some folks didn’t go overboard with the insults and criticism afterwards. It’s also interesting to see Justino sympathize with Rousey, despite the baggage the two have.
“Cyborg”, meanwhile, will look to defend Invicta’s featherweight title versus Daria Ibragimova tonight in Costa Mesa, California. The card will be streamed on Fight Pass.