Despite being listed on the UFC's Brazilian website, Cris Cyborg insists a bantamweight bout opposite division champion Ronda Rousey has not been agreed to for UFC 157 in Anaheim. Here's why.
Former Strikeforce female featherweight champion Cristiane Santos is willing to fight current bantamweight titleholder Ronda Rousey at the upcoming UFC 157 pay-per-view (PPV) event, which goes down on Feb. 23, 2013 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.
But only at 145 pounds.
If "Rowdy" Ronda refuses to budge, no worries, "Cyborg" will still take the fight, but she's going to need more time to cut the necessary weight, despite her physician's fears that it could hinder future plans to produce little borgs with some lucky lad.
Anything you've heard otherwise, according to her comments on Tatame.com, is "wrong information:"
"They are negotiating the fight, but there's nothing sure for this event. If it's at my weight, I fight. They said I have to drop weight, but I cannot at this time. We will negotiate, but I need some time. I'm organizing, but it is a lengthy process, it is a lot of weight. I'm willing to do that to fight with her, but not in two months. If it's at my weight, I'll fight in February. If it's 61kg, I need more time. This information is wrong. I believe that I won't know until late December."
That means someone jumped the gun on the UFC website, or Santos had a change of heart.
Either way, it doesn't look like a UFC 157 showdown is going to happen.
Despite competing as a featherweight in the past, Rousey is adamant that she won't budge from her newfound home at 135 pounds and until very recently, "Cyborg" was staying put as well. Perhaps UFC President Dana White made her an offer she couldn't refuse?
Stay tuned to MMAmania.com for more information on this developing story as it becomes available.