"Cyborg" wants you to know, she hears you.
Whatever pleasure it brings you to say 'she's like a man,' it doesn't bother the Brazilian powerhouse one bit. In fact, it only motivates her to train harder.
That's according to a recent conversation Justino had with Tatame.com, where she blasted her critics while answering the call of Ronda Rousey, who's been talking up a potential superfight against the Chute Boxe product when she returns from her drug suspension.
Those comments, after the jump.
"I want to fight, I’m motivated and training a lot. This year off hasn’t changed one bit. Talk good or bad things about me, I just want you to talk about me because that proves I still bother people. I wanna thank my fans. About the critics, you can go on because that only motivates me to get better and better. If you say ‘she’s like a man’ it’s because they can’t admit a woman can hit another woman like a man in the Octagon. I wanna thank Chute Boxe and all the people who are with me. I wanna fight and I’m prepared to fight anyone."
"Cyborg" is serving a year-long suspension that dates back to her 16-second knockout win over Hiroko Yamanaka back on Dec. 17, 2011, in San Diego, Calif., which was later ruled a "No Contest" because of the banned substance detected in her post-fight urinalysis.
Justino, unsuccessfully, requested to have the suspension, which also included a $2,500 fine, trimmed to just six months. The result was a bitter pill to swallow, but one that the Brazilian already seems to be trying to put in the rear-view mirror.
Anyone think we'll eventually see a Rousey vs. Justino superfight, which could potentially be the biggest female fight of all time?