The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 18 has been a big hit with mixed martial arts (MMA) fans since it debuted earlier this month on FOX Sports 1. While the
drama formula hasn't changed much over the years, the addition of female fighters has created buzz in the combat sports community.
Particularly among other female fighters.
That includes Invicta FC Featherweight Champion Cristiane Justino, who has been tuning in every Wednesday night (or perhaps reading my recap here) to see a "focused" Miesha Tate coaching against the "mentally sick" UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion, Ronda Rousey.
"Cyborg" dishes to MMA Fighting:
"Ronda is a little mentally sick. Miesha is more focused. I don't know if that's because Ronda is younger, more competitive. The mental aspect can affect her, but what makes you win inside the Octagon is training. The better prepared fighter will win. Everybody knows what Ronda does and I believe Miesha will come more prepared this time. Unfortunately, everybody knows what she'll do and still let her do it. I'm watching the TUF season, and I believe Miesha has more weapons to defeat Ronda. But I don't really care who wins this fight, though."
She probably doesn't care because she won't have the opportunity to fight the winner of "Rousey vs. Tate 2," which goes down in the UFC 168 co-main event on Dec. 28, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
That's because "Cyborg" passed on this offer following her public war of words with Rousey dating back to last year, as fans debated over who is the best female fighter on the planet. Would the hard-hitting Brazilian sleep the former Olympian? Or would "Rowdy" add Justino's arm to her long list of submission victims?
Until this roadblock is removed, we will never find out.