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Ronda Rousey: Cris Cyborg should be charged with attempted homicide for competing on drugs

Because stepping into the Octagon with PEDs in your system is like having a weapon, according to "Rowdy."

Esther Lin

Ronda Rousey is not a fan of performance-enhancing drugs (PED) -- or Cris Cyborg.

So when the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight champion is approached with the subject, you can bet she has plenty to say about the two things she dislikes most in the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA).

And during her guest appearance on The MMA Hour, "Rowdy" said that she has no problems taking Cyborg out, but she doesn't think the former Strikeforce featherweight champion deserves to be in UFC.

Furthermore, Rousey says that anyone who decides to walk into an MMA cage hopped up on PEDs could just as well be carrying a weapon into a sanctioned fight and Cris, for one, should be charged with attempted homicide for her past transgressions.

She explains:

"In my eyes, Bethe Correia is a real athlete and an honorable fighter, Cyborg is just a fraud and a cheat. If that fight (Cyborg) ever happens or not, if she ever has the courage to step up in front of me, I will be happy to give her the ass-whooping she deserved this whole time. But, honestly, I don't even think she deserves that much. If it happens or not, whatever. I'll do it, I'll beat her and Ill prove it to everybody. That girl, in my eyes should be charged with attempted negligence homicide. Coming into the cage on performance enhancing drugs is the equivalent of walking in with a weapon. It's not about who hits a ball farther or anything like that, the only reason we're allowed to do MMA is because we can now say that it is safe. But, if you keep putting PEDs in people, it is going to become less and less safe. And the day that somebody dies in that Octagon and the other person tests positive for steroids, you are going to have your first murder case involved in MMA. And that could destroy the sport forever. And one fucking headline, or whatever, that does extremely well, isn't worth it. I'm happy to put her out of her misery and put her out of this sport so no one ever will have to ever deal with her again, because it's something that needs to be done. Do I think that having a big pay-per-view (PPV) card is worth risking that kind of fate or the sport that I've worked so hard to develop? No, I don't think it's worth it. But if you put her in front of me, I will put her out. But do I think she deserves to be there? No."

Tell us how you really feel, Ronda.

A fight between the two talented fighters has long been one of the most-anticipated fight in all of MMA. But since Cyborg has been fighting at featherweight and often claimed that a drop down to bantamweight could be life-threatening, it never came to be.

Cyborg was on her way down to 135 pounds and was scheduled to make her debut in the weight class on Dec. 5 at Invicta 10. An injury, however, forced her out of the card and delayed her plans.

It also slowed down a potential crossover to UFC for Cyborg and an eventual showdown against Rousey. For now, "Rowdy" shifts all of her attention to Cat Zingano, who she will face in the co-main event of UFC 184, which goes down on Feb. 28, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

So ... who's prepared to make a citizen's arrest?

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