Ronda Rousey is getting it from all sides lately.
Not long before Julianna Pena blasted the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight champion for being "ignorant" with her comments toward Arianny Celeste (see them here), Laila Ali adamantly declared that no woman -- Rousey included -- would be a able to beat her (video).
That prompted "Rowdy" to fire back at the undefeated (24-0) boxing champion, saying that despite how much Ali outweighs her, the smaller Judoka will be around if she wants to back up her words.
Because at the end of the day, size doesn't matter.
Of course, it didn't take long for Cris Cyborg to catch wind of those comments. And needless to say, she wasn't happy, taking to Twitter to call Rousey out yet again.
Honda say she ll fight Ali and she is 40lb heawy but won't fight m with a 5lb difference @rondarousey is AFRAID of me pic.twitter.com/WbpKN3Mngg— Cris Cyborg (@criscyborg) March 12, 2015
The weight discrepancy has always been the major factor as the reason a fight between Cyborg -- the former Strikeforce featherweight champion -- and Rousey has never been made. Despite the fact that the Brazilian even offered up a catchweight fight of 140 pounds, Rousey has stood firm in her stance that she will only fight her at 135 pounds.
Because, according to the UFC champ, she is not about to make exceptions for someone who gained her mass with the help of banned substances.
It's a principle, not a size, thing.