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Miesha Tate one-ups Ronda Rousey? Cupcake 'not scared' to fight Cris Cyborg at catchweight

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Ronda Rousey is the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight titleholder and if reigning Invicta featherweight champion Cristiane Justino wants to fight her, then "Cyborg" will have to cut down to 135 pounds. And no, "Rowdy" is not willing to meet her halfway.

Not no way, not no how.

One fighter who did agree to pack on a few pounds to challenge the menacing Brazilian is longtime bantamweight contender Miesha Tate, who continues to be a thorn in the champion's side. While "Cupcake" prefers to do business at 135, she's not scared to fight Justino at a higher weight.

From her recent fan Q&A (watch the video here):

"That's my job. I have to fight anyone they put in front of me and obviously I'm not scared of anyone. So yes, I would (fight her at catchweight). But I heard Cyborg is signed to fight at 135, so I would prefer to fight her in my weight class. If they had a 125, I'd like to go down, but they don't, so it's 135 for me."

She'll first need to get past Jessica Eye.

Rousey agreed to move back up to featherweight for the right fight, like this one, but not for Justino, who recently signed with UFC to begin her protracted drop to the bantamweight division. And she better get the ball rolling, as "Cyborg" only has two years to make it happen. That said, I'm not opposed to Plan B.

Or in this case, Plan T.