Cris Cyborg isn’t happy about Ronda Rousey’s UFC comeback

"Her insecurities robbed the fans the greatest fight of all time."

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Ronda Rousey The UFC star and future... Image Matthew Stockman/Getty

Ronda Rousey’s eagerly-awaited comeback is officially on.

The ex-UFC champion will fight Amanda Nunes on December 30, marking the first time she’s stepped into the Octagon since being knocked out by Holly Holm more than 12 months ago.

Rousey lost her unbeaten record and bantamweight title at UFC 193 in a major upset, and many were expecting to see her face Holm in a rematch or take on the might of Cris “Cyborg” Justino.

However, UFC president Dana White has said that Las Vegas’s UFC 207 event is giving an opportunity for Rousey to regain her title before any Cyborg fight.

“I know that Cyborg wants that fight. Ronda wants that fight, too. Ronda’s plan right now is to come back and try to win her title back and if that happens, the Cyborg fight will definitely happen,” White told The Herd.

White admitted that he’d be keen to see Rousey fight Cyborg in the latter’s homeland of Brazil.

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“Ronda Rousey is a megastar. She’s not even a star. Every time we go to Brazil, all the Brazilians want is for the Brazilians to win. They boo everyone else, no matter what,” White said.

“When Ronda Rousey went down there, she was the biggest, Anderson Silva, any of these guys that were huge stars in Brazil, when we were down there, everyone was cheering for Ronda instead of the Brazilian fighter.”

Cyborg isn’t best pleased about Rousey’s MMA return. In a series of tweets after the announcement she contested White’s comments about Rousey’s popularity in South America and said she “could lose 100 fights in a row and I would still want to fight her”.

Rousey vs Nunes might be getting the headlines right now, but Cyborg sounds like she’ll be waiting patiently in the wings to strike.

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