Cris “Cyborg” Justino has called out former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey following her second round win over Lina Länsberg at UFC Brasilia.
Cyborg ensured her successful start in the UFC continued with a vicious stoppage of Länsberg dropping the Swede with a powerful overhand right before taking her down and finishing her on the ground.
Justino is now 2-0 in the UFC since making her debut in May and after the fight the Brazilian featherweight wasted no time in calling out Rousey who has been linked with fighting the 31-year-old for several years now.
“I want Ronda to come back,” Justino said via RT. “I think she should show people even when you lose, it’s not the end of the world. You cannot give up.”
“Come back for your fans and let’s make the fight for all the fans, for women’s MMA.
“I think everybody wants this fight and it would be amazing.”
UFC President Dana White said that Cyborg would have a number of options within the promotion but stated that Rousey would probably look to fight for the title first before taking on the Invicta FC champ in a catchweight fight.
“When she does return, I’m sure Ronda is gonna want to fight for the title, probably defend it and then maybe fight Cyborg,” White said. “We’ll see how this thing plays out.”
“The dream fight for Cyborg is obviously the Ronda Rousey fight, but there’s other big names out there like Miesha Tate, Holly Holm and possibly — and I know Brazilians don’t like seeing Brazilians fight — but possibly Amanda Nunes.
“I think that Cyborg has made it clear that she can’t make 135 pounds. We do have a couple of really good girls at 135 that would like to fight Cyborg, that would like to move up and take that challenge.”
“Cyborg is a huge star in the sport of mixed martial arts and in women’s MMA. She mows people over very quickly and very violently.
“People are waiting to see her get challenged, and we’re trying to challenge her.”