Dana White says Ronda Rousey vs Cyborg would do 2.5 million buys, Cyborg on Rousey's steroid remark
UFC President Dana White talked about Ronda Rousey's impressive performance at UFC 190 on the post-fight show. White was all praise for Rousey's 34-second dismantling of Bethe Correia, and called her "the most badass woman anyone has ever seen."
"You don't see women knock women out like that," White said. "She knocked her out. She's an absolute beast. She just keeps getting better. Tonight's fight is trending bigger than UFC 189."
White also said that a dream matchup between Rousey and Cris Cyborg would break all of their records for pay-per-view... should Cyborg ever make 135 pounds.
"The day she [Cyborg] makes the weight, that fight is on," White said. "That fight will go nuts. I'm changing my mind, we'll do 2.5 million buys for that one."
Rousey was asked about fighting Cyborg at the evening's post-fight press conference, and once again said that she was open to it should Cyborg get down to 135 pounds.
"I'm prepared to deal with anything, that's why I'm the champ," Rousey said. "I fight in the UFC 135-pound division. She can fight at 145 pumped full of steroids, then she can make weight just like everybody else without them."
Cyborg responded on Instagram with the video below, writing:
"Good fight for Honda. My next fight is 140lbs, Then I hope we get a chance to give fans the most violent fight WMMA in the history of MMA!"
Cyborg - who tested positive for steroids in 2012 - also responded to Rousey's drug accusations, writing on Twitter:
"I pass the same exams @rondarousey takes to prove she's clean for the same company #zuffa. #drugfree @ufc ... #6monthsolympictesting next fight 140 then no excuse #zuffa #championVSChampion @RondaRousey"
Good fight for Honda. My next fight is 140lbs, then I hope we get a chance to give fans the most violent fight WMMA in the history of MMA! Boa luta para Honda! Minha próxima luta é 140lbs, então eu espero que nós tenhamos uma chance de dar aos fãs do WMMA uma luta mais violenta na história do MMA. ?? #criscyborg ???? #wmma #ufc @rondarousey @primetime360esm @seanshelby @danawhite #teamcyborg #ufc190 @invictafc
A video posted by CRISTIANE V JUSTINO ????? (@criscyborg) on Aug 1, 2015 at 11:13pm PDT