Ronda Rousey has heard enough from Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos and calls her days of dominance a thing of the past. She thinks Santos is now riding the end of her fame.
“I think that she’s just kind of making a lot of noise and trying to get attention because she’s kind of fading into being irrelevant,” said Rousey during the UFC 157 press conference. “She hasn’t a recorded win in what about two years? She needs to have people going on TV and making a big fuss so people will even remember her name.”
For years, Santos was considered the number one FMMA fighter and possessed the Strikeforce featherweight championship. She has not competed in over a year due to a suspension for failing a drug test because of steroids.
Rousey took off last year and currently has nine fights to her name, each ending in round one via armbar. She was promoted to UFC champion over the fall months.
Santos requested her release from the UFC after not wishing to drop to bantamweight. Her manager, Tito Ortiz, has a conference scheduled for Friday to discuss Santos’ future in the sport. The UFC has not confirmed a release.