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Ronda Rousey: ‘I Can Beat Anyone on the Planet’

The Rowdy One hosts a Reddit AMA, rips Cris Cyborg and proclaims she’d beat Floyd Mayweather in a no-rules brawl

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Ronda Rousey works out at Glendale Fighting Club in Glendale, California July 15th, 2015.

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Cris Cyborg can threaten Ronda Rousey with as many lawsuits as she wants. It sure as hell won’t stop the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion from speaking her mind.

And on Monday night, Rousey did just that, hosting an AMA on Reddit. As always, Rowdy had plenty to say, fielding questions on a wide range of topics, from her ability to crush 60 chicken wings in one sitting and the philosophy behind ending fights in the blink of an eye to her idea of a perfect date and her favorite Mortal Kombat character. But we all knew it was only a matter of time until she was asked about her best bud, Cyborg, and she didn’t exactly hold back.

Rousey “knows for a fact” that Cyborg can cut her weight to 135 pounds – supposedly the only factor preventing their fight from happening – and believes the Brazilian is holding out for more money before she gets an ass-whooping and rides off into the sunset. This is two days after Cyborg took another shot at Rousey on Instagram, by the way. It’s almost like the two have some pent-up anger or something.

“She’s just waiting to be offered enough money to get her ass kicked,” Rousey said. “The delay is all about money, not her weight. She made 145 pumped full of steroids. She can healthily make 135 without them. Her shows that she headlines lose thousands of dollars, and the majority of the tickets are given away because no one will buy them. She needs me. So pretty much we’re waiting for her to realize that she needs to fight me before I retire or she’ll never have enough money to retire.”

Rousey also touched on her seemingly endless feud with Floyd Mayweather during the AMA. While she says he’d handle business in a hypothetical boxing match between the two, she believes nobody in this world stands a chance against her in a no-rules fight – Floyd included:

“Floyd is one of the best boxers of all time. He would definitely beat me in a boxing match,” Rousey said. “I unfortunately don’t get into ‘matches.’ I fight for a living. In a no-rules fight, I believe I can beat anyone on the planet…that’s my honest answer.”

Anyone, that is, except for the “gnarly giant dude from 300.” And, yeah, we can understand that one.

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