UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey (pictured) is very witty when it comes to providing retorts to the media. Now we know where she gets it.
Rousey’s mother, Dr. AnnMaria De Mars, noticed a tweet Cris “Cyborg” Justino issued to her daughter Monday and couldn’t resist chiming in.
“Hey @RondaRousey let me know if you need Lorenzo’s phone number #championVSchampion,” Justino wrote.
“@criscyborg @MMARoasted @RondaRousey I’ll give you a number – 135,” De Mars responded.
Boom goes the dynamite!
Justino is alluding to calling UFC co-owner Lorenzo Feritta to lock down a superfight.
Of course, De Mars is referring to the weight class that Rousey currently dominates. The primary roadblock in arranging the much-talked about scrap between the two is if Justino, who is Invicta’s featherweight champion, can shed the 10 pounds the UFC is requiring in order to challenge Rousey for her bantamweight title.
Justino has never fought at 135 pounds, but has promised to give it a go before year’s end. If she’s able to successfully compete for Invicta at bantamweight, she will then transition to the UFC to face Rousey. The shootout will never happen in the UFC if Justino can’t make weight. So the ball’s in the Brazilian’s court.
Rousey, meanwhile, is MMA’s present flavor of the month after submitting Cat Zingano in merely 14 seconds this past Saturday at UFC 184. She is now expected to take a break from fighting to film “Mile 22.”