Dana White Clears Up Recent Confusion Regarding Cristine Justino

Published on August 10th, 2015 8:04 pm EST

Earlier this week, Tito Ortiz, self-proclaimed "advisor" to Cristine "Cyborg" Justino, claimed that the UFC had offered his client a fight against Ronda Rousey at Cowboys Stadium in December. According to Ortiz, the two sides had had multiple conversations over the possible mega-fight.

UFC President Dana White, however, was quick to dispel those rumours. "Completely untrue", is what Dana White said this past weekend.

Ortiz and Justino took to Twitter to make fun of White and attempt to goad the UFC President into making the fight "for the fans". Dana White, however, did not take the bait.

Earlier today, White told UFC.com that not only had Justino NOT been offered the Rousey fight, but that the UFC wasn't even going to be holding a stadium show in Dallas in December. Instead, White said, Rousey will be fighting at the MGM in Las Vegas.

White went on to say that Justino and her camp were contacted recently in regards to Justino possibly taking a fight at 135 pounds. White has long said that Justino needs to make 135 pounds and win at least one fight at that weight before she gets offered the Rousey fight. A Rousey/Cyborg fight would be one of the biggest in UFC history and the UFC wants to make sure that Justino can safely make the weight before the fight takes place.


It appears as though the UFC is pushing ahead with the third Ronda Rousey/Miesha Tate fight.

Ronda Rousey has said that she is interested in taking time off to make movies after the Tate fight (likely in December), which would give Justino time to cut to 135 pounds and win at least one fight at that weight. If she successfully does that, Ronda Rousey's next fight after Miesha Tate will almost certainly be against "Cyborg". Barring any unforeseen circumstances, the Rousey/Cyborg fight looks to be more than a year away.

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