AXS TV’s Inside MMA Announces Cris Cyborg is Dropping To 135 Pounds To Fight Ronda Rousey

Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney Responds to UFC President Dana White

LOS ANGELES – Feb. 21, 2014 – AXS TV’S INSIDE MMA announced tonight that Cris Cyborg is dropping to 135 pounds to fight Ronda Rousey. An exclusive statement from Cyborg to INSIDE MMA said her team has hired a doctor to help her drop to 135 pounds and that she plans to win the Invicta Bantamweight Championship in the summer and challenge Rousey for her UFC Bantamweight belt in December.

Watch hosts Bas Rutten and Ron Kruck (filling in for Kenny Rice) break down the news here:

Check out the full statement from Cyborg released to INSIDE MMA here:

Also on INSIDE MMA, Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney responds to UFC President Dana White and talks about sponsor taxes in MMA:

Inside MMA is mixed martial arts’ longest running and only independent weekly television news show. Every Friday LIVE at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT, Kenny Rice and four-time world champion Bas Rutten interview MMA’s top names and break down highlights from the biggest fights while Ron Kruck provides on-site coverage from major events and in-depth reporting on the most interesting stories in the sport.

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