Don Frye has had enough of empowered diatribes from Ronda Rousey. The reigning UFC women's bantamweight champ has talked about fighting everybody from Kim Kardashian to Cain Velasquez. She even talked about beating up undefeated boxing world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr.
But when it comes to fighting Invicta women's featherweight champ Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino, the walls start to come up. Frye, who was recently a guest on Submission Radio, had strong words for the UFC champ:
Oh my God. This is so f-----g stupid. Why is she b-----g about, who's the woman fighter that she keeps complaining about? Cyborg. Fight Cyborg. Tell her to shut the hell up. I don't want to hear you say you can fight a man until you fight Cyborg. And don't insist that she gets drug tested for anything, and don't insist that she makes weight. Shut the hell up, and fight the woman and like a real fighter does. Don't worry about rules and this and that.
Justino recently signed a contract with the UFC, but the deal serves as little more than a placeholder until she proves she's able to make 135 pounds. Rousey is starting to become the subject of criticism for refusing to move up to fight her at featherweight.
Unlike Justino, Rousey wouldn't be competing at a foreign weight class. She went 4-0 as a featherweight in Strikeforce to jump-start her professional MMA career. Justino was the Strikeforce featherweight champ at the time, but Rousey's decision to drop down to bantamweight to fight Miesha Tate nixed their paths potentially crossing.
Rousey hasn't made weight an issue in challenges to former women's MMA contender Gina Carano and women's boxing legend Laila Ali. But whenever Justino's name comes up, which is typically every time we see Rousey holding a microphone, the champ often cites weight and performance-enhancing drugs as the primary hurdles standing in the way of the women's superfight.
Justino, who tested positive for stanozolol nearly four years ago, hasn't failed a drug test since. She also recently passed a random, out-of-competition drug test to headline Invicta 11.
Rousey called herself the greatest fighter of all time during an appearance on Fox Sports 1's America’s Pregame ahead of her UFC 184 bout with Cat Zingano. Since her blistering 14-second submission win over Zingano, more pressure is being put on Rousey to back those statements by moving up and fighting Justino.
Even Joanna Jedrzejczyk, the newly crowned UFC women's strawweight champion, announced at a recent Q&A that she would look to move up in weight once she has solidified herself as the strawweight queen.
If Rousey is the “greatest of all time,” it only makes sense that she would one day look to do the same.
Jordy McElroy is a featured columnist for Bleacher Report. He is also the MMA writer for FanRag Sports and co-founder of The MMA Bros.