YardBarker- Rousey claims that is a lie. UFC president Dana White told TMZ he spoke with her on the phone after Cyborg sent the tweet, and Rousey assured White she is not with child.
We know Rousey wants children eventually. The 29-year-old said in an emotional interview earlier this year (video here) that one of the things that kept her from wanting to kill herself after her loss to Holly Holm was the thought of having children with her boyfriend, fellow MMA fighter Travis Browne.
White has said Rousey will get a shot to reclaim her title when she returns, but it’s looking like that won’t come until 2017. Perhaps Cyborg, who has insulted Rousey on more than a few occasions, is trying a new strategy to pressure Rousey into fighting her instead.
The backhanded compliment to end all backhanded compliments! I think we can all agree that this the first time that a "congratulations on your pregnancy" directed at a non-pregnant person ended with laughs instead of with a silence so awkward that it would make Michael Cera look comfortable in his own skin. Nothing like using the potential miracle of childbirth as a double-edged sword to prematurely abort your biggest rival's athletic career. Cris Cyborg posting a candid picture of Ronda Rousey - looking like she just got out of bed the morning after polishing off two gallons of ice cream with an insatiable amount of pregnancy cravings - to bless her nonexistent baby was the lowest of blows, but that's mostly because it wasn't all that unbelievable.
This was a dirty joke, but it was a dirty joke that made light of just how long Ronda Rousey has been out of spotlight. I don't know about you, but with how much airtime she was getting when she was undefeated to how secluded she's been since it wouldn't shock me if she were already in her third trimester. Especially with how pumped she seemed to be about reproducing the last time she showed her face. Hey, being with child is certainly a better reasoning for her absence from the sport that brought her endless amounts of fame than the apparent lack of conditioning and desire that has sidelined her this long. Plus, someone's got to carry the torch for women's MMA while Ronda's on preemptive maternity leave. Might as well be Cris Cyborg reminding us that women can do anything men can do with a RUTHLESS barb that's generally more becoming of her male counterparts. Maybe when Ronda's done nursing her new born...sense of insecurity she can respond in the octagon.