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Cris 'Cyborg' Justino threatens to sue Ronda Rousey over steroid comment

Cris 'Cyborg' Justino threatens to sue Ronda Rousey over steroid comment
Ronda Rousey enjoys the moment after defending her UFC bantamweight belt against Bethe Correia on Saturday night. (Matthew Stockman / Getty Images)

Ronda Rousey's next fight with Cris "Cyborg" Justino won't be in the octagon, but it could be in a court of law.

After Rousey's 34-second knockout victory over Bethe Correia at UFC 190 on Saturday, the bantamweight champion was asked whether MMA fans would next see her in the octagon against Cris "Cyborg" Justino, which the champion shrugged off. But not without striking a nerve.

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"I'm prepared to deal with anything, that's why I'm the champion. I fight in the UFC, in the 135-pound division," Rousey said. "She can fight at 145 pumped full of steroids or she can make the weight just like everybody else without them."

Rousey (12-0) was making reference to Justino's 2011 positive test for anabolic steroids, which cost the "Cyborg" the Strikeforce featherweight title. Since then, however, Justino (14-1) and now with Invicta FC says she has not failed a drug test.

"You can not slander me with lies in the media," Justino tweeted in response. "My lawyer will call."

For now, Rousey's next opponent with be Miesha Tate (17-5), whom she has beaten twice before by submission.

Rousey is undefeated in the ring. In court, she might be just as vulnerable as some of her opponents.

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