Written by Jacob Nuesser
Tara LaRosa is disgusted that Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos did not make weight…then blamed it on her menstrual cycle! This is UNACCEPTABLE and UNPROFESSIONAL, and shows complete lack of dedication!!
This was the status update on Facebook from highly regarded, but under-promoted women’s MMA fighter Tara LaRosa. LaRosa is currently the No. 1 ranked female Bantamweight fighter according to WAMMA. With a 17-1 record and unbeaten since 2003 it is easy to see why she deserves that ranking. What is interesting is that many of her wins come from common opponents with the likes of Gina Carano, who is wildly regarded as the face of women’s MMA.
Tara LaRosa has never missed weight.
LaRosa has always been athletic. She grew up playing field hockey, basketball, and softball. While she was in college she joined the judo club. Field hockey came and went, but the judo evolved into no gi grappling, Brazilian ju-jitsu and Muay Thai. She started fighting in MMA in 2001.