Cris Cyborg claims to have inside information about Holly Holm’s training ahead of their UFC 219 clash this December.
After months of disputes, Cris Cyborg and Holly Holm finally came to terms with a fight agreement. The two women will headline UFC 219 this December, with Cyborg’s women’s featherweight title on the line.
In preparation for Holm, Cyborg has been mixing up her training, like adding boxing legend Mia St. John as a sparring partner. But apparently, she also has some inside information about Holly’s training.
“Believe it or not, I’ve actually had a few Brazilians who have trained in New Mexico share things with me about her training,” Cyborg told FanSided.
Cyborg, however, says she is not planning to use the information she gathered to her advantage.
“While I appreciate them wanting to see me succeed and continue to represent Brazil as a champion, I haven’t really let what they’ve said influence my training,” Cyborg said. “At the end of the day, I don’t care what type of training she is doing for her confidence, wrestling or boxing, my team is preparing me for the best version of Holly Holm.”
“Holly is a unique fighter. However, she has done a lot of rounds of boxing, and even in MMA she has more career fight time than I do,” she continued. “My team has been able to view a lot of fight footage of her and brought in specific fighters who can replicate how she strikes and the sequences she likes to do with her offense.”
UFC 219 is scheduled for December 30th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. It will also feature a lightweight fight between Edson Barboza and Khabib Nurmagomedov.