Curitiba-native Cris Cyborg wants to fight at UFC’s first trip to her homeland.
Scheduled for the 42,000-seat Atletico Paranaense soccer stadium on May 14, UFC 198 will be headlined by Fabricio Werdum vs. Stipe Miocic, and the Invicta FC featherweight champion is campaigning for a sport on the card.
“I’m training, waiting for a new challenge,” Cyborg told MMAFighting.com via text message,” and I would like to thank to everyone who is in this campaign with me #CyborgNoUFCBrasil.”
Cyborg (15-1, 1 NC) last fought on Jan. 16, scoring her fifth straight knockout finish under the Invicta FC banner with a first-round win over Daria Ibragimova to defend her 145-pound title. Undefeated for almost 11 years, the Brazilian striker has cancelled her plans of cutting extra 10 pounds to compete at bantamweight, and is open to a featherweight or catchweight fight on May 14.
“Many people ask me who I would like to fight, but the truth is I don’t choose opponents,” she said. “They ask how about Ronda Rousey. Fighting Ronda is something that should happen, for the years of trash talk from her. At first I thought this fight would never happen because the UFC was protecting her, but the reality is, after Holly Holm beat her up, she ran away from the rematch, saying she wants to have kids and all that. That confirmed to me what I already knew: she’s a coward with a weak mind that never learned after all these years… In her book, she talks about her being depressed after her Olympic loss, she continues as mature as a 5-year-old, she hasn’t learned the philosophy of the sport.
“After Miesha’s win over Holly Holm, Ronda texted Dana saying ‘I want to come back to work’. Ronda Rousey is just an American product, who ….View full article
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