Cristiane Justino does not like cutting to 140 pounds.
But if she doesn’t, then she won’t be able to compete inside the Octagon, because Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) does not have a featherweight division. That means “Cyborg” can go down to 135 pounds, or sit on her butt waiting for bantamweights to move up.
Justino talks to Fight Hub TV:
“For me, it would be my dream to make my division, 145. And you don’t see any champion go down for fights. Go up. McGregor went up. A lot of guys go up, they don’t go down in weight… But I know the girls in the 135 top 10 don’t want to want to go fight me. But I hope and have a dream that my division will be in the UFC one day. I never choose my opponents but I think the biggest fight that everybody wants to watch, the fans want to watch is me and Ronda (Rousey). Why do I make 140? I make 140 for superfights. Not just to be world champion of my division and sit there and wait. If I can make a superfight so when I finish my career I can say, ‘you remember this fight with Ronda, with Holly Holm,’ something nice that I can talk about with my kids or my friends. I’m open to make superfights.”
Rousey is currently sidelined until further notice.
In her absence, Justino will fight dangerous striking sensation Lina Lansberg at the upcoming UFC Fight Night 95 mixed martial arts (MMA) event on FOX Sports 1, scheduled for Sat., Sept. 24, 2016, inside Nilson Nelson Gymnasium in Brasilia, Brazil.
After that? It’s back to Invicta FC to defend her 145-pound title, win or lose.
Source:: mma mania