Holly Holm’s knockout win over Ronda Rousey completely turns upside down the career paths of both women. It also greatly affects the future of Cris Cyborg.
Cyborg, the Invicta FC women’s featherweight champion, is under contract with Zuffa, UFC’s parent company. The contingency in the deal is that if she can prove she can make 135 pounds, she will be brought into the UFC, which only has two women’s divisions: 135 and 115.
The reason the UFC signed the unique contract was that a fight between Rousey and Cyborg for the women’s 135-pound belt would be one of the biggest in UFC history. Cyborg has not lost since 2005 and Rousey, before falling in stunning fashion to Holm, was thought to be an unstoppable force.
Invicta president Shannon Knapp acknowledged to Ariel Helwani on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour that Cyborg’s plans might change slightly with Rousey’s loss. But ultimately, the knockout artist is still on track to one day be in the UFC provided she can make 135.
“It does change some things, but I think there are a lot of different options still on the table,” Knapp said. “Exciting fights that we want to see. I think Cris ….View original article
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