Cris Cyborg may not have a division to call home inside the world-famous Octagon, but in just two fights, the feared striker has left her imprint on Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
Her latest masterpiece came at UFC Fight Night 95, taking out a game Lina Lansberg in the second round of their headlining catchweight (140 pounds) via technical knockout (see it again here).
Couple that with her first-round beatdown of Leslie Smith at UFC 198, and Cyborg is slowly, but surely, instilling fear on UFC roster. Her next fight is still unclear, as trying to book Cris for a UFC fight proves to be a challenge. Nevertheless, Cyborg says she will sit back and wait to see what comes her way.
As she declared during the post-fight presser (full video replay here) via MMA Fighting, she is still more than ready to face former Bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey.
"I never choose opponents. I always train and wait for them to choose for me. To fight against a top 10, I won’t cut down to 135 and they won’t want to fight at 145, so I will cry to make 140 and they will eat some pizza to make 140 and we put on a fight for the fans. Who knows, maybe we’ll do the fight that everybody wants with Ronda (Rousey)."
As far as title aspirations go, Cyborg doesn’t really have any to speak of, as she says she is more than content with her Strikeforce and Invicta belts she has at home. And if earning UFC gold means having to drop down to 135 pounds, she’ll gladly pass.
Plus, she is more interested in entertaining her fans with super fights.
"I’m really happy with the result. I had a hard time losing weight during my camp. It was hard, but everything went right. I don’t rule out fighting in catchweights. I have two belts at home and I don’t aim to win another one. I want super fights to make history. But I’m thinking about my vacation now."
If dropping to 140 pounds is this hard for Cris, then one can only come to the conclusion that shedding an extra five pounds is flat-out impossible.
For complete UFC Fight Night 95 "Cyborg vs. Lansberg" results, including play-by-play updates, click here.