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Cris Cyborg: Ronda Rousey and Conor McGregor are the most overhyped fighters ever

Cyborg had some harsh words about the abilities of Rousey and McGregor in a new interview.

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Cris Cyborg wasn’t shy to point out who she thinks are the most overhyped fighters in the UFC. The women’s featherweight champ discussed the issue on the Domenick Nati Show and her two picks probably aren’t too surprising ... in fact, you’ll probably agree with one or the other if not both.

”I think you see already Ronda Rousey,” Cyborg said. “Everyone think she is the best fight ever, ever pound for pound, and then you see when she fight real fighters, she has a hard time. And then, maybe McGregor. He’s never seen fighting one guy who’s tough, I would like to see him fight Jacare and fight Khabib. And McGregor has a big name but you don’t know, we don’t see him in real fight, with tough guys in MMA.”

Cyborg might not mind if the UFC did a better job of spreading the hype across the entire roster. But instead it’s the Ronda show and the Conor show until the wheels come off, then there’s no one around to pick up the pieces.

”I don’t like it when you put everything in the sport on just two persons,” she said. “Because when they lose, then people get no interesting. You need to promote all the fighters. Like let’s no promote women’s MMA, only the face Ronda Rousey. You can no do this because now she retire. Now people are interested in only her. You have to promote all the girls. All the girls make the sport great.”

”Same thing with McGregor. All the guys make up men’s MMA, but they just push the face. Ronda retires, or no retire, she take a break. McGregor only wants to come back when he can win. And this is not helping the sport growing.”

Cyborg takes growing the sport seriously, which is why she continues to push for the UFC to match her up against a real 145 pound contender rather than more 135 pound challengers as she’s faced in all her previous UFC matches. That’s a problem because the UFC has one more 135 pounder they want her to fight: women’s bantamweight champ Amanda Nunes.

In our minds, that’s a worthy matchup worth delaying the proper deployment of the women’s featherweight division. And it sounds like Cyborg is warming up to the idea, so long as it’s properly promoted as a big deal on a big card. Unfortunately for the UFC, they’re kinda low on those aforementioned over-hyped fighters to make a supercard, so we’ll have to see how it all shakes out.

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