Cris Cyborg has her sights set on UFC Featherweight Gold.
Late 2016 was a troubling time for Featherweight Cris Cyborg. Months removed from a dominant win over Lina Lansberg in her home country, you’d expect everything to be on an upward trajectory. Sadly that was not the case.
Cyborg was admitted to hospital after the fight and spent up to a week due to her blood not clothing. This was due to the effects of a tough and gruelling weight cut down to the 140 mark. A cut Cyborg has since said she will never do again.
On top of that, she was flagged by USADA for a potential anti-doping violation. Weeks after she was granted a therapeutic exemption
On the back of her traumatic post fight week, Cyborg laid it out to the UFC that she needs at least 8 weeks notice before taking another fight. She was offered a fight on 6 weeks notice, while also being offer one at 7. Cyborg turned both fights down. This was what led to Holly Holm vs. Germaine De Randamie being made for the inaugural Women’s Featherweight title.
Cyborg, since recovering from illness, is determined to get the next shot at GDR. This week she vacated her Invicta FW belt and has her eyes set on fighting De Randamie at UFC 214 in Anaheim, Calafornia. UFC Insider Ariel Helwani confirmed the news.
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