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EXCLUSIVE | Cyborg Talks New Muay Thai Fight, Admits She Can Make 135 But Is Best At Higher Weight | BJPENN.COM RADIO


Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino was a guest on a busy Wednesday night on the BJPENN.COM Radio show.

“Cyborg” was recently in the news when she signed on to face renowned kickboxing champion Martina Jindrova at Lion Fight 11 on Sept. 20 that will air on AXS TV. Justino did some muay thai work in her native Brazil many moons ago, but this will be her first high-level go-around in the sport.

“Cyborg” talked about the upcoming challenge as well as her perpetual rivalry with UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey.

About her upcoming muay thai fight, she said that training has been going well and that she’s ready to put on a great show but she is not putting MMA in the rearview mirror anytime soon.

“My focus is MMA,” she said. “But I like to compete in jiu-jitsu, muay thai and wrestling. I think my game will grow more with more experience. I think that I can do both. When I don’t have a MMA fight, I compete in jiu-jitsu and now when I don’t have a MMA fight I can compete in muay thai. I’m very happy because Invicta told me I could and I get to represent Invicta too.”

After winning the Invicta title, “Cyborg” jumped in the ranking over Rousey to get her No. 1 spot back.

“Everybody thought I was the best woman in MMA but after a year of no fighting, she grew more and more,” she said. “But I think for her to be the best in the world she has to fight me. The problem is the weight. She is 135 and I’m 145. But all the fans want the fight. I go into the cage to fight the best. I don’t need to prove it to nobody. I prove it to myself every day.”

Cyborg said there is no added pressure representing MMA or having to dominate muay thai like she does in MMA.

“I don’t think about the pressure,” she said. “I try to test myself. I want to take the best fights. “I think (Jindrova) will be ready for this fight. I think she’s coming tough and it will be a great show.”

She confirmed that Tito Ortiz is still her manage and that she is pleased with that situation.

“I’m very happy to work with him,” she said. “We train together. He helps me and we help each other.”

She also heaped praise on her boxing coach, Jason Parillo.

“Jason is the best coach,” she said. “I love him. My boxing has gotten a lot better under him. You never know everything.”

When asked if there was still a rivalry between herself and Rousey, “Cyborg” said that she doesn’t focus on such things.

“My focus is to keep fighting,” she said. “I think it’s a great fight. I never choose an opponent. When she wants to fight me, I’m ready. I want this fight. Everyone says that she is very good. It’s my work and I love my work.”

Renowned dietitian Mike Dolce has repeatedly said that he thought she could make 135 in order to fight Rousey.

“I talked to him a little bit one day,” she said. “For me to make 135 I need to do a lot of stuff. Everybody looks at me and says I can make 135. I think I can but I want to be good once I fight. I don’t want to be sick. We could make 140. 140 is great for me and it’s great for her. It would be easy for her. Let’s put on a show …I don’t think Dana (White) wants me to be champion of the UFC. I think he’s protecting Ronda. He doesn’t want to make this fight. He’s the boss and if he wants to make the fight. It’s no problem for me.”

Cyborg said she has one more fight on her Invicta contract and though she has competed in the ADCC jiu-jitsu tournament and won’t be able to because of the muay thai fight.

When a hypothetical grappling match between herself and Rousey were to happen at, say, Metamoris, Cyborg answered:

“That would be good for her because I couldn’t punch her in the face. I like to punch in the face.”

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9 Comments to EXCLUSIVE | Cyborg Talks New Muay Thai Fight, Admits She Can Make 135 But Is Best At Higher Weight | BJPENN.COM RADIO

  1. squid says:

    cyborg will eat rhonda for breakfast

    • Not You says:

      After his first bowl of cheque drops.

    • Nate "THE ROID CHEAT" marquardt says:

      How any of you idiots could ever root for a ROIDED UP Manborg is beyond me. All that is WANDY with a wig and cheap lipstick. Guyborg has been on ROIDS close to 10 years and is nowhere even remotely close to being a FEMALE anymore. All Guyborg is a hunched over BILLY APE on ROIDS. The UFC doesn’t want anything to do with that ROID BEAST.

      Would You? That is pure scum that belongs in side show at the circus with rest of the FREAKS

      GUYBORG will be run out of of MMA as soon as they require VADA testing

    • Nate "THE ROID CHEAT" Marquardt says:

      Cyborg needs to be locked in a cage at the circus so everyone can see what happens when a woman shoots steroids in her a’s for 10 years. FREAKS like GUYBORG belong in the sideshows at the curcus

  2. The Tincat says:

    So what I got from that interview was

    Cyborg thinks that the UFC should put on a 140 fight where if Cyborg wins she can’t even be the champion and it just invalidates their champion… because that’s smart…

    and she likes to compete in jiujitsu tournaments, but not against Ronda.

    Personally I think it was a smart move for her to go to Invicta, but if she really wants that Ronda fight, use the time in Invicta to start cutting your weight and get it down to 135 so you can to take what you feel is rightfully yours.

  3. ian says:

    She competed in bjj at 165 lbs, yet she think she can go 135.

    • GOT RID OF FITCH (forever) THANKS DANA says:

      That ROID FREAK couldn’t make 135 if (IT) went off ROIDS for 10 years. That is a FREAK people from ROIDS. OPEN YOUR EYES for gods sake.

  4. The Way Of The Dutchman says:

    “I don’t think Dana (White) wants me to be champion of the UFC. I think he’s protecting Ronda. He doesn’t want to make this fight. He’s the boss and if he wants to make the fight. It’s no problem for me.”
    .
    Is she really that stupid? How does she want to fight for the 135 belt weighing 140? It’s the 135 lbs bantam weight belt. Not the 140 lbs catchweight belt.

    • Sonnen "THE ROIDER" Cheater from hell says:

      Its not the 140lb ROID MAN/BITCH title either. Look at that freak that people is a ROID BEAST from hell and I never needed any failed ROID test to tell me that. Open your fucking eyes that belongs in the “FREAK SHOW”

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