Cris Cyborg lays out potential plans following UFC 198 fight

May 14, 2016 9:46 am by Evan Bell
Cris Cyborg Justino

While Cris Cyborg hasn’t made her UFC debut just yet, the Invicta FC champion has her eyes set on a major fight after her UFC 198 scrap with Leslie Smith tonight.

The fight is a catchweight bout at 140 pounds, however Cyborg could very well go back up to featherweight after the bout despite the UFC not having a women’s featherweight division.

She spoke to Fox Sports Asia:

“If this works well, I could make 140 pounds for either Ronda Rousey or the champion. For the other girls, I don’t know, maybe 145. We’ll see,” said Justino.

“I am going to know more after Saturday. It’s not just about making the weight. My performance will also show if this was a good idea or not.”

While the fight is sure to deliver fireworks, Cyborg has some good things to say about her opponent ahead of the scrap:

“When I found out it would be Leslie, I knew it could potentially be the fight of the night. Leslie is a good fighter – she has a good heart, and she won’t back down,”

“She deserves to be here, too. She was the only one who took the fight, and I respect her for it. She has given me the opportunity to fulfill a dream.”


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