MMA NEWS – Female Champ Cyborg Reveals That ZUFFA Has Asked Her To Drop To 135 Pounds
“I signed the contract for these four fights after UFC purchased Strikeforce, so I guess they’ll keep us, they’ll keep the female divisions and female MMA keeps growing and growing, and I guess they’re keeping the girls and it depends on what we do to call UFC’s attention. As of right now there] are still two weight divisions: 135lbs and 145lbs.”
“It’s already hard for me to drop to 145lbs, I gotta work a lot and they’re thinking about one division only. They asked me if I could do it. I can try; it’s not impossible. Let’s see… I guess that in the future there’ll be some news. It’ll be hard because I got a lot of weight to lose, but it’d be good because I could fight more. I guess it’s important to keep active, it’s my job, so I’ll try it to stay here.”
Brazilian media outlet, Tatame.com recently sat down with the most feared female fighter on the planet to get an update on what’s going on with her career.
When Cyborg stepped on the world stage back in 2008 for EliteXC she struck fear in the hearts of all Gina Carano fans worldwide. She brought in a level of skill and violence not yet seen in women’s MMA and she has been doing so ever since.
The problem that Cyborg is having is that the female divisions (145 and 135 pounds) are not deep with talent and as such she doesn’t have a single fighter peaking through the contender ladder that is a sufficient challenge or threat to her title.
After failed contract negotiations kept her out of action for a year, the Strikeforce Queen is ready to return to action and has finally reached a four-fight agreement with her promotional home.
However who shall she fight? And if the brass at Strikeforce make her drop to 135 pounds what does that mean for the reigning Meisha Tate? Will she be forced to get brutalized by Cyborg due to a lack of depth and merged divisions?