Invicta featherweight champion Cris Cyborg has been hoping for the UFC to open up a featherweight division so she can prove her dominance in the biggest mixed martial arts promotion in the world.
With one catchweight fight at 140 pounds in the UFC, Cyborg has not been given any option to fight at 145 pounds for the promotion. While she is happy defending her belt in Invicta, another lucrative opportunity is calling her name.
Undefeated world champion boxer Cecilia Brækhus has called out Cyborg to a boxing match that will not just get her paid, but paid extremely well.
Brækhus tweeted, “@criscyborg @80mercy
I will give you the biggest purse in your life if you wanna come over and have a go at it!
@vgsporten @nrksport @ufc”
— Cecilia Brækhus (@1LadyCecilia) July 23, 2016
Cyborg sounded more than interested in the fight and replied, “What is The weight? I am a fighter and love to challenge myself. Best MMA fighter vs best boxing fighter. Who wins?”
What is The weight? I am a fighter and love to challenge myself. Best MMA fighter vs best boxing fighter. Who wins? https://t.co/Ek7cLAdSIt
— Cris Cyborg (@criscyborg) July 24, 2016
From the looks of their conversation over twitter, it surely looks like the fight could be put together next year.
— Cecilia Brækhus (@1LadyCecilia) July 31, 2016