With just over 24 hours to go until Cris Cyborg has to hit the scales for her UFC Brazil main event scrap with Lisa Lansberg on Saturday, things aren’t going too well for the Invicta FC champ.
Throughout the week, updates have continued to surface on Cyborg’s weight-cut, however none of them have been good. The latest report emerged Thursday afternoon, and indicated that Cyborg still had 10 pounds to cut in 24 hours in order to make the catchweight agreement of 140 pounds
During the course of all of this, Cyborg’s opponent, Lisa Lansberg, revealed that she would have been okay fighting Cyborg at 145 pounds in the first place, which would have helped Cyborg avoid the brutal weight-cut. Despite that however, Lansberg has stated since then that if Cyborg misses weight, the pair will not fight.
One of the most interesting things about Cyborg’s current situation is that throughout the course of her weight-cut struggle, she has continued to release video blogs, giving fans an inside look at the weight-cut process, and the troubles of trying to make it down to 140 pounds.
In the latest episode, which was of course filmed earlier this week, Cyborg is at the 157 pound mark, and struggling to get down to the required weight. Over the course of the 8 minute vlog, Cyborg trains, meets with UFC officials to get fitted for her Reebok Fight Kit, and working on her weight cut.
Assuming Cyborg is able to make weight, the fight with Lansberg will be her second in the UFC. Earlier this year she made her UFC debut against Leslie Smith at UFC 198. Cyborg quickly went out and dominated the fight, picking up a 1st round TKO win over Smith in the process.
Since then, Cyborg has called for the UFC to form a women’s featherweight division, however so far UFC President Dana White has remained adamant that the UFC is not looking to add a women’s featherweight division at the present time.