Cyborg May Move To Boxing After UFC Deal Ends

UFC Women’s Featherweight Champion Cyborg hasn’t been seen in the Octagon since defeating Yana Kunitskaya in the main event of UFC 222.

The champion has two fights left on her current deal with the UFC and may transition to boxing when that contract is finished.

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“Of course, I need time for training,” Cyborg said to Kevin Iole of Yahoo Sports. “I think four to six months (of) training, that would be perfect since I have two fights left in MMA, and then I can focus on boxing. I’m very excited. After these (UFC) fights, I will do a boxing fight – after these two fights left. Maybe I’ll come back (to MMA), but not for now. I want to use this time and make more boxing fights. This is my dream.”

Cyborg has no professional boxing experience to speak of, but has competed in both muay thai and kickboxing matches in the past.

If it were up to Cyborg, one thing she would like to do is compete in boxing and fight with the UFC at the same time.

“I would like to work with them – if the UFC works it and I can do boxing fights and still have the belt and come back like (Conor) McGregor did (against Floyd Mayweather),” Cyborg said. “Let’s see.”

Former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Holly Holm and Megan Anderson are set for battle at UFC 225, with the winner potential being Cyborg’s second to last opponent under her current UFC deal.

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