Cyborg Is Not Getting Any Lighter


In what seems like the topic of conversation with just about every time we approach a fight for Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino, she talks about her weight cutting instead of her opponent.

Cyborg will be headlining her very first UFC event, UFC Fight Night 95, in just a few short weeks against Lina Akhtar Lansberg.

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Cyborg recently sat down with the folks at Fight Hub TV and the topic of her weight came up, Cyborg responded to her weight by saying…

“Almost two years I’ve been doing dieting and working with George Lockhart and for me to make 140 [pounds] it’s a big challenge. I’m not 18 years old anymore. I’m 30 years old it’s really hard. I started this camp now – for 140 again – I started running and I said, ‘man, after this fight I want a vacation, I want a break,’ because I need it. To make 140, I have to run six miles every day and train every day…I’m supposed to defend my belt at 145 and Invicta wanted more time to develop the girls for 145. I would like to defend my belt…I can make 140 but I think I’m very close [to being done] because it’s too much for my body.”

Cyborg is also hoping for a creation of a women’s featherweight division in the UFC, stating…

“For me, it would be my dream to make my division, 145. And you don’t see any champion go down for fights. Go up. McGregor went up. A lot of guys go up, they don’t go down in weight… But I know the girls in the 135 top 10 don’t want to want to go fight me. But I hope and have a dream that my division will be in the UFC one day.”

However, there is a good reason for the current Invicta FC Women’s Bantamweight Champion to occasionally make it to the coveted 140 pounds, because according to Cyborg, the reason for the weight cut is for…

“I never choose my opponents but I think the biggest fight that everybody wants to watch, the fans want to watch is me and Ronda. Why do I make 140? I make 140 for superfights. Not just to be world champion of my division and sit there and wait. If I can make a superfight so when I finish my career I can say, ‘you remember this fight with Ronda, with Holly Holm,’ something nice that I can talk about with my kids or my friends. I’m open to make superfights.”

Cyborg will be going down to 140 pounds again on UFC Fight Night 95 when she is in the main event against Lina Akhtar Lansberg, the event will be taking place on September 24th from the Nilson Nelson Gymnasium in Brasilia, Brazil.

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