UFC Women’s Featherweight Champion Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino was last seen in the Octagon at UFC 219, defeating former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Holly Holm by decision.
Outside the Octagon, a major change is coming to the life of Cyborg because she is planning on adopting a child by the end of the year.
”I’m going to Europe now for seminars, visit hospitals, churches and social projects,” Cyborg said to MMA Fighting. “After that, I will be in process of adopting my niece. Many blessing happening.”
It is unknown at this time if Cyborg is actually adopting her relative's child, because in Brazil, terms like aunt and uncle are used by kids in the country to describe adult men and women.
Cyborg has taken care of the child she plans on adopting for many years now and promised to get the child to America once the women’s featherweight champion became at US citizen under two years ago.
”It’s a relationship between her and I, a promise I’ve made seven years ago,” Cyborg said. “We have a mother and daughter relationship. We were always together. When I moved to fight in the U.S. it was hard for both of us, and I promised that I would organize my life and bring her. And the time has come to fulfill my promise.”