The former women’s featherweight champion doesn’t know where her future lies as an MMA fighter, but is confident that the fans will follow wherever the fighter goes next.
”I don’t know what they will do moving forward. I will keep fighting no matter where I am. My fans love watching my fights,” she said to PVT (via MMA Fighting). “If they decide to remove my division, and remove me from the UFC and let me go, I think the UFC would be losing with that, and the promotion that signs me would be winning. My fans follow me wherever I go. I’m very thankful because my fans are with me no matter if I win or lose.”
There have been announcements from the UFC as to the future of the women’s featherweight division, as champion Amanda Nunes recently said she was done with 145 pounds.
A perfect ending to Cyborg’s UFC run would be for her to have that final promotional bout at UFC 237.
“It was special for me. It was eight years after my last fight in Curitiba, it was my UFC debut, and everybody waited for that. It was really special,” she said. “I’m open to fighting in May in Curitiba. It could be a rematch with Amanda, but she said she wants to wait two years, or it could be with another opponent they want. Curitiba is my home. They have many athletes to sell out [the stadium] and put on a great event in Curitiba. I asked for the rematch, but if it doesn’t happen, my life will continue. I will continue training and wait for my next fight. I lost my first fight and asked for a rematch, 13 years have passed and I never had it, and that didn’t stop my legacy,” said Cyborg, noting how the broken win streak is a weight off her shoulders. I kept fighting.”
While Cyborg is coming off of the aforementioned loss to Nunes, it was also her first loss since the fighter’s pro MMA debut over a decade ago.