Cynthia Calvillo Considering Moving Up To Flyweight

Cynthia Calvillo and Marina Rodriguez fought to a majority draw in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night Washington DC, which was a bout that Calvillo missed weight for by four pounds.

The fighter isn’t making any excuses for missing weight at the event and is even open to moving up a weight class to flyweight.

“I don’t want to make excuses,” Calvillo told MMA Junkie. “It’s unfortunate that it happened. It was something we were trying to prepare for again. But once again, I had to deal with my body shutting down. I don’t want to make any excuses. I just want to go back to the drawing board, and we’re going to work on that, whether it means me moving up a weight class and that’s what I’m going to have to do. I would hate to look like I’m unprofessional. I work so god-dang hard. If you guys knew me and spent a week with me, you’d know I’m not here to (expletive) around. I definitely didn’t want to give a couple ‘Gs.’ She went home with a nice paycheck with that draw and my missed weight. It is what it is. I apologize to my opponent and stuff like that. We’re going to make sure that doesn’t happen again. If that means moving up, that means moving up.”

UFC Fight Night Washington DC wasn’t the first card that Calvillo missed weight for, as the fighter came in overweight multiple times throughout her UFC tenure.

Calvillo is ready to move on and she is looking to compete again sometime in the first quarter of 2020.

“We’ve got to pay some bills,” Calvillo said. “Hopefully I get a fight really soon – early next year. Dana (White), Mick Maynard: Please. I’ll take a fight January, February, whatever, you know? I’ve got some bills to pay because those four pounds were very expensive.”

It Calvillo does decide to move up to flyweight, it means she would enter a weight class that is currently ruled by Valentina Shevchenko.

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