One person that Cyborg has been training with recently is UFC Women’s Flyweight Champion Valentina Shevchenko and that’s somebody Cyborg wants to work with again in the future.
“Valentina has a lot of experience, she has almost like 100 muay thai fights. I think its great (because) you learn more when you’re a champion and we’re all champions, you learn more. I think this is great, you can share you know…the experience. Everything’s cool,” says Cyborg.
Shevchenko is also a valuable training partner for Cyborg because she has previously fought Nunes twice before in the UFC.
A longtime rival of Cyborg is Raw Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey and the UFC star says that a jump to the WWE may happen one day for herself.
“I’m happy she’s happy, I think she did a lot of stuff for MMA and she’s doing great for the WWE. You know, maybe if I have the opportunity (to go to the WWE), why not? I like challenges and its very dangerous to fight in MMA and then go do that,” says Cyborg.
UFC 232 takes place on Saturday, December 29 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada with Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.