This would be just awesome…
Invicta FC featherweight champion and former Strikeforce queen Cris Cyborg Justino got her UFC career off to a great start last month. The Brazilian knockout artist debuted in fron of a home crowd in Brazil at UFC 198.
Taking on Leslie Smith, who turned out to be no match at all, Cyborg scored a first round TKO with a brutal flurry of punches. She had officially landed, but it seemed like she wasn’t keen on making 140 pounds again.
The harsh cut to 140 pounds to fight Smith wasn’t what Cyborg really wanted, but without a featherweight division in the UFC there wasn’t much choice.
But now 135-pound champion Miesha Tate has called out the Brazilian striker, as per LowKickMMA:
“I think it would be really cool to fight Cyborg, honestly,” Tate said. “Like to really see what it’s like to be in there with someone with her power. … I’ll be the first to admit, physically I think I would be at a disadvantage, but I think that I can be the one to prove that I have the heart, the durability, the determination and the will power — and technique — to overcome that kind of challenge. And that intrigues me. That would be very rewarding to me.”
“I think she can make 135 pounds, but yeah, she’s a very big girl,” Tate said. “She’s naturally big and I’m sure that it would be really a difficult cut for her. She’d have to lose muscle. She wouldn’t just be able to lose the water weight. She’d have to come down.”
Cris Cyborg has responded, setting the MMA community on hold for an epic battle…