Cris Cyborg’s Weight Up to 175 Pounds three Days After Weigh-Ins
Invicta featherweight champ Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino would have to cut at the least 40 pounds to make bantamweight and challenge Ronda Rousey for the UFC title.
Women’s MMA has led the charge on this MMA-stuffed weekend, spearheaded by Cyborg and Rousey’s title defenses. Whereas Rousey collected Cat Zingano’s arm with a 14-second submission Saturday at UFC 184, Cyborg bludgeoned Charmaine Tweet in simply 46 seconds Friday at Invicta FC 11.
Both fights ending in highlight-reel fashion only stirred the masses clamoring for a superfight between the two champions. But on the UFC 184 post-combat press conference, UFC President Dana White shot down any hopes of Rousey shifting as much as 145 pounds or taking a catchweight struggle. If the superfight is to happen, he fully expects Cyborg to make 135 pounds.
“Why would the champ go there It simply doesn’t make sense,” mentioned White. “She’s the 135-pound champion right here; she’s dominant. The champ doesn’t chase different people. If you want to battle the champ, you go to the champ.”
Cyborg, who puts a lot of effort into making featherweight, has committed to attempting an enormous weight reduce to provide fans the fight they want to see. She just lately posted a picture of herself on Twitter weighing in at 175 pounds three days after making the 145-pound mark to combat Tweet.
175lbs after my sunday breakfast Weight-reduction plan Coach @Lockloaded do I actually have to go Working monday ! ! 🙈🙉🙊 http://t.co/tYewn7umKS
If an image is worth a thousand phrases, this image should converse volumes to those nonetheless at nighttime about the difficulties of slicing weight. Preventing at 135 pounds for Cyborg isn’t simply shedding 10 pounds. Fighters sometimes walk at a much heavier weight than they compete at earlier than chopping down.
Cyborg has never competed as a bantamweight in her total professional career. Nevertheless, Rousey has competed a number of occasions within the featherweight division and at 154 pounds in Judo. Even when Cyborg miraculously reduce 40 pounds, how would her body hold up after such a strenuous weight cut
If Rousey and the UFC aren’t prepared to move up, this bout will doubtless fall into the pile of dream fights that never walking dead t shirts 4x came to fruition.
Jordy McElroy is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report. He can also be the MMA writer for Rocktagon and FanRag Sports activities.