CRIS CYBORG has no intention of hanging up her gloves anytime quickly – regardless of reaching all of it in mixed martial arts.
The Brazilian battleaxe – who continues to be one of the crucial feared forces in all of MMA – has performed all of it in her legendary profession.
A a number of promotion world champion who has competed in a number of historic fights, Cyborg – who boasts scores of followers world wide – has ticked each field on the MMA guidelines.
Given her immense success, one would assume the considered bringing the curtain down on her hall-of-fame profession would’ve crossed the thoughts of Bellator‘s girls’s featherweight champion.
That assumption, nevertheless, could not be any farther from the reality.
The 35-year-old instructed SunSport: “I did not take into consideration that or how lengthy [I’ll keep fighting].
“However I do not imagine it’ll be like six years once more. No, it is gonna be like brief for positive.
“However you recognize, I all the time deal with my physique. I went to Colombia a few occasions to do stem cell [treatment] on my accidents.
“Now, I am very wholesome too. I believe I prepare good too. After all, you do not wish to prepare loopy such as you’re 19 or 18.”
Regardless of having 4 world titles to her identify, Cyborg continues to be motivated as ever.
She stated: “[My goals] are to get pleasure from each time I step into the octagon. I am not going to have plenty of years [left]. It has been 16 years doing this.
“For me, [it’s about] having fun with the second and utilizing my expertise after I combat the women.
“I believe you guys noticed with my final combat with Julia Budd or Arlene Blencowe a unique Cyborg. I believe I am getting higher each time I step within the cage.”
Cyborg – actual identify Cristiane Justino – is the true embodiment of a martial artist having additionally examined herself in Muay Thai and Brazilian jiu-jitsu competitions.
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And she or he feels her fight sports activities profession would not be full and not using a enterprise into the boxing world.
The Curitiba clubber stated: “I wish to [box].
“This is able to be a dream come true. This 12 months goes to be exhausting for me as a result of I’ve plenty of MMA fights to do.
“However for positive I will make a plan for subsequent 12 months and I will have time to be ready.
“However for me, it’ll be a dream come true.
“I really like a problem and I would like to do one boxing combat to place in my profession.”
Cyborg’s need to compete within the squared circle hasn’t drawn her consideration away from additional including to her legacy in MMA, nor her Bellator 259 opponent Leslie Smith.
The pair will conflict in a rematch early on Saturday morning, with Smith seeking to flip in a markedly higher show than she did of their first assembly 5 years in the past at UFC 198.
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