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Cris Cyborg is headed towards the boxing ring.
The MMA legend revealed she is planning to make her boxing debut as soon as a contract is finalized.
“My staff already obtained the contract, we’ve been forwards and backwards engaged on the contract, I consider quickly, we’ll end and I’ll signal,” Cyborg said on The Catch-Up. “Then you definitely guys are gonna know who and the place is gonna be my subsequent struggle. I’m very excited to do my first struggle in boxing. Very, very excited. It’s considered one of my goals.”
Cyborg, the present Bellator featherweight champion, has not fought since defeating Arlene Blencowe in April. Her contract with Bellator expired this summer time, permitting her to grow to be a free agent.
The 37-year-old has been an MMA nomad over the course of her profession, profitable championships in Strikeforce, Invicta FC, UFC and Bellator. UFC is the one promotion she fought in additional than 5 occasions.
There was speak of Cyborg doubtlessly preventing Kayla Harrison of the PFL, however Cyborg says there haven’t been any discussions with the promotion. PFL beforehand blocked Harrison from preventing Cyborg in Bellator by matching her contract.
“We’ve by no means had any talks with PFL,” Cyborg stated. “They by no means discuss this struggle. I do know it’s a whole lot of talks on the web to make this struggle occur with [Harrison], two alternative ways, however I’ve by no means had the chance to speak about something.
Cyborg has no boxing expertise. She has tried her hand at skilled grappling and muay thai previously, however boxing had by no means appeared like a lot of an choice. That stated, most of Cyborg’s profession victories in MMA have come by way of knockout together with her fists.