Cris Cyborg doesn’t seem to be happy with the state of Women’s MMA. As the dominant champion had an ‘AMA’ session at the UG, she voiced her opinion on the topic and had some very interesting ‘advice’ for women who plan to enter mixed martial arts. Check out some quotes as she answered questions from the fans:
What advice would you give to a young woman getting started as a MMA fighter today?
Make a bunch of photo shoots and spend more time on Instagram and Facebook than training.
How long until you are in the UFC?
This isn’t my choice. In the beginning if you won you moved up rankings and fought the best now it is more about fans, twitter, tv. I know I am the best female MMA fighter, and I want the best stage to show that. God will work his plan, I just have to focus on training and winning.
Carano vs Rousey. Was this amusing to you?
When I heard rumors of this fight, it made me feel like the game of MMA is changing. it’s political now.
Cyborg was naturally asked about Ronda Rousey and here’s what she had to say about the UFC champion:
I think Ronda has the type of personality where she needs the attention. I don’t have anything personal against her. I heard when she first started fighting MMA she used to watch my fights. I’ve always been curious which fight was her favorite. My first fight was 2005, and I came to America with Elite XC in 2008. I am from a different time. Remember when Wanderlia Silva fought Mark Hunt in PRIDE? What weight was that fight? That is Chute Boxe. That is fighting because you love it. If she really wanted this fight it would have happened already. I find the interviews funny, my friends in Brazil and the USA always call me to see what I will say. The fight will happen or the fans of MMA will robbed of history.
She also answered questions about her ankle injury and her weight, where she revealed that she walked around much much higher than the bantamweight limit:
Weight really changes a lot on me depending on my training cycle. I have an in season and out of season weight that I try to maintain. The less weight I have to lose in the sauna the better. I can get as big as 175, 180 during my off season.
I have changed my diet, and am now integrating different simulation to my body for cardio, bike, run, swim, etc. I am currently heavy because of the injury, which was the reason for delaying the fight.
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