Don’t expect Cris Cyborg to retire anytime soon.
Cyborg is the current Bellator Women’s Featherweight champion. She’s due to put her 145-pound gold on the line against Arlene Blencowe in the main event of Bellator 279 this Saturday (April 23).
Cris Cyborg Dismisses Retirement Talk
Cris Cyborg has just about done it all in MMA. She’s won multiple world titles across a slew of promotions such as UFC, Strikeforce, Invicta FC, and now Bellator. Cyborg will turn 37 in June but she isn’t interested in winding things down. Here’s what she told Marc Raimondi of ESPN.
“I don’t feel it in my heart yet about retirement. It’s gonna be 17 years, and maybe I can do 20 years. But I don’t know. Only God knows how I’m gonna feel. But I feel great.
“I’ve never had any bad injuries in my career. It’s very long. I’ve never had one surgery in my career. I never pulled out of one fight because of injury. I feel very blessed about this.”
Possible Showdown With Kayla Harrison?
Cyborg is set to be a free agent sometime this summer. Many believe PFL will make a strong run for her so that fight fans can get the Kayla Harrison bout. When asked about such a matchup, Cyborg kept it brief.
“I don’t choose opponents,” she said. “If you tell me, ‘You’re gonna fight this girl,’ I’m gonna be ready and we’re gonna fight.”
Middle Easy will have you covered with all the Bellator action this weekend. First, we’ve got Bellator 278 on April 22, which will be headlined by a women’s flyweight title fight between champion Julianna Velasquez and Liz Carmouche. The following night, Cyborg and Blencowe will take center stage.
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