Cris Cyborg couldn’t stay in the UFC because she claims that losing another five pounds would kill her. Good night, ladies and gentlemen. That’s all that really needs to be said in this article. Believe it or not, this entire Ronda Rousey vs. Cris Cyborg fiasco came down to a measly five pounds. I’ve never heard of a condition that is onset when someone loses exactly 80 ounces, but what do I know? I’m just a guy that eats cherry tomatoes under the belief that it’s the world’s first hybrid vegetable/fruit. Cyborg even claims that she has a doctor’s notes that states if she loses five more pounds she will die, although Dana White said it was ‘the most ridiculous thing he’s seen in the fight business.’
We just had to accept the fact that we live in a world in which Cyborg joined the UFC to eventually fight Ronda Rousey, and then left the UFC with the intention of still fighting Ronda Rousey. It’s a highly paradoxical scenario that involves the unnecessary use of extravagant words to increase its meaning. Check out this video of Cris Cyborg calling out Ronda Rousey just moments after her Invicta FC announcement on Friday evening.