Cris "Cyborg" is finally in the UFC and she has her eyes set on one thing. No, it's not a belt or total domination. It's former women's UFC bantamweight champion and MMA superstar Ronda Rousey.
Cyborg has been gunning after Rousey for some time now. The two were supposed to fight a few years ago, but the fight never materialized. Now that Cyborg is officially in the UFC she wants that fight to happen more than ever.
Cyborg will first have to get by Leslie Smith. The two will enter the Octagon on May 14 at Arena da Baixada in Cyborg's homeland of Brazil at UFC 198.
Cyborg was in Los Angeles this week to promote the event and paid a visit to Power 106. During her interview, it was no surprise the subject of Rousey came up. Cyborg was asked what made her so confident in her abilities to beat Rousey and she simply replied:
"I watched her last training. She was doing shadowboxing on the beach and her shadow won."
And BOOM! goes the dynamite.
Cyborg, who has been quoted as having a great deal of respect for the former champ and what she's done for women's MMA, never misses an opportunity to call her out. Cyborg also added that Rousey always "runs from her," when she was asked by the host of the show as to whether the two would EVER meet in the Octagon.
Rousey was filmed by a fan this past weekend training on the beach. Watch it below:
There's no official timeline as to when Rousey will return, but suffice to say Cyborg will be looking for a fight when she does.
Cyborg's catchweight debut in the UFC against Leslie Smith, will be available via pay-per-view.