Cris Cyborg Will Likely Retire In Three Years
Cris Cyborg is planning her future.
Cyborg has competed in many MMA organizations and has come out on top in every one. She has held world champion titles in the Invicta FC, UFC and Bellator featherweight divisions. Now the question is: what’s next?
“It’s hard to say, but I think you have to really focus (in order to transition to boxing). It’s a totally different sport. But sure, if I receive good opportunities, I’ll do my best to see if I can juggle both (boxing and MMA). I want to have superfights for my fans,” she said.
“I believe I’ll be fighting for the next three years. I want to accomplish 20 years of fighting. It goes without saying that I want to have the best fights that my fans to see during that time.”
A battle between Cyborg and PFL champion Kayla Harrison has been demanded.
Kayla Harrison is a two-time PFL lightweight champion and is on course for a third.
After a great Judo career, Harrison entered the PFL and has faced criticism for the caliber of competition she has been partnered with.
“You make plans, but sometimes God has a better plan for you,” Cyborg said.
“I plan to finish my 20 years of fighting, I’m at 17 and I want to get to 20. We don’t know God’s plans, though. We stop fighting so young, so you have to be prepared for another career, other things. I’ve been working towards that, too.
“There’s Cyborg Nation, there’s the Pink Belt Fitness Camp, I have my investments. I want to do some community work, too. To give opportunities to new athletes, new people. Be a role model for people anywhere I go. That’s what I have in mind, but I leave it in God’s hands.”
Cyborg makes her boxing debut against Simone Silva on September 25. With a victory over Silva, who has a record of 17–21, Cyborg might launch this new part of her career.