This Is When Cris Cyborg Will Retire From MMA
Cris Cyborg has become so dominant in her MMA career that it’ll be sad that day she retires.
But Cyborg said that won’t be happening just yet. She has a plan.
“I was thinking I might make it 20 [years],” Cyborg said when asked for a timeframe for her retirement from MMA.
“But you never know.”
Cyborg made her pro debut in the sport in May 2005 when she lost to Erica Paes by submission. But almost every single fight after that, she went on to win. Twenty of her 25 wins are by KO/TKO.
She is a former UFC champion with only one defeat in her UFC career, and her second overall, to then champion Amanda Nunes. After that loss, she defeated Felicia Spencer and left the promotion.
Next up was Bellator, where she remains undefeated and has protected her belt three times already. The last time she fought was at Bellator 271 and earned a massive KO victory in the very first round against Sinead Kavanagh.
Her next title defense will be at Bellator 279 against Arlene Blencowe (15-8-0).
“This is my plan, but you never know what is God’s plan for me. I’m very happy, happy training, and (I) still have a lot of fire in my heart, and let’s see what’s gonna happen,” Cyborg added.