Cris Cyborg may finally get her wish to compete in a boxing ring.
Newly-crowned Bellator featherweight champion Cyborg collected another 145-pound title when she finished Julia Budd at Bellator 238, becoming the first fighter in MMA history to win championships in four major promotions.
Already with one of the most decorated careers in women’s MMA history, Cyborg would be making even more history if she ever stepped into a boxing ring. She once sported a “Cyborg vs. Braekhus 2019” T-shirt in 2018, campaigning for a fight with undefeated boxing world champion Cecilia Braekhus.
And Cyborg has now renewed focus on the contest by taking to Twitter to spark up interest in a potential fight with Braekhus in a rather sarcastic way, which ended up generating quite a quick response.
“We tried to make this fight in 2019,but was told to wait. @criscyborg wanted a boxing match first. If that is not the case anymore than let us know,we are here and ready to make this historical fight
With this verbal agreement in place, we may be one step closer to finally seeing someone from women’s MMA crossover to boxing. UFC dual-champ Amanda Nunes and boxing champ Claressa Shields have also gone back-and-forth regarding a potential fight but haven’t gotten close to a deal.