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Cris Cyborg To Enter Boxing? Obtains License To Box in California

MMA superstar Cris Cyborg is following in the footsteps of Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz.

The feared UFC women's featherweight champion has been granted a boxing license by the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC).

Cyborg's contract with UFC is set to expire in October. She is reportedly looking to compete in the junior middleweight limit of 154-pounds.

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With her UFC contract set to expire in the near future, she may have obtained a boxing license to apply pressure on the UFC to offer her a better deal in upcoming negotiations.

The UFC has been trying reach a deal to match Cyborg against former champion, Holly Holm, an ex-beltholder in the UFC and boxing.

Cyborg, 32-years-old and undefeated since making her MMA debut in 2005, discussed her interest in a boxing run a few weeks ago.

She is very good friends with two-time Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields, who recently captured the IBF, WBC super middleweight titles. The two of them have sparred with each other in training camp.

When discussing last month's mega-bout between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor - she was confident Mayweather would be too much for her UFC stablemate.

"I’d like to box,” Cyborg said. "Claressa and I trained together and there’s no one better for you to train but an Olympic medalist. She’s fast. It’s good to train with someone better than you because you evolve, you see more things. But I would definitely box if I have an opportunity like McGregor.”

"It’s different when you train with someone that knows boxing [like Shields]. But when you train with someone that doesn’t know boxing … it’s not that McGregor doesn’t know boxing, but he’s not a boxer his entire life. When you’re sparring with someone that is not from boxing it’s more difficult because he throws a different jab compared to a boxer, has different faints, so there are more surprises."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Eff Pandas on 09-07-2017

Oh randomly for the MMA fighters boxing Michael "Venom" Page aka MVP (12-0 in MMA, 1-0 in kickboxing although he's got a sh^tton of amateur kickboxing titles) is making his pro debut on that Joe Joyce card next month. He's…

Comment by TRTboy on 09-07-2017

She would wreck low, mid to even some champ caliber fighters because women's boxing is very shallow. That lady is 10x more manly than Malignaggi. Like if I was to pick who I'd rather fight to the I'd pick Malignaggi.

Comment by jaded on 09-07-2017

[QUOTE=Willy Wanker;18023623]Cyborg held her own against a Muay Thai champion in Muay Thai rules match, but was still outclassed and knocked down a few times. She got beat clearly but didn't do bad considering she's only had two pro Muay…

Comment by petero on 09-07-2017

Hahaha to funny

Comment by harwri008 on 09-07-2017

[QUOTE=WesternChamp;18023105]she sparred claressa shields not to long ago and actually did good against her. dont know much about women boxing but isnt claressa shield on floyd's level for women boxing?[/QUOTE] I guess if you're looking at her Olympic pedigree she…

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