It’s kinda unfortunate that the best female fighter in the world is currently stuck competing in front of 1000 people in Kansas City, rather than the 15,000+ in Vegas and millions through PPV who’d see her if she were in the UFC. But until the UFC women’s division is developed enough and demand for Ronda Rousey vs Cris Cyborg hits a fever pitch, that’s how things are gonna be. For now, eat a cookie and watch this great video from the All Elbows crew that takes you behind the scenes for Cris’s fight against Marloes Coenen. If you didn’t have time to watch the full 20 minute fight, this compresses the beating down into an easily digestible form.
As for how that superfight is shaping up, it doesn’t sound like Cris is any closer to dropping down to 135 than she was before. On the plus side, she mentioned she might be okay with a 140 pound catchweight. On a less promising note: Invicta FC head honchette Shannon Knapp raised some eyebrows yesterday by stating they were considering a 155 pound division for Cyborg because the cut to 145 was so rough on her.