CYBORG NEEDS TO FACE TOP FIGHTERS

Cristiane "Cyborg" Justino has several MMA accolades and is now looking to leave her mark in the UFC. Photo Courtesy: Mark Dunn
Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino has several MMA accolades, accomplishments and titles and is now looking to leave her mark in the UFC. Photo Courtesy: Mark Dunn

By Kyler Kuehler

Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino is possibly one of the greatest as well as one of the most dangerous female athletes to compete in the sport of mixed martial arts. She has maintained a record of 17-1, 1 NC with both her UFC victories being dominant performances (at catchweight: 140).

Cyborg looks to be on a roll ever since she signed with the UFC with her attention turning towards a future title shot at bantamweight. Now that is probably what Dana White and the UFC are planning to do sometime in the near future, but before they decide if she should get one, Cyborg must first prove herself worthy and by proving herself worthy she needs to face top bantamweight contenders at the 135 limit and not face rookies or lower ranked fighters to try and make herself look good.

Yeah, Cyborg has been a dominating female athlete throughout her career, but within her career questions have come about with the steroid allegations and possibly the main key to why she has been so dominant.

Now with a more advanced drug testing system the UFC has created she seems to be cleared of steroid allegations altogether and is really trying hard to keep her weight down to make the 135 mark. That is a good start so far to her trying to make a new career for herself, but she still has much more to prove before she gets anywhere near UFC gold. By facing top fighters in the women’s bantamweight division will surely help her prove herself to the UFC as well as the rest of the world.

In the UFC there is much more competition than any other organization in progress or that there ever was and for Cyborg to face fighters like Cat Zingano, Julianna Pena, Holly Holm, Miesha Tate, Amanda Nunes or even Ronda Rousey and walk away victorious will surely show that Cyborg indeed is now ready to fight for the title with the possibility of becoming the new women’s champion the company has been looking for.

But until she manages to cut her weight down to 135 and begins to fight these top dogs then she really has not proven the type of female athlete she really is.