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Cyborg Reveals Brazilian Friends Brought Back Info From Holly Holm’s Camp

Cyborg Reveals Brazilian Friends Brought Back Info From Holly Holm’s Camp

After many, many months of hype, negotiations and a back-and-forth suspense on if the fight would be on UFC 219, Cris Cyborg will finally defend her women’s UFC featherweight title against Holly Holm.…

“MANY BRAZILIANS ARE EXCITED ABOUT THIS FIGHT. BOTH TIMES I FOUGHT IN BRAZIL AT 63.5KG, THE FANS WANTED ME TO FACE HOLLY [HOLM], AND SINCE THIS FIGHT WAS ANNOUNCED I WAS SURPRISED BY THE NUMBER OF BRAZILIAN FIGHTERS WHO OFFERED ME SUPPORT. BELIEVE IT OR NOT, I HAD SOME BRAZILIANS WHO TRAINED IN NEW MEXICO WHO CAME TO SHARE THINGS ABOUT THEIR TRAINING. ALTHOUGH I THANKED THEM FOR WANTING TO SEE ME SUCCEED AND CONTINUE REPRESENTING BRAZIL AS CHAMPION, I DID NOT LET WHAT THEY SAID INFLUENCED MY TRAINING. IN THE END, I DO NOT CARE WHAT KIND OF TRAINING SHE’S DOING FOR HER CONFIDENCE, WRESTLING OR BOXING. MY TEAM IS PREPARING ME FOR THE BEST VERSION OF HOLLY HOLM.”

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