With UFC contract nearing completion, Cris Cyborg has secured a boxing license

UFC women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg is now a licensed boxer in the state of California.

The Brazilian juggernaut received her license on Wednesday, per a report from Ariel Helwani of…

The timing of Cyborg’s being granted a boxing license is quite convenient, as her current UFC contract will wrap up in October. Because she’s a UFC champion, however, the UFC will have an exclusive one-year window to negotiate a new contract with her. If the two parties don’t agree to a new deal Cyborg should, in theory, be allowed to go full-steam ahead on her long-discussed boxing career.