Miesha Tate, reigning UFC bantamweight champ, feels she has nothing to lose if a match between her and Cris Cyborg were to take place.
Miesha Tate is ready to take on any challenger that comes her way, including Cris “Cyborg” Justino.
In a recent story from MMA Fighting, the new women’s bantamweight champ appeared during a fan question and answer segment ahead of UFC Fight Night in Brisbane, Australia and addressed all the rumors surrounding the fight pitting her against the Brazilian.
“I’ve been hearing [the rumors] for such a long time, I just don’t really know, I haven’t had that confirmed. But I am open to that fight,” said Tate. “Maybe doing it at a catchweight at 140. You know, I have nothing but respect for ‘Cyborg.’ She freaking eats girls for breakfast. She’s amazing. And it’s like, what do I have to lose in that fight? I go out there and give it everything I have, and if I’m able to take out Goliath, then I am. Yeah, I would love to step in there with someone of her caliber.”
Tate (18-5) became the face of the bantamweight division after snatching the title from Holly Holm. Previously, a catchweight superfight between Cris Cyborg and then-unbeaten Ronda Rousey was in the works, but never materialized.
Justino (15-1, 1 NC), on the other hand, is the current Invicta FC featherweight championship, but is in talks to make her debut in UFC 198 on May 14.
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