Cris “Cyborg” Justino has repeatedly said she can’t make 135, and on Monday, she relayed more evidence to that fact.
The Invicta FC featherweight champ is scheduled to fight Lina Lansberg at UFC Fight Night 95, and the bout is contracted at a catch-weight of 140. Well on Monday, “Cyborg” appeared on “The MMA Hour”, and the Brazilian star reported the following (quote via MMA Fighting.com):
“I fly from America to Brazil [five days ago] 168 pounds,” Justino said. “Today, I wake up 165.”
So, yeah. This means the Brazilian star has 24 more pounds to go. The article notes that for her last bout, which was also fought at 140, she was 153 when fight week began. Hopefully all goes well, but it sounds like this week is going to be hell for the renowned fighter.
Case in point, “Cyborg” also said that “a lot of things have to be put on the table” before she fights at 140 again.