Cris “Cyborg” Santos Staying At 145 Pounds For Now

If Ronda Rousey had defeated Holly Holm back November, its possible that her next title fight would have been at UFC 200 against long time rival Cris “Cyborg” Santos.

Rosey lost via second round knock out, producing one of the most shocking results of the year, and now it seems that Cyborg isn’t pursuing a career at 135 pounds for now.

Cyborg was working to shed the additional weight to make the jump from 145 to 135 in hopes to face off against Rousey on a card that likely would have been one of the biggest of all time.

With Rousey now headed for a rematch with Holm when she returns at some point next year, it looks like “Cyborg” will continue with her career at featherweight instead. Invita FC President Shannon Knapp had this to say Friday:

“Cyborg’s next fight will be at 145 pounds,This will be the first time she has competed without hydrating herself with an IV so she’s made the decision to go ahead and defend her belt. Cris is a UFC athlete so the discussions about what she does in the future certainly goes on between them but especially today with the announcement that Holly (Holm) and Ronda (Rousey) will have a rematch, that will be the next fight for both, I think it does kind of take it off the table for her, kind of shelves it for a bit, I still think there’s a desire there at some point and that’s still a fight I’d like to see, whether it’s Ronda or Holly or whoever it is.”

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