Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos won the Strikeforce women's featherweight championship all the way back in August of 2009 against Gina Carano. What seemed like a star that would be hard to keep off your TV turned into a somewhat disappointing two and a half year span as we've only seen "Cyborg" in the cage to defend her title twice.
Saturday night in the co-headline bout of Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal we'l see Cyborg defend her title against Hiroko Yamanaka. MMA Interviews caught up with the champion to do a brief video interview. Cyborg's English is coming along fantastically. She even found time to talk a little about emerging star Ronda Rousey.
Check the video out:
Quotes from the interview after the jump...
On what she expects from Yamanaka on Saturday and what she has trained for:
I train everything. I'm ready for five rounds. I train jiu jitsu, submissions, stand-up. I'm ready for all situations in fight.
On Ronda Rousey's last fight and what she thinks about fighting her:
I no watch the fight but I know she win. She's a good fighter and she want to fight me? I'm ready. She talk too much. ...She want to fight and Strikeforce put it? I'm ready.
On what she expects to happen Saturday night:
I try to do a gift for Christmas for my friends and family. A big knockout!