Although Cris ‘Cyborg' Justino is scheduled to defend her women's featherweight title on Friday, February 27 - one day before Ronda Rousey defends her title at UFC 184 - the chances of seeing the two iconic women's champion fight remains a distinct possibility.
That is, at least, what ‘Cyborg' believes to be the case.
"You know, I believe anything is possible," she told Ariel Helwani on the MMA Hour. "I don't know. I'm trying a diet now, and [I was] before too, but before I had an injury. I'll try. If it doesn't happen at 135, we can make 145. I don't know. But I'm excited for this fight so I'm going to try my best for this fight to happen for all my fans, and for me and my family."
The Brazilian is aware that one of the main concerns raised about her fighting in the UFC, both by the UFC brass and the women's bantamweight champion, is ‘Cyborg's positive drug tests in the past. Most recently, she tested positive for the anabolic steroid stanozolol, which occurred back in 2011.
"Yeah, I went and did the tests, and I don't have any problem about this," she said. "I did four surprise tests, and I don't have a problem about this. It is my work. Everybody makes mistakes and I make one time.
Cyborg is scheduled to defend her Invicta FC title against Charmaine Tweet at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. While the contest will take place at featherweight, Cyborg is aware that a showcase performance will only get her closer to her ultimate goal of fighting for the UFC.
"I think it's a big opportunity for me again, and I'm very excited to defend my belt at 145 for Invicta."
Transcription taken from MMAFighting.com.