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CagePotato Interview: Cris Cyborg Discusses Invicta FC 6 Title Fight Against Marloes Coenen, Her Relationship With Tito Ortiz, And Why She Isn’t in the UFC


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Fresh off her one-round devastation of Fiona Muxlow at Invicta FC 5 in April, former Strikeforce champion Cristiane “Cris Cyborg” Justino Venancio will return to the cage against Marloes Coenen at Invicta FC 6 on July 13th, in a bout that will determine the first Invicta featherweight champion.

CagePotato.com reporter Brian J. D’Souza caught up to Cyborg at The Gym @ 99 Sudbury in Toronto, where they discussed her journey from handball player to dominant mixed martial artist, the contract terms that kept her from signing with the UFC, and her upcoming rematch with Coenen. Plus, Cyborg spoke out about her current relationships with her manager Tito Ortiz and her ex-husband Evangelista Santos, and the differences between sparring with men and women.

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Natalia- May 30, 2013 at 1:48 pm
If you think Louise`s story is great..., last pay-check my cousin's step-mum made $7626 sitting there thirteen hours a week from there house and there neighbor's half-sister`s neighbour has done this for five months and easily made more than $7626 part-time from their labtop. the guide on this address, ======grand4.com=====
DARKHORSE06- May 29, 2013 at 10:46 pm
This dude isn't in the UFC because he would kill Rhonda...which nobody wants to see.
BrianDSouza- May 29, 2013 at 8:34 pm
danomite: With diuretics, water immersion baths, sauna, dieting, etc it seems fighters can make any weight no matter how ridiculous. The UFC contract was the stumbling block, plain and simple.

Cyborg was very nice on this day. It was sunny and all the students were in a good mood. And it's true what I've heard from numerous other fighters-- no one dares say to a person's face the insulting things they repeat behind closed doors or anonymously on the internet.
fucka fish- May 29, 2013 at 6:07 pm
Why are all those brazilian fighters I try to hate, so fking nice during interviews, makes me guilty of bashing them all the time. And who is that tranny Brian was interviewing?
danomite- May 29, 2013 at 6:00 pm
She seems like a really nice lady. Now I feel bad for all the jokes I've made over the years. I don't understand why she can't make 135. You were standing right next to her brian, does she look too big for 135 to you?
BrianDSouza- May 29, 2013 at 5:37 pm
This reminds me of the Seinfeld episode with Raquel Welch for some reason: http://youtu.be/KQrJ7Jcendo
Fried Taco- May 29, 2013 at 2:00 pm
Yeah Brian, what is up with that "I'm a little teacup" pose? Is that your trademark interviewing style?
itsgalf- May 29, 2013 at 1:22 pm
Brian was flaring out his left elbow too much
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