Cris Cyborg open to boxing twice in 2022, wants to fight multi-champ boxer Katie Taylor in Ireland or Brazil

Cris Cyborg has big plans with only 3 months remaining in the year.

On this week’s episode of MMA Fighting’s Trocação Franca, Cyborg said she hasn’t made a decision regarding her future in MMA, but she’s leaning toward re-signing with Bellator.

She also explained why she hasn’t left the sport to become a full-time boxer.

“I don’t know if there are many girls to box, but I want to defend my belt [in Bellatpr],” said Cyborg, who will compete in a 154-pound match. “I want to continue fighting MMA, but I know it’s hard to do both sports [at the same time], you have to focus on one or the other. If I have other opportunities [to box], absolutely. We’ll see. We don’t know about tomorrow. Let’s focus first on this one, and then we’ll see what the future holds, then I’ll know the answer to this question.”

Reports indicated earlier this year that a match between Cyborg and multi-title champ Katie Taylor could be in the works for December. Cyborg said for her part, she’s down to dance.

“Who knows,” Cyborg said of meeting the 2012 Olympic gold medalist, who is 21-0 as a professional and has defended the WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO, and The Ring female lightweight titles. “Maybe fight her in her area [Ireland], right? They are crazy about the sport there, big fans really. Who knows. Or maybe in Brazil, right? We’ll see.”

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