Cris Cyborg suffered a devastating first-round knockout loss to Amanda Nunes in the co-headliner of Saturday’s UFC 232 pay-per-view event, losing her UFC featherweight title.
Cyborg (20-2, 1 NC), who hadn’t been defeated since 2005, spoke about the loss in a chat with ESPN reporter, Brett Okamoto.
“I feel okay, I feel good. My heart broke a little bit of course, but it’s the fight game. One day you lose, one day you win. That’s it, I have to continue doing the job“. Cyborg said.
“I just feel like it was not my day. We did everything, I trained everything. Amanda, it’s her time.” she continued.
Some may see it as a massive shock that Cyborg lost the fight in such a dominant fashion, however the Brazilian says she never said she was ‘invincible’ and is in no hurry for the rematch, although makes it clear she’ll never “run from a fight”.
“I never said I was invincible. One day you lose, one day you win. I would like to always be the champion in the hearts of people.” she said.
“I don’t know [about rematching] immediately. I have to talk to UFC and my team. I don’t run from a fight, I’m a fighter and I’m going to fight.” she concluded.
UFC 232 took place on Sunday December 29 from The Forum in Inglewood, California, United States. The main card featuring Cyborg vs. Nunes was aired live on pay-per-view from 10pm EST.