Cris Cyborg admits ‘heart broke a little’ after knockout loss to Nunes, hopes ‘to always be champion in the hearts of people’

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 suffers her first loss since 2002.

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.

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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.

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2 comments

  1. I don’t think beating Cyborg necessarily makes Amanda the female GOAT. Cyborg still has more career wins and fewer career losses. To be the GOAT, Amanda should beat Cyborg one more time (to make sure this win was not a fluke), should avenge her loss to Cat Zingano, and beat 2 or 3 other high ranked fighters, such as Holly Holm. If she can do all that, then she is the GOAT.

  2. I think putting the GOAT title on Nunes can only hurt her. She is simply a fighter that beat arguably the best (Cyborg) and the most known (Rousey). Give her time. Let her continue her career and don’t throw labels on her that she will feel forced to live up to. If she is the GOAT, in her next fight if she were to lose to a fighter with a 2-5 record would that fighter then be considered the GOAT? Labels are misleading and hurtful to careers

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