Cyborg (18-1-0, 1 NC) will defend her belt against Holm on December 30, however it appears she may already know the latter’s game plan heading into the fight.
“Believe it or not, I’ve actually had a few Brazilians who have trained in New Mexico share things with me about her training,” Cyborg told FanSided.
Despite this knowledge, Cyborg says she will not be influenced by what she has heard.
“While I appreciate them wanting to see me succeed and continue to represent Brazil as a champion, I haven’t really let what they’ve said influence my training,” Cyborg said. “At the end of the day, I don’t care what type of training she is doing for her confidence, wrestling or boxing, my team is preparing me for the best version of Holly Holm.”
“Holly is a unique fighter. However, she has done a lot of rounds of boxing, and even in MMA she has more career fight time than I do,” she continued. “My team has been able to view a lot of fight footage of her and brought in specific fighters who can replicate how she strikes and the sequences she likes to do with her offense.”
UFC 219 takes place on December 30 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. The event will be aired live on pay-per-view from 10pm EST.