Cristiane Justino has joined forces with Mia St. John, a former boxing opponent of Holly Holm, to help her prepare for her featherweight title defense against “The Preacher’s Daughter” at UFC 219 in December.
On The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani, UFC featherweight champion Cris Cyborg revealed that she is brining in boxer Mia St. John, who fought Holm in boxing in 2005, to help her prepare for the highly anticipated bout.
“Yeah, we’re gonna start training this week,” Cyborg told Helwani. “I feel ready, I train hard, I’m excited for this fight.”
Cyborg and St. John are teaming together to prepare for the biggest fight of Cyborg’s career and to raise awareness for mental health.
— #UFC219 #CyborgVHolm (@criscyborg) November 20, 2017
Hitting the bag 2day! 🥊Sparring @criscyborg next week! She #fights @HollyHolm on #UFC219 12/30 I fought Holly in #Boxing so I know this is the BEST #FIGHT in #MMA now!👊🏽Cris & I are raising awareness 4 #MENTALHEALTH so tune in2 @TMZ_Sports next week & hashtag MENTALHEALTH🎗💚 pic.twitter.com/9vYq52v6hI
— Mia St. John (@MiaStJohnBoxer) November 18, 2017