This past Saturday at the UFC 214 pay-per-view event, Cris Cyborg picked up her first ever UFC world championship, knocking out Tonya Evinger in the third round to win the UFC featherweight title.
It appears Cyborg (18-1-0, 1 NC) now has her sights set on challenging a world champion from the world of pro-wrestling. Speaking on her social media page following the victory, the Brazilian called out former WWE Smackdown women’s champion, Becky Lynch.
“I won my UFC 214 fight. Triple H, now I want Becky Lynch in the WWE at Summerslam” Cyborg wrote on her Twitter page.
Summerslam is an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view event which this year is set to take place on August 20th.
Professional wrestling is a form of performance art which combines athletics with theatrical performance. The matches have predetermined outcomes to heighten entertainment value and all combative maneuvers are executed with the full cooperation of those involved and carefully performed in specific manners intended to lessen the chance of actual injury. These facts were once kept highly secretive, but are now a widely accepted open secret.
Fight fans, what do you think? Would you like to see Cris Cyborg make her professional wrestling debut at the Summerslam 2017 pay-per-view event? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.
Summerslam 2017 takes place on August 20, 2017, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The event will be aired live on pay-per-view and the WWE Network.