Bellator featherweight champion Cris Cyborg believes she should still be considered the WMMA GOAT despite her loss to Amanda Nunes.
Cyborg and Nunes fought at the UFC 232 event in December 2018 with the latter emerging victorious by way of a first-round knockout. Since that time, Cyborg has moved to Bellator and is the reigning featherweight champion. Meanwhile, Nunes is currently the UFC bantamweight & featherweight champion.
During a recent interview with Henry Cejudo, Cyborg opened up about her feelings on the GOAT claims. She believes the GOAT status is based on more than just one fight, and that her career as a whole makes her more deserving of the accolade.
“You guys call Amanda GOAT, but man, she has more losses than me, she don’t stay 14 years undefeated. Okay, I lost the fight [against] her, yeah, but it happens. You know, sometimes, it’s not your day. Sometimes, it happens. But the history, how long, it’s not just about one fight.” she explained.
Cyborg spoke about a number of topics during her interview with Cejudo, including whether she would ever rematch Nunes, as well as the potential of a super-fight against PFL’s Kayla Harrison.
Watch the full interview via the video below.