Evangelista ‘Cyborg’ Santos and Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino separated in 2011, after six years of marriage. It is not entirely usual for an ex-husband to sing the praises of his former wife, but that is exactly what Cyborg did of Cyborg, in a recent interview with Guilherme Cruz for MMA Fighting.
Cris Cyborg fights Leslie Smith at a catchweight of 140 at UFC 198 on May 14, 2016 at Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil. Evangelista Cyborg says his ex-wife will show the world she is the best WMMA fighter to date. Also, the ire that is often reserved for exes, in this case was directed at the UFC.
“They treat fighters like dogs to promote their events and make money,” said Santos. “They only promote McGregor, this piece of s***. And Ronda was created by the media. Cris destroys her. They should have signed Cris a long time ago. She’s the best in the world, there’s no one to beat her. She’s a warrior who never gives up, but these douchebags in the UFC spent years making fun of her. The UFC is full of douchebags. The way they treat fighters is ridiculous. I never wanted to fight in the UFC for any money. They are destroying the sport.”
“Cris is by far the number one and there’s no one to beat her, but she didn’t have the opportunity to show that yet because the UFC has boycotted her. They want a pretty girl like Ronda, they don’t want real fighters. The UFC knows people would compare Ronda and Cris. They made Ronda become a star, and when she was finally tested she got beat up badly and gave up. Ronda is not a real fighter. A real fighter goes down but comes back. It’s easy to be a fighter when it’s all good.”
“Cris will show the world everything she has to offer. She has a good boxing, good knees, good wrestling, and her ground and pound is as devastating as Fedor and Velasquez’s.”
Cyborg Evangelista recently made his Bellator MMA debut, at welterweight, where he tapped Brennan Ward in 30 seconds.