We admit that we are not the bravest, nor the most foolhardy of the world’s populace.
That is why we survive by writing words, rather than climbing into a UFC octagon, but we cannot help but wonder what person in their right mind would get into the ring with someone with the nickname of Cyborg.
Yet, climb into the ring with Cris Cyborg (real name Cristiane Justino Venâncio) is exactly what UFC debutant Yana Kunistskaya did, although she was not in there long. She did not make it out of the first round, with the referee declaring a mercy stoppage.
UFC 222 was unique in that Kunistskaya was making her debut in a title fight, but she was no match for Cyborg.
Cyborg, in her post-fight interview with Joe Rogan, wasted no time calling out Amanda Nunes.
“She [Nunes] called me out, and when you call Cyborg out, you have to handle it.”
That sounds rather ominous, as Cyborg has the reputation as being the scariest woman in the UFC. She looks scary anywhere, not just in the UFC. She is 65.6 kg and 1.73 metres of sculpted muscle and bone that makes marble seem flabby by comparison.
Kunistskaya did not make it past the first round in her debut against the imposing Brazilian. Cyborg’s demolition of Kunistskaya took about four minutes.
In other main card action at UFC 222 in Las Vegas, Brian Ortega defeated Frankie Edgar via a first round knockout, Sean O’Malley beat Andre Soukhamthath via a unanimous decision, Andrei Arlovski defeated Stefan Struve via unanimous decision and Ketlan Vieira defeated Cat Zingano via a split decision.
We would much prefer to get in the ring with someone named Cat, as opposed to Cyborg, but let us be clear that we are not calling Zingano out.
We are waiting until someone named puppy comes along.