- Ask Cris "Cyborg" Justino her thoughts on Ronda Rousey or cutting weight and the Brazilian gets a little testy. Justino, the reigning Invicta FC featherweight champion, returns to the Octagon this Saturday night at UFC Fight Night 95 to take on Lina Lansberg in the main event. Over the past several days, Justino has been bombarded with questions about the cut to 140 pounds for the catchweight contest.
"I'm getting down. It'll be OK," she said during an interview on UFC Tonight. "This time we used birth control. I hold more water, and have less time to make 140. I think it'll be OK. I trust George Lockhart. I hope everything will be OK on Friday."
Reports that Cyborg has had to cut 20-plus pounds just this week have filled social media. She offered up some insight into it all and did say that she feels capable of making the signed weight.
As for her nemesis, Rousey, that is another question that continues to be presented to her. The two have long been rumored for a potential fight, though Rousey is currently sidelined.
"Before when she was the champion she said she wanted to fight me. She said come to 135. Maybe we can fight at 140," Cyborg said. "You can't be selfish. This fight is not for me and her, it's for all the fans. All the fans are waiting for her."
- The UFC 205 card set for November from Madison Square Garden finally has some official fights. No main event, though, has been tabbed by the promotion. During "UFC Tonight" Wednesday, it was reported that the entire fight card will be unveiled during a Tuesday press conference in New York City by UFC president Dana White.
Five fights were made official for November 12, as Donald Cerrone meets Kelvin Gastelum, Frankie Edgar takes on Jeremy Stephens, Tim Kennedy battles Rashad Evans, Tim Boetsch squares off with Rafael Natal and Liz Carmouche tangles with Katlyn Chookagian. Cerrone was expected to face Robbie Lawler, but the former champion bowed out. Evans will be making his middleweight debut opposite Kennedy.