Cris Cyborg appears to be jumping on the train towards a potential move to the UFC – with the help of famed nutritionist Mike Dolce.
Dolce told MMAWeekly.com recently that he has been hired to work with Cyborg in hopes of getting her down to 135 pounds, setting up a potential blockbuster female MMA match with Ronda Rousey. Rousey, of course, has an upcoming title defense with Liz Carmouche set for next month with her UFC bantamweight title on the line.
Previously, Cyborg and her team had stated she could not make the drop to 135 pounds without possibly having future issues with her body. Dolce doesn’t believe that to be the case.
She’ll be 135 pounds. It will be the healthiest she’s been her entire career and it will be the best performance of her entire career, or I would not have taken the job. I can’t risk having an athlete under-perform as a result of a weight cut. I would never jeopardize an athletes health.
No time-table has been set for the lifestyle change to begin for Cyborg. UFC president Dana White recently stated that there would be no signed female UFC matches until after the Rousey-Carmouche bout.