Ediane Gomes will soon challenge Invicta FC featherweight champion Cris Cyborg, and the bout will air on UFC Fight Pass as part of a new deal between the promotions. "India" is not a fan of the female UFC fighters, though.
"The (female) fighters in the UFC are more worried about showing their a**es than actually fighting," Gomes told Tatame. "MMA has become a new thing because of Ronda, but she’s actually one of the few real fighters. To be in the UFC, you have to show your a**. They should just put some strippers to brawl in there, it would be better."
Gomes (10-2), who suffered her only losses against Ronda Rousey and Amanda Nunes, only respects that particular pair of UFC fighters and Cyborg. The other UFC fighters, including former Strikeforce champion Miesha Tate, are "a bunch of cans."
"Ronda deserves to be where she is now. I don’t see any fighter to beat her. The only one that could give her some trouble is Amanda Nunes. Nobody else can take her title," Gomes said. "She’s good in what she does. The others are terrible. A bunch of cans. I say this and I’m not ashamed of it. It’s ridiculous. I dream about fighting in the UFC to show the other fighters that they need to train more. Miesha is good, but she should stay as a model so she can make more money."
Gomes is willing to cut down to 135 pounds after challenging Cyborg at the featherweight division, and a win over the former Strikeforce star would help her getting into the Octagon. "India" knows it won’t be an easy fight, but she’s confident.
"She likes to brawl. I have a lot of respect for her," she said. "She’s a great athlete, everybody sees that. When we get inside the cage and the bell rings, we are going to brawl to get what we want. She’s better-rounded compared to the time when she was the Strikeforce champion. She has a good takedown defense, is aggressive, and has heavy hands. I have to surprise her. I could be stupid and stand against her, but I’m training boxing for two years now."
"I’m the underdog. That’s good," she continued. "When people are all over you is dangerous because you become cocky. I want to surprise (everybody). Cyborg is the best in the world and I’m happy to fight her. No women in MMA were capable of beating her, so I will try. It’s going to be a war. I always wanted to fight her and I know that a win over her puts me in another level."