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George Lockhart taking high road following Cris Cyborg's recent criticism

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Famed MMA nutrionist George Lockhart has a lot he could say about his time working with Cris Cyborg, but he's choosing not to open up at this time.

Instead, Lockhart, who Cyborg told MMA Fighting on Tuesday that she is no longer working with him after "the worst weight cut of my life," is choosing to take the high road.

"It sucks. It really does," Lockhart said when asked about Cyborg's comments. "You know me, I'm private with my people. I'm just not going to bad talk anybody.

"She's like my little sister. We've been together for two and a half years. We lived together. So I have no ill will towards her. But yeah, it's surprising. It sucks."

When pressed, Lockhart declined to open up about Cyborg's criticism of him throughout her training camp and after her win over Lina Ländsberg in September.

"I'm at a loss for words," he said.

Five days before the fight, she said on The MMA Hour that she still needed to cut 24 pounds, which led to concern about her health going into the main event bout. Since then, Cyborg has said she's only interested in fighting at 145 pounds, which led to UFC president Dana White revealing she has already been offered a couple fights for the inaugural featherweight title.

Regardless, she won't be working with Lockhart anymore, who helped her make weight all five times they worked together.

"I have the utmost respect for her. I wish her the best. Maybe one day I'll talk more about my experience working with her, but for now, I'd rather leave it at that."