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Cris Cyborg wants to test herself in the boxing ring like Conor McGregor

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Cris Cyborg Invicta 11 Esther Lin, Invicta FC

Although a lot of the MMA fan base are growing tired of hearing some of the bigger names in the sport try to align themselves with boxing bouts, it’s likely to happen a lot more with Zuffa Boxing set to emerge in 2018.

On Thursday’s UFC 219 conference call, Cris Cyborg claimed that she would like to do one boxing fight, having tested herself in different combat sports like Muay Thai and Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

The Brazilian claimed that she would regret turning down an opportunity to get into the boxing ring at the end of her career.

“I love to compete. I was competing when I was 12-years-old. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, but you learn,” she said.

“I like to compete in everything I like to compete in jiu-jitsu, I like to compete in wrestling and Muay Thai, and if I have a chance to compete in boxing one day, why not? I think when you train in just one sport separately you learn more.

“It would be really nice to finish my career and maybe do one boxing fight, but I don’t know if that will happen.”

According to Cyborg, she has already told Dana White that she would like to follow in Conor McGregor’s footsteps and compete in boxing once.

“Dana knows that. I told him if I had an opportunity like McGregor to do one boxing fight, yeah I would like to do that. I love my job, I love to fight and I love to compete,” said Cyborg.

“I don’t want to end my career and think about why I didn’t do it. I want to do it. I must train hard and do what I have in front of me when they have an opportunity for me.”