10 Things You May Not Have Known About Cris Cyborg



Cris "Cyborg" Santos is one of the most tenacious fighters in the history of women's MMA. Simultaneously one of the greatest and most aggressive fighters in women's MMA history, she's been a pro since 2005 and has been a wrecking ball all along the way. A former Strikeforce and UFC champion, she's currently fighting Bellator where she's gone 3-0 and captured the featherweight title in that promotion as well.


While Cyborg is known as one of the greatest fighters of all time, there are still lots that fans don't know about the fighter herself when it comes to who she is out of the cage.


10. Cyborg's First Sport was Handball

Unlike many fighters, Cyborg didn't train in martial arts as a child and didn't do it growing up. Cyborg was playing handball at a national level in Brazil and had actually earned multiple college scholarships as a result.


It was Cyborg's success playing handball that got her noticed by trainers in the popular Chute-Box MMA gym, which led to them convincing her to give MMA a try. The rest is history.


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