The last time we saw Cris Cyborg in the Octagon, she had just lost her UFC Featherweight title to Amanda Nunes in a quick, one-sided affair. However, since then, she has been keeping busy in all the right ways.
We had reported earlier about her trip to Africa to aid humanitarian causes, but Cyborg herself sent us this account of how she’s actually been helping former UFC fighter Justin Wren in Uganda to get potable water for two villages.
Not only that, her larger fight involves empowering the Batwa Pygmies – an enslaved people made up of refugees.
Cris Cyborg – a Champion inside and outside the Octagon.
In her own words:
Recently I traveled to Uganda for a life changing experience. My team followed me to document the trip as we joined Justin Wren and his team at Fight For The Forgotten and local leaders to provide safe drinking water for two villages. Our clean water is just part of an entire Water-Land-Food initiative going on to help empower the Batwa Pygmies currently enslaved, or living as refugees. I know usually I’m promoting fight related material but this experience has reaffirmed to me the responsibilities we all have to help make this world more lovable and better for everyone. Please watch the video, it’s a 30 minute episode but it’s a story that I told them I would tell for the world. I would appreciate a share of the video to help bring awareness to the situation.