The former UFC women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg was released by the UFC earlier this year in a rather shocking turn of events. Cyborg has since signed on for the UFC’s rival American promotion, Scott Coker’s Bellator MMA. Cyborg has now done an extremely sensational topless photo shoot ahead of her Bellator debut.
Cyborg is all set to straight away take on Bellator MMA’s women’s featherweight champion Julia Budd in her promotional debut at Bellator 239.
Cyborg did a promotional topless photoshoot for Larissa Reis, a female IFBB professional bodybuilding athlete. She recently posted one picture from the photoshoot on her Instagram. You can check out the photo down below:
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🤗🤭🤫❤️ #Repost @larissareis007 with @get_repost ・・・ @criscyborg, you are so beautiful. From the old days of Brazil until now you have never changed. You are my authentic and genuine friend that inspires me. I love you and am so happy for you. Being respected in your new organization has already opened new doors and you have never been afraid of change. You have always invited change and life’s most difficult challenges. You are my champion and I will always have a beautiful place in my heart for you. Women worldwide love and support you. You inspire us with courage to pass through our fears. I will be there with you at your @bellatormma debuted in Jan to love and support you in this next chapter of life! #cyborgnation #Bellator #photoshoot📷 •••••••••••••••••••••••••• 🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷 @criscyborg, você é tão bonita. Desde os velhos tempos do Brasil até agora você nunca mudou. Você é minha amiga autêntica e genuine que me inspira. Eu te amo e estou muito feliz por você. Ser respeitada em sua nova organização já abriu novas portas e você nunca teve medo de mudar. Você sempre convidou mudanças e os desafios mais difíceis da vida. Você é minha campeã sempre terei um lugar bonito no meu coração para você. As mulheres em todo o mundo amam e apoiam você. Você nos inspira com coragem para passar por nossos medos. Eu estarei lá com você no seu @bellatormma debut em janeiro para amar e apoiá-la neste próximo capítulo da vida! #cyborgnation #bellator 🇧🇷 #photoshoot 📸
Previously in her last interview given to MMA Fighting, Cyborg had shed some more light on leaving the UFC and signing for Bellator MMA. Here’s what she had to say:
My fans were ready for something new. The constant struggle with my previous promoter was draining and made it difficult for both sides to really promote one another. It’s hard to get behind a promoter when they are saying you are afraid to take fights and then forcing you to sit for almost an entire year because they haven’t built a division for you to compete in.