Watch: Cris Cyborg Attempts Ben Askren’s Watermelon Challenge

Ben Askren once famously crushed two watermelons online in a video that went viral amongst the mixed martial arts (MMA) community. If you’ve never seen it, check that out here: Now, former UFC women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg has attempted the challenge. Cyborg did so after a community outreach project in South Africa, which she […]

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Ben Askren once famously crushed two watermelons online in a video that went viral amongst the mixed martial arts (MMA) community. If you’ve never seen it, check that out here:

Now, former UFC women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg has attempted the challenge. Cyborg did so after a community outreach project in South Africa, which she documented on her official YouTube channel.

Unfortunately, Cyborg was unsuccessful, and called shenanigans on Askren’s video after she herself was unable to do so.

Check out Cyborg’s attempt here:

Cyborg hasn’t competed since her December knockout defeat to Amanda Nunes. “The Lioness” defeated Cyborg for the 145-pound title, becoming the UFC’s first-ever female “Champ Champ.” As for what’s next for Cyborg, that remains to be seen.

She has expressed interest in rematching Nunes, who is preparing for a bantamweight title defense against Holly Holm. It will be interesting to see if Nunes decides to jump back up to 145 pounds for a rematch with her fellow countrywoman.

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Cris Cyborg Suggests UFC Code Of Conduct Following McGregor-Khabib Verbal Spat

Cris Cyborg doesn’t like what she saw in the recent verbal tirade between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov. McGregor and Nurmagomedov have had a nasty rivalry since 2016. At the time, Nurmagomedov called McGregor a “chicken” who…

Cris Cyborg doesn’t like what she saw in the recent verbal tirade between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov. McGregor and Nurmagomedov have had a nasty rivalry since 2016. At the time, Nurmagomedov called McGregor a “chicken” who didn’t deserve his title shot against Eddie Alvarez. Then in April 2018, “The Eagle” and his crew confronted […]

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Cris Cyborg Trolls Fans With “Electric” April Fools Announcement

Cris Cyborg trolls fight fans with an April Fools announcement on Monday. The former UFC women’s featherweight champion got the internet talking yet again with one of her notorious April Fool’s jokes. This time it was a fake announcement about how she would be fighting Germaine De Randamie at the upcoming UFC 237 pay-per-view event. […]

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Cris Cyborg trolls fight fans with an April Fools announcement on Monday. The former UFC women’s featherweight champion got the internet talking yet again with one of her notorious April Fool’s jokes.

This time it was a fake announcement about how she would be fighting Germaine De Randamie at the upcoming UFC 237 pay-per-view event. The thing that many fans missed was the fact that this contest was going to be set in a historic electrified fence.

Obviously, this plays on history with the fellow UFC star and there’s no way that a fight would be held inside of an electrified fence. You can read the news article posted on her personal website, criscyborg.com, here:

“Cyborg, who has been in Africa training in the Jungle in anticipation for this fight, is excited to be taking part in the first “electric fence” super fight,” the story reads. “As part of this bout the UFC will be testing new technology which prevents fighters from putting their fingers through the cage fence by supplying an electrical shock to the fingertips each time they are extended into the holes of the fence, the shock is sent through the glove by a cage side member of the athletic commission.  While the technology is not new, this will be the first fight the UFC has ever used the technology in an actual fight.”

Back in 2017, Cyborg vacated her Invicta featherweight title to make the full jump to the UFC. This was when she called out Germaine de Randamie for the title at UFC 214.

However, the fight never happened as de Randamie refused to fight. The reason for that is due to willing to get stripped of the belt for not fighting Cyborg, which happened. 

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Manager Says Cris Cyborg Wants New UFC Deal

Cris Cyborg wants to stay in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and her manager is trying to ensure that the former women’s featherweight champion gets what she wants. Cyborg is one of the most dominant fighters the sport of mixed martial a…

Cris Cyborg wants to stay in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and her manager is trying to ensure that the former women’s featherweight champion gets what she wants. Cyborg is one of the most dominant fighters the sport of mixed martial arts has ever seen. Up until the end of 2018, she hadn’t been defeated […]

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Cyborg’s UFC Future Unknown After Women’s Featherweight Removed From Rankings

The latest update to the UFC’s official rankings had a glaring omission – the women’s featherweight division. The February 11-released update featured quite a few changes. On top of the entire 145-pound women’s division apparently being removed, Israel Adesanya and Montana De La Rosa gained considerable ground in their title pursuits. And Dana White’s Tuesday […]

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The latest update to the UFC’s official rankings had a glaring omission – the women’s featherweight division.

The February 11-released update featured quite a few changes. On top of the entire 145-pound women’s division apparently being removed, Israel Adesanya and Montana De La Rosa gained considerable ground in their title pursuits. And Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series alum and recent LowkickMMA interviewee Ricky Simón moved into the bantamweight elite as he now occupies the No. 14 spot.

Moreover, the ramifications in removing the entire division will no doubt be felt. Former featherweight queen Cris Cyborg has already caught wind and she sounds like she is taking it personal.

”I saw that they took my category off the site. I do not know how much that will change anything. If you do not [have] my category, you are indirectly cutting me,” Cyborg told ESPN Brazil in a recent phone interview. “So I think a lot of things are going to happen.

”Those who follow my career know about the struggle to get my UFC weight category,” she added.

Cyborg still has one fight remaining on her current UFC contract and her head coach Jason Parillo has already indicated she plans on trying to reclaim her title. That being said, if Cyborg has aspirations on fighting for five more years, she might have to take her talents elsewhere.

”I want to fight for five more years. I like to fight, it’s my job, I do not have any injuries or anything that is preventing me from fighting,” Cyborg said.

”This [elimination of the UFC’s female featherweight rankings] may try to erase my category. But it does not erase who I am. People are with me wherever I go. Wherever I’m fighting, my star will shine like it has throughout my career.”

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Cyborg’s UFC Future Unknown After Women’s Featherweight Removed From Rankings

The latest update to the UFC’s official rankings had a glaring omission – the women’s featherweight division. The February 11-released update featured quite a few changes. On top of the entire 145-pound women’s division apparently being removed, Israel Adesanya and Montana De La Rosa gained considerable ground in their title pursuits. And Dana White’s Tuesday […]

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The latest update to the UFC’s official rankings had a glaring omission – the women’s featherweight division.

The February 11-released update featured quite a few changes. On top of the entire 145-pound women’s division apparently being removed, Israel Adesanya and Montana De La Rosa gained considerable ground in their title pursuits. And Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series alum and recent LowkickMMA interviewee Ricky Simón moved into the bantamweight elite as he now occupies the No. 14 spot.

Moreover, the ramifications in removing the entire division will no doubt be felt. Former featherweight queen Cris Cyborg has already caught wind and she sounds like she is taking it personal.

”I saw that they took my category off the site. I do not know how much that will change anything. If you do not [have] my category, you are indirectly cutting me,” Cyborg told ESPN Brazil in a recent phone interview. “So I think a lot of things are going to happen.

”Those who follow my career know about the struggle to get my UFC weight category,” she added.

Cyborg still has one fight remaining on her current UFC contract and her head coach Jason Parillo has already indicated she plans on trying to reclaim her title. That being said, if Cyborg has aspirations on fighting for five more years, she might have to take her talents elsewhere.

”I want to fight for five more years. I like to fight, it’s my job, I do not have any injuries or anything that is preventing me from fighting,” Cyborg said.

”This [elimination of the UFC’s female featherweight rankings] may try to erase my category. But it does not erase who I am. People are with me wherever I go. Wherever I’m fighting, my star will shine like it has throughout my career.”

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