Cyborg Implies That She’s The Female G.O.A.T., Not Joanna

Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino does not believe UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk has done enough to be referred to as one of the greatest of all time.

“Joanna is a great athlete and an example of what the UFC machine can do in terms of promotion and marketing,” Cyborg told MMA Fighting. “Of my last five fights, three were on Fight Pass. Joanna fought once on Fight Pass, was on the TV show Ultimate Fighter, and she normally fights as co-main event under fighters like (Conor) McGregor and Ronda (Rousey). You can do a lot of marketing over any athlete, but I’m the only athlete, men or women, that finished 90 percent of her fights by knockout.”

Justino continued by saying former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey was a fighter who wasn’t great but was just highly promoted.

“Who’s the best MMA fighter of all times, I always left that for fans to decide,” she said. “Media can influence some fans, but the truth always appears, as it did with the American hero Ronda Rousey.”

Justino also contemplated where her career could be if the UFC had given her the opportunities that the promotion gave to Rousey or Jedrzejczyk.

“My UFC debut was a year ago, but, in reality, I’ve already fought five fights on my UFC contract,” Justino said. “If the UFC would’ve given me my belt just like they did with Ronda Rousey, I would have broken the record of title defenses already. I’m undefeated for 10 years and I’m a world champion, to take this title someone has to defeat me.”