Evinger Breaks Her Silence on the Cyborg Fight: ‘I’m not a puss’

Invicta Bantamweight Champion Tonya Evinger recently discussed why she feels she needs to fight Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino.

At UFC 214, Evinger will fight “Cyborg” for the vacant UFC Women’s Featherweight Championship.

In a recent interview with MMA Fighting, Evinger explained why she needed to move up in weight and fight for the UFC title.

“You know what? I’m not a puss,” Evinger said. “I know it’s a struggle to get to 145 (pounds) for her. I know what it is. It doesn’t matter, man. I’ll go home and I’ll regret this for the rest of my life. ‘I could have beat her, maybe. I don’t know. Maybe I should have took the fight. Why was I such a puss?’ I was scared to fight at 145? That’s not me, man. I’m not saying I’m gonna go out there and fight at 170 pounds tomorrow or the next fight or anything like that, but (145) is realistic. This ain’t too far off.

“I do think I’m really dominant at 135. I think I can definitely dominate at (145) and I think I can dominate at (125).”

Evinger will be making her UFC debut when she steps into the cage against Justino.

UFC 214 will take place Saturday, July 29 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.