Brazilian Mayor Orders The Destruction Of Cris Cyborg Mural

The mayor of Curitiba, Brazil has decided to remove a long standing mural of women’s UFC featherweight champion Cris Cyborg.

A mural remains in Afonso Botelho square within the city, painted just shy of Cyborg’s fight against Leslie Smith back in 2016. The mural depicts the now reigning UFC champion in high esteem.

As reported by MMA Fighting, Mayor Rafael Greca has decided to remove the mural following his 2017 election. Speaking to the news source, Greca revealed that he does not believe white marble should be painted upon.

”The temporary, precarious mural, painted on marble, was deteriorated,” Greca said. “On a regular wall, of course,” the Mayor stated, concerning the possibility of another mural tribute to the fighter.

Speaking on the mural’s removal, Cyborg told MMA Fighting:

“It’s not deleting my image in the square that my story goes out. There is no way to erase the main place where I am marked, the heart of my fans and followers. That’s the most important thing.”

Check out a photo of the mural down below:

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