In a recent tweet, Cris Cyborg sent shockwaves through the MMA community by confirming that her journey with Bellator MMA is far from over. The announcement left fans buzzing with excitement and anticipation for what lies ahead in Cyborg’s storied career.
The Brazilian powerhouse took to Twitter to dispel any notions of her departure from Bellator, stating, “I can confirm the story of @BellatorMMA has not ended and will continue.” This revelation ignited a wave of speculation and curiosity among fans eager to learn more about Cyborg’s future plans within the promotion.
Adding to the intrigue, Cyborg revealed her upcoming opponent and the location for her return to the cage. The former Bellator featherweight champion declared, “When I make my return to MMA, it will be to face @leahmccourtmma in Belfast, Ireland, in 2024.” This strategic choice of opponent and venue only intensified the anticipation surrounding Cyborg’s return.
Criscyborg Unveils Future Plans with Bellator MMA: A Clash in Belfast and Fan Frenzy Ensue
I can confirm the story of @BellatorMMA has not ended and will continue.
When I make my return to MMA it will be to face @leahmccourtmma in Belfast Ireland in 2024
— CrisCyborg.Com (@criscyborg) November 18, 2023
Fans flooded social media platforms with their reactions, expressing a wide range of emotions. One enthusiastic supporter exclaimed, “Love this. The home crowd will support Leah, but they are passionate and knowledgeable fight fans that will give you the respect and honor you deserve. You will definitely love Belfast, looking forward to it.” The anticipation for the Belfast showdown was palpable, with fans eager to witness the clash between these two formidable fighters.
However, not all reactions were without skepticism. One fan pointed out concerns about the level of competition, stating, “A shame they can’t find competitive fights for you. McCourt’s best win is over 42-year-old Sara McMann who went up to 145.” This critique highlighted the ongoing debate about finding suitable challengers for Cyborg in the featherweight division.
For some fans, the announcement brought a sense of personal connection, as one exclaimed, “Yeo That’s where I live! Let’s go! Been calling for you to fight in Dublin for years now, but Belfast is even better. Near my house. Can’t wait.” The prospect of witnessing Cyborg’s return in their hometown fueled excitement among local supporters.
As the MMA community eagerly awaits the highly anticipated bout in Belfast, one thing is certain—Criscyborg’s journey with Bellator MMA is far from over, and her return promises to be a spectacle that will leave a lasting impact on the sport.