With the inclusion of the women’s 135 lb. division in the UFC, former Strikeforce Women’s Featherweight Champion Cristiane “Cyborg” has found herself left out in the cold.
The Chute Boxe product recently revealed that she was told by her physician that making 135 lb. could cause longterm damage to her body, even keep her from bearing children. UFC legend and manager to Cyborg, Tito Ortiz, has simply told the Brazilian to take her talents elsewhere; but It’s clear that the UFC wants to make the dream fight with current bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey a reality.
The promotion has even extended an olive branch of sorts in the form of Mike Dolce. As Dana White recently revealed, “we have an expert who can help you lose weight in a healthy way. We have Mike Dolce, who has wrestlers lose weight and still feel good and it’s all about your diet. He is 100 percent ready to work with her and will not cost anything to Cris.”
Dolce, a former fighter and dietician to the stars of MMA, has a lengthy resume that features some of the world’s foremost fighters.