Flint’s Claressa Shields Spars With UFC Fighter Cris Cyborg
Two of the greatest fighters in combat sports came together to spar and put on one hell of a show!
Fresh off of her championship victory, Claressa Shields went toe to toe with one of the greatest MMA fighters today, Cris Cyborg.
Not to downplay Cyborg's talent, but in the video you can clearly see why Claressa is one of the best to ever do it. Cyborg is a BEAST. With a record of 17-1, 15 wins by knockout, this wasn't a walk in the park for Shields. If you've watched any of Cyborg's fights you know that she is a monster at 145lbs. She dominates every opponent she has fought, and her upcoming title fight with Megan Anderson will be her biggest fight of her career. Its great to see Cyborg train with Shields and work more on her boxing game. It would be a dream to see these two actually fight in a ring (or octagon), but honestly this is just as good to see two legends go at it.
Not only did Shields and Cyborg have an incredible sparring session, but they also sat down for an interview to talk MMA, Connor McGreggor, and more. Check it out below.
It would be amazing to see Shields fight in MMA, but for now its smart to keep winning in boxing. Shields gets better and better with every fight, so why leave a sport that you are dominating to switch gears and try MMA? It makes no sense. I can't wait to see Shields to evolve more and keep winning. The fact that she hasn't even hit her prime yet is proof that this is just the beginning and we are watching a boxing icon.