18. UFC Fighter Challenges Former SmackDown Champion
UFC Fighter Cris Cyborg has challenged former SmackDown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch to a match at SummerSlam 2017. Below is what WWE posted about this:
UFC fighter Cris Cyborg challenges Becky Lynch
Becky Lynch doesn’t officially have an opponent for SummerSlam quite yet, but another former champion has thrown down the gauntlet for what would be a dream bout at The Biggest Event of the Summer. Former Strikeforce Women’s Featherweight Champion and former Invicta FC World Featherweight Champion Cris Cyborg posted a fan-made fantasy match-up graphic depicting herself against Lynch, writing that if the UFC’s Ronda Rousey isn’t stepping into the WWE ring in the near future, she’s happy to mix it up with SmackDown LIVE’s “Straight Fire.”
The former SmackDown Women’s Champion responded shortly after, saying she’d have no issues throwing down with the UFC powerhouse.
Below are their tweets:
— #UFC214 CyborgNation (@criscyborg) July 14, 2017
I've never backed down from a challenge. Come at me bro. https://t.co/vbi7miqnRC
— Becky Lynch (@BeckyLynchWWE) July 14, 2017
The pair traded Twitter barbs earlier this week, with Cyborg sending an incendiary response to Triple H’s tweet inviting Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather to Raw, and Becky throwing a stinging jab in response.
— #UFC214 CyborgNation (@criscyborg) July 12, 2017
Are you sure Dana would let you? Seeing as he doesn't seem to let you do much else? https://t.co/M5cDwnbGXx
— Becky Lynch (@BeckyLynchWWE) July 12, 2017
There’s already a strong UFC presence in the Mae Young Classic, with Rousey’s training partner Shayna Baszler competing in the tournament with the support of her fellow “Four Horsewomen.” Might Cyborg soon cross the ropes? If she does, The Irish Lass Kicker, it seems, will be waiting.