When the Cyborg sparred with the Olympian

This was a video that made the Internet back in June. It features Cris “Cyborg” Justino and Claressa Shields sparring before they captured their respective world titles.

This is great on many levels. You have one of the best MMA fighters out there training with a two-time Olympic medalist who is coming along in the pro boxing world. Both athletes have made their marks on their sport and will continue to do great things.

What I love about this video is the respect between them. A lot of times you see MMA fighters – well it’s mostly fans and fighters who haven’t been that relevant in a long time – trash talk about boxing and vice versa. It’s cool these two came together to spar and I’m sure they learned quite a bit from one another.


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