A newly released video of Cris Cyborg shows the Brazilian fighter dealing with defeat for the first time on screen after she suffered her first loss since 2005 at UFC 232.
On her own personal YouTube channel, the fighter documents her pre-fight routine and post-fight reaction as she deals with the complexities of the fight game.
As usual, she prepares herself with all the energy and excitement she displays in the Octagon.
The Brazilian warms up with her trainer and looks in good shape as she does some pad work in-front of her team as she always does to prepare herself.
But the second half of the video is a little different this time as the dominant Brazilian was stopped just 49 seconds into UFC 232 by countrywoman Amanda Nunes.
The 135-pound fighter, making her first appearance in the featherweight division, stunned the UFC crowds as well as Cyborg who failed to deal with Nunes’ speed.
And when the vlog returns after the fight, Cyborg is visibly quieter.
Despite losing the title belt that was effectively created with her in mind, the former-champion handles the loss in a respectful and controlled demeanour.
As she is consoled by various friends and family, including Actress Halle Berry, Cyborg talks of her desires for a rematch with Nunes as well as whoever may now fancy their chances against her.
(From 11:00 onwards is Cyborg after the fight)
When UFC president Dana White arrives to console her, the conversation predictably ends up with her asking him about where the future will take her.
White suggests, “We’ll get together and talk and see what you want to do next.”
Given what she says in the video to her team, its likely that Cyborg will attempt a rematch with Nunes, but with a new champion on the throne, she may have to wait a little while.
The video concludes with an apology from her about the loss and a promise to her fans to get straight back into the cage and regain her title in 2019.
One thing’s for sure, Cyborg isn’t going anywhere, and we pity anyone who stands in her way back to the top step.