WWE superstars say they would welcome UFC star Cris Cyborg joining the company

Cris Cyborg

WWE are an attractive proposition for sports stars who haven't started at the bottom but want to try something else.

Dan Severn, Ken Shamrock, Shayna Baszler and most notably in recent times Ronda Rousey have swapped the cage for the ring, and the majority of them have become very successful.

We may be set to see another real fighter make the transition to wrestling in the near future, and it would be a huge pick-up for WWE.

Cris Cyborg has been a huge name in MMA for a number of years now, and in 2016 she finally made her long-awaited UFC debut.

The Brazilian quickly ascended to the top of the newly-created women's featherweight division and won the title in 2017, just three fights into her UFC career.

But after a year-long reign, she was brutally picked apart by her fellow countrywoman Amanda Nunes, who knocked her out in just 51 seconds in December 2018.

It was clear she wasn't getting an immediate rematch against Nunes. She defeated Felicia Spencer at UFC 240 last month but after this, Dana White revealed that Cyborg's contract would not be renewed and her time with UFC was over.

Cris Cyborg is said to be extremely keen when it comes to joining WWE

That means she is free to make her next move - and it seems that WWE is a serious proposition.

Cyborg took a photo outside the WWE Performance Center in Orlando back in January and when speaking to MMA Fighting shortly after about the possibility of fighting Ronda Rousey in the future, Cyborg stated she 'loves challenges' when WWE was mentioned.

It seems like her potential arrival in WWE would be warmly welcomed, as both Samoa Joe and Sonya Deville - who has an MMA background - have both spoke positively about her.

"I know she's tremendously interested. If she is willing to come in and make a contribution and there is something there that we can build-up and promote then yeah, I am all for it - I'd love to see her here," Joe admitted to SkySports.

And Deville seconded Joe's comments, and that match-up would certainly turn a few heads.

Sonya Deville - a superstar with an MMA background - is intrigued by Cyborg potentially joining WWE

"I would like to work with Cyborg, she's obviously very dominated in the MMA world, I still haven't got my shot with Rousey so maybe one at a time," said Deville.

"I think [Rousey] will be back. She's a natural-born killer so she can't stay out too long."

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