Invicta FC featherweight champion and UFC fighter Cris “Cyborg” Justino became a U.S. citizen on Tuesday.
Cyborg may not have gotten her wish to fight in the UFC’s inaugural women’s 145-pound title fight, but she still garnered a new title, that of Brazilian American.
“I’m proud to officially call myself a Brazilian American starting today!” Cyborg exclaimed on her Facebook page.
After undergoing the lengthy naturalization process, Cyborg cemented her citizenship alongside 2,300 other people at a swearing in ceremony in Los Angeles.
“It’s the opportunity for me (to) give back for the American community what they give to me. I can vote. I can participate more,” said Cyborg. “It is making me appreciate everything they (gave) to me.”
(Photo courtesy of Cris Cyborg | Video courtesy of Associated Press)