Thunder Rosa discusses training with Cris Cyborg, Jade Cargill as TBS Champion

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Thunder Rosa recounts her training experience with current Bellator Champion Cris Cyborg.

Last week, Thunder Rosa visited Cris Cyborg’s training facility in Huntington Beach, California. It had been over nine months since Rosa trained in MMA. Her first and only pro MMA fight was in November of 2019 for Combate Americas.

Rosa recounted her experience training with the current Bellator MMA Women’s Featherweight Champion while speaking to Renee Paquette and Miesha Tate on SiriusXM. She stated that she and Cyborg had a short pro wrestling-style match. Rosa mentioned that she dove off octagon cage onto Cyborg multiple times.

So, it’s been a while since I’ve been wanting to go and train with her in the cage when they jumped me for me to like figure out what MMA was all about and when she was like, ‘Yeah, you wanna come train with me?’ I’m just like, ‘I’m going to probably die today. Yes.’ But it was a lot of fun. It was a lot of fun.

In the semifinals of the TBS Championship tournament, Thunder Rosa fell in defeat to tournament winner Jade Cargill. Rosa expressed that Cargill has worked hard to get to where she is and now there’s a lot of weight on her shoulders as the first-ever TBS Champion.

Rosa went on to add that she expects to have a better match with Cargill the next time they share the ring together.

Well Jade , on TBS, she has a lot to show, a lot and you know fans are gonna eat her alive if she’s not showing it. No matter if you look like an Amazon or whatever. I have a lot of full trust that she’s gonna do great and next time I see her in the ring, our match is gonna be way better and I’m gonna beat her ass even more, because I can’t wait. I love working with people that I, you know — I was this close. I would have been the champion now but you know, you know how it goes.

She shared in the past that she is working on a film, but Thunder Rosa added that she is also working on a music album. She said that she’ll begin releasing songs in the coming months.

Definitely, you guys are gonna see me in the next couple of months dropping an album. I’m dropping an album. I’m gonna start dropping a couple songs that I‘m gonna be working on the next couple of months. I’m working on my singing abilities.

During Cargill and Rosa’s TBS Title tournament semifinal match, the returning Mercedes Martinez ambushed Thunder Rosa and cost her the match.

If the quotes in this article are used, please credit Throwing Down with Renee & Miesha with an H/T to POST Wrestling for the transcriptions.