“I was really surprised the fight wasn’t stopped in the first round,’’ Cyborg said. “I know she was trying hard, but I could tell I was hurting her, especially when she was down and covering up like she was. But it is my job to keep fighting until the fight is over.’’
Cris Cyborg says that she was even shocked Jan Finney somehow made it out of the first round of their StrikeForce Women’s middleweight title bout. Cyborg dropped Finney a total of four times in that first round and opened a nasty cut under her left eye, but the challenger was all heart and fought back. Finney even came out guns blazing in the second round and tried to finish Cyborg with one big haymaker.