I had been carving for several years before I first got on social media. After I completed my statue of Conor Mcgregor, I started accounts on Facebook and Instagram and posted pictures of the completed sculpture. One of the people who commented on my statue was MMA champion Cris Cyborg, whom I was well aware of. She was very complimentary, and I mentioned to her that one day I would like to do one of her. A couple of years later I decided she would be my next subject. Undecided on what pose to use, I asked her opinion and she didn’t hesitate to say she liked the one in the picture to the right. It was a pose she struck at a weigh in for a fight. She was very ripped, having lost some 30 pounds to make weight. She was also very supportive of me, promoting the statue on her social media accounts, before I had even started carving it. Some time after it was finished she came to New Jersey for an autograph signing, and I was invited to bring the statue there for her to see it in person. Though she is a vicious fighter, outside of the ring she is one of the nicest people you could meet. Also showing up to meet her there was former pro wrestler Mick Foley, who was also very complimentary of my work. This piece was carved from white oak, stands 8′ 1″ tall at her fingertip, and weighs 250 pounds.