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Cyborg becomes naturalized American citizen

 

UFC superstar Cris Cyborg has become an American citizen.

The 31-year-old fighter was amongst thousands sworn in during a ceremony at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Tuesday, Dec. 13.

Today I became a Brazilian American, a symbol of all the hard work and opportunities I've received since moving to the USA 8 years ago. pic.twitter.com/pLa82P4eTE
— Cris Cyborg (@criscyborg) December 13, 2016

"It's an opportunity for me (to) give back for the American community what they give to me. I can vote. I can participate more," Cyborg told The Associated Press.

Click here for more from The Associated Press report