UFC Fighter Cristiane Cyborg Wears Hijab In Solidarity with Muslim Women
Cristiane Cyborg is Brazilian American UFC fighter living in San Diego California. She has 18 fights under her belt with 14 wins and only 1 loss.
Despite being a Christian she has recorded a video showing her support for Muslim women in the US and abroad. In the video she appears wearing the hijab and says:
"One of the reasons I started my Pink Belt Fitness By Cris Cyborg program was because I saw a need to unite women of all religions, ages, and cultures in a way that they could empower each other and motivate one another to achieve more with a support system!
I am a believer in Jesus Christ and a devout Christian, I am wearing the Hijab, a symbol of modesty and protection used by many women around the world, not as a sign of religion but as a symbol of support for all women around the world. Combat Sports should be an opportunity shared by all!"