Cyborg is taking on Leslie Smith at UFC 198 in Brazil on May 14th -- and says she's not only predicting victory ... but wants to put on a show everyone will remember.
"Leslie is a very tough girl, most of her fights end by decision. I don't know if it will be a KO or submission, but I DO KNOW it will be worthy of a UFC performance bonus from Dana White!"
Cyborg says she likes Leslie -- "she is always nice and polite to me" -- but says when they get in the octagon, it's going to be violent.
As for Rousey ... Cyborg says, "Since she is no longer the champ, and I am officially in the UFC, I do not see any reason why the fight between us can't happen."
"I realize Holly Holm kicked her into retirement, but maybe after [UFC 198] we could settle the feud in New York when the UFC comes to Madison Square Garden."
"If Ronda is still retired, or has thought of a few more excuses to not fight me, then maybe Holly Holm or Miesha Tate are willing to fight. I want to make the biggest fights the fans want to see."
Stay tuned ...