Fighters have faced long odds before, but what Jan Finney is staring down may break records. For Saturday's Strikeforce bout on Showtime, betting sites have her opponent, Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos, as a -2000 favorite. No one in the world thinks Finney can win, which is why she has an edge.
Finney has nothing to lose. Cyborg, the reigning Strikeforce women's champ, is expected to win and win easily.
"It's just gives me more motivation," Finney today told MMAjunkie.com. "It's great. There's no expectations for me."
Eventually, someone has to beat Cyborg, right? Unfortunately for Finney, it's unlikely that she will be the one who takes the belt. Her record is 8-7, and she still doesn't train full time. Her nickname is Cuddles, which doesn't inspire much confidence against Cyborg.