Former world champion boxer Holly Holm’s camp recently said that preliminary talks are underway for a possible pay-per-view bout with Invicta FC featherweight MMA champion Cris “Cyborg” Justino, but it seems someone forgot to mention that to Cyborg, who has denied any knowledge of such a fight.
“I like Holly Holm. She is a great boxer, but neither myself nor my manager has spoken to anyone about a fight with Holly Holm,” Cyborg posted on her Facebook page on Monday.
MMAFighting.com recently reported that one of Holm’s coaches, Mike Winkeljohn, said that there have been preliminary talks for a possible Holm vs. Cyborg pay-per-view fight if Holm’s recent negotiations with the UFC failed to materialize into a contract.
For her part, Cyborg isn’t saying that she wouldn’t fight Holm. Quite the contrary, she surprisingly said that she would even consider going toe-to-toe with her in a boxing match.
“I will fight anyone, anytime, anywhere,” said Cyborg. “I would love to fight [Holm] – boxing or MMA – but first she has to sign with Invicta or at least have her manager contact my manager before her manager says that we are discussing a pay-per-view.
“Unlike Ronda [Rousey], at least Holly wants to fight me. I respect that! I’m ready!! War!!!”