Cris Cyborg Wants a Fight or Her UFC Release

April 14, 2017

Cris “Cyborg” Justino is tired of waiting to find out about her next fight. She wants a fight or she wants out.

According to UFC president Dana White, the promotion created a women’s featherweight division specifically for Cyborg. The only problem being, she wasn’t ready to fight when the promotion was ready to put its inaugural featherweight fight together.

Cyborg (17-1, 1 NC) hasn’t lost a fight in more than a decade. Until recently, she was the undisputed Invicta FC featherweight champion, but fighting in the Octagon in catchweight bouts, while constantly lobbying for a 145-pound division.

Cris CyborgOnce the UFC relented and decided to create the division, Cyborg was busy dealing with recovery from the difficult weight cuts she had to endure to fight at 140 pounds. Her recovery also led to a potential anti-doping violation, which increased her time on the sidelines.

The UFC moved forward with Germaine de Randamie defeating Holly Holm for the inaugural UFC featherweight championship.

While that was taking place, Cyborg cleared up her anti-doping situation and is now eligible to fight. The problem now is that the UFC hasn’t offered her a bout and she has vacated the Invicta FC title.

Ready to get back to work, Cyborg on Friday tweeted about the situation, saying that her manager had contacted the UFC two weeks ago, but has yet to hear anything back about her next fight. 

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She laid out an ultimatum: book her for a fight or release her from her contract.

UFC officials had not responded to a request for comment on Cyborg’s status at the time of publication.


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  • Savagewanker

    Last I checked the UFC was offering her fights, and she turned them down because her weight cut had messed her up. Then she got caught with a banned substance (often used as a masking agent for steroids). Luckily for her she got a “doctors note” to beat the wrap… All this guy does is whine, and complain.

  • TheCerealKiller

    Nobody wants to fight her, that’s the problem. It’s like those old Western’s were the bad guy comes to town and all you see in the streets are tumbleweeds. Then the bad guy yells “which one of you yellow bellied cowards wants to face me” and all you see are curtains closing. This won’t last long.

  • Prince Randorson

    So she must want a 155 division then, since she claims to need 12 weeks in order to make 145, which is unacceptable.

  • Mike Griffin

    Dump that Dude!

  • shakejunt

    can’t see them letting her walk so they gotta show germaine some money and convince her to come back soon.