Cris”Cyborg” Justino is arguably the best pound-for-pound female fighter in the world. She currently holds the Invicta FC featherweight title and is the former Strikeforce women’s featherweight champion.
Cyborg is represented by former UFC light heavyweight titleholder Tito Ortz. When Strikeforce closed its doors on Jan. 1, Justino’s contract was picked up by the UFC, but with the stipulation that the Brazilian compete in the 135-pound division, the only weight class the UFC currently offers for women.
She instead requested to be released from her contract under Ortiz’s guidance. UFC president Dana White believes Ortiz is ruining Justino’s career.
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