Cyborg: Nunes May Be Last UFC Opponent
Cris Cyborg and Amanda Nunes are still looking to set up a superfight for some point of 2018 for Cyborg’s featherweight title. Cyborg has made it known that if the fight against the bantamweight title holder may be her last fight for the UFC.
Cyborg is aiming for UFC 228 on September 9th, while Nunes wants to square off at the December 29th card in Las Vegas.
“I think this fight will be my last in the UFC, because my contract expires in March,” Cyborg told Brazilian television show Combate News, “and doing this fight in December, I think it will be the last that people will see me fight.”
Cyborg has complained about the lack of competition in the featherweight division, and is unhappy with the roster for the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter, which features heavyweights and female featherweights.
“They are doing the TUF house and cut all the girls from 145,” Cyborg said. “They only added girls that can make 135. Holly Holm said she doesn’t want to fight now. There’s Pam Sorenson, she tried out for TUF and didn’t make it, I think they didn’t add her because she can’t make 135. There’s Cindy Dandois, who beat Megan Anderson as well. There’s Ediane Gomes, who sends me messages challenging me all the time, who is also from my division.”
”There are girls that can fight, from my division. But they don’t want that, they only want me to fight Amanda. But we have to wait 10 months, almost a year to make this fight happen.”
Initial report: MMA Fighting