Scott Coker Explains Why Cat Zingano-Cris Cyborg Fight Fell Through

The Cat Zingano-Cris Cyborg title matchup is just on hold, Bellator CEO Scott Coker said.

For a few months, there were rumors that Zingano and Cyborg were going to meet at a featherweight title fight at an upcoming Bellator event. But those rumors were extinguished after Zingano reportedly declined the fight, Cyborg shared on a podcast.

“So basically Cat wanted to have one more fight before she fought Cris,” Coker told MMA Fighting.

“I don’t even think she was the one that really made that call; it was her manager.”

Zingano then responded with an indirect tweet and accused Cyborg of not wanting to get drug tested, explaining that as a reason that the fight fell through. Cyborg denied the claim.

Now, Zingano will instead meet Pam Sorenson.

Zingano has been successful in her first two Bellator fights, including wins over Gabrielle Holloway and Olivia Parker via unanimous decision and submission, respectively.

Meanwhile, Cyborg is coming off a 92-second victory over Sinead Kavanagh, a successful featherweight title defense. She has no upcoming fights, so she may await for the winner between Zingano and Sorenson.

“So the manager said ‘we want one more fight.’ So we said ‘OK’ and we put together the fight for her. From there if she wins, she can fight Cris,” Coker added.

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