White: “We’re Out Of The Cyborg Business”
On Friday, UFC President Dana White made it clear that he and the Endeavor owned organization are no longer in the Cris Cyborg business.
Cyborg, who last fought at UFC 240 last weekend, was in the last fight of her contract with the UFC and was publicly stating she wanted a rematch with Amanda Nunes, who beat her last year at UFC 232.
White, in a video posted to the UFC’s YouTube Channel, said that Cyborg never wanted the encounter with Nunes to begin with. In fact, the two people she requested were Cindy Dandois and Pam Sorenson, both of which who’ve never stepped foot inside the UFC Octagon.
“I told Cyborg we don’t make those fights here,” White said in the interview. “That’s not what we’re doing, you’re going to fight Amanda Nunes.”
“There’s all this talk that I want to devalue her brand,” White continued in the interview dropped last week.
“All this other bulls**t, she’s putting out there, again, [is] to avoid fighting Amanda Nunes again. Message received I get it, I’m going to release her from her contract, I will not match any offers, she is free and clear to go to Bellator or to any of these organizations and fight these easy fights that she wants. I will literally today have my lawyer draft a letter to her team that she is free and clear to go wherever she wants… We’re out of the Cyborg business.”