UFC featherweight champion Cris Cyborg is not thrilled with a proposed date of Amanda Nunes super fight. Last week, Cyborg took to Twitter to express her frustration about UFC booking her for December’s UFC 232 showdown, Which would be ten months from since knocking out Yana Kunitskaya at UFC 222 back in March.
Nunes last fought at UFC 224, defeating Raquel Pennington via fifth-round TKO in Rio de Janeiro.
Featherweight champion looking for a September 8 fight, but Nunes, a Bantamweight champion wants a December showdown.
That’s a bit of confusion here since UFC hasn’t released any word on this matter yet.
Cyborg went into detail during her sit down with Brazilian television show Combate News.
”If Amanda needs six months to get ready for this fight – actually a year, right, because she challenged me in December … It’s the same thing that someone comes to your house, knocking at your door and saying ‘I want call you to fight’ and then suddenly saying ‘Hey, wait there, I need a year to get ready,’” Cyborg said (via the magic of Google Translate).
“When you challenge, you have to be prepared for the time that the fight happens. I find it disrespectful to myself, waiting for the person for a year. I have no problem fighting Amanda on December 29, she wants some time to prepare. But I believe I could fight before and at least not wait all this time, because we get paid when we fight, and you do not get paid when you don’t fight.”
”There are girls that can fight from my category,” she said. “Only they do not want it, they want me to fight only with Amanda. Only we have to wait 10 months, almost a year for this fight to happen!”
It looks like Cyborg’s rocky relationship with UFC president Dana White will continue, as featherweight champion has been complaining from a long time that UFC hasn’t built featherweight division to create contenders so she can defend her belt. She also has an issue with the selection of upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter, which features bantamweight and featherweight fighters.
”They made the TUF house and cut all the girls who were 145 pounds,” Cyborg said. “They just signed up girls who can make 135.”
Back in May, Cris Cyborg revealed she has long aspired to enter in the world of professional boxing and fight against Cecilia Braekhus. And with her current UFC contract nearing its end, it could soon become a reality.
Cyborg only has two more fights remaining on her UFC contract. But if she can’t lock down a pair of contests from now until March of 2019, she will cut down with UFC, paving the way for boxing dreams, as well drops a hint Nunes being her last fight in UFC.
”I think this fight will be my last in the UFC, because my contract goes until March and I doing this fight in December, I think it will be the last one the guys will see me fight.”
If this showdown comes to fruition, Nunes will have an opportunity to become just the third fighter in promotion’s history to be a champion in two weight classes simultaneously.