Cris “Cyborg” Justino wasn’t pleased with the pay offer for her to face Holly Holm by the end of this year, but UFC president Dana White is confident they’ll get a deal done.
Cris Cyborg last bout was in July when she took down Tonya Evinger in the third round at UFC 214 to ink the featherweight title and campaigned for a bout with former bantamweight champion Holm at UFC 219 on Dec. 30.
On Tuesday, October 3, Justino (18-1) posted on Twitter, “My meeting with the UFC has been canceled. They want to pay me less to fight Holly Holm than I made to fight Tonya Evinger [in July].”
Days later after UFC 216 post-fight interview, Of course, White said nothing is signed yet, he is confident that all sides will eventually agree to the matchup where Cyborg will be defending her UFC title for the very first time against the former women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm.
“Yeah, yeah, I think we’ll get it done,” White said. “It’s not done yet. I can never predict what’s gonna happen, but I think we’ll get it done. Soon.”
Holly Holm (11-3) is a former Bantamweight champion and has fought at 145 pounds. While Cris Cyborg (18-1, 1 no-contest) is named among the most dominant female fighters of all time. Sixteen of her 18 wins via knockout in UFC appearances.