Cris Cyborg Has Been Released From Her UFC Contract
It was known that headed into UFC 240, Cris Cyborg was fighting out her UFC contract. However, it has now been reported that she has been released from the organization.
Cyborg has had a tumultuous relationship with the UFC for many years. This, due to the company forcing her to make horrendous weight cuts, and Dana White publicly shaming her. Cyborg has had a tough UFC run.
However, it is due to this, that there was uncertainty on whether the UFC would be re-signing with Cyborg following her UFC 240 bout against Felicia Spencer. Here, she won the fight. Despite this, leading up to the contest, White was bashing her to media. Additionally, this continued after the win. Subsequently, it was discussed whether or not it was even a good idea for her to sign another UFC contract.
Nevertheless, just short of a week after her last fight, Cyborg has been released.
In an interview with ESPN, White explained that he would be not be matching any offers, and she would be able to sign elsewhere.
“All this other s–t that she’s putting out there – again, to avoid fighting Amanda Nunes. 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 any of these other organizations and fight these easy fights that she wants. Done. Done deal. I will literally today have my lawyer draft a letter to her team that she is free and clear to go where ever she wants. We’re out of the Cyborg business.”
This is not surprising to hear, considering all the back and forths she has had with Dana White. On the other hand, this makes Cyborg now the hottest free agent signing available in a long time.
Who do you think Cris Cyborg will sign with?