The highly-anticipated women’s featherweight title fight between Cris Cyborg and Holly Holm is dead as both parties unable to come to terms with the financial agreement.
Women’s featherweight champion Cyborg agreed to fight Holly Holm at UFC 219 – that’s what her camp knows.
The women’s featherweight title fight which was proposed for UFC 219 pay-per event in Las Vegas, on Dec. 30th and negotiations for the fight were well underway, as per Holm’s agent, Lenny Fresquez, claims both parties unable to come to financial agreement and fight is off the table now.
“Holly was anxiously awaiting the Dec. 30 fight with Cyborg,” Fresquez said, “and had been training for it. But we could not come to financial terms for this featherweight title bout in December. We look forward to meeting her under the right circumstances.”
Holm was hoping to earn the title bout against Cyborg after getting back on the winning track with her incredible knockout victory over Bethe Correia at UFC Singapore earlier this year, which ended her three-fight skid.
Cyborg’s manager George Prajin via MMAjunkie said:
“I would assume Holly doesn’t want to fight Cris,” “Holly is pricing herself out of the fight because she doesn’t want to fight her.”
Cyborg won the vacant 145-pound title in July when she defeated Tonya Evinger at UFC 214 via third-round knockout and had been lobbying for a fight.
Earlier both posted on social media about drug test issues, which increase the interest in the fight, unfortunately, as of Team Holm now it won’t be happening anymore.