While appearing on MMA on SiriusXM, Cris Cyborg discussed her fight against Amanda Nunes being pushed back and said she doesn’t believe its fair to have to wait nine months just to fight.
“For me to wait for a fight for nine months, I’m not getting paid since this last fight against Yana Kunitskaya. I don’t think it’s fair to wait for nine months to fight. I can fight! I don’t have any injuries. I’m healthy, I can fight, and just because Amanda isn’t ready.”
“I would like to fight before. I would like to fight her but if she’s not ready, if she cannot fight now, I would like to fight before. Or if they want me to sit down nine months, I think it has to be worth it.”
Cyborg mentioned that she’s getting really tired of dealing with the politics in the UFC and her frustration is about to boil over.
“Before Dana White gave the belt to Ronda [Rousey], I was already the champion in my division, 145, and I think all my fans know what I deal with everyday. Like with Ronda or other fights, it’s all politics. I’m the champion a long time, 12 years undefeated, and if a fight doesn’t happen with girls like this, it’s politics.”
“You can see how it’s politics because I’m ready to fight now and I have to wait nine months and you can see Colby Covington, they’re gonna take his belt – and he got the belt 45 days ago – because Woodley is ready to fight and [Colby] said he’s not ready so they took the belt. This is an example of how politics works.”
Cyborg mentioned that she only has two fights left for UFC and teased that she may jump ship to Bellator for a fight with Julia Budd.
“I have two fights left in the UFC and I hope this works well. I have a dream fight boxing fight and I am for sure gonna fight a boxing fight. If it’s not gonna be the UFC, maybe I’ll fight Julia Budd in Bellator. I think I have a lot of doors I can fight [in]. Maybe I could do a Grand Prix, more than one fight per day in Japan. A lot of things can happen. I don’t think this is the finish of my career, this is just one more challenge in my career.”
“I’ve already overcome a lot of things in my career, and if I don’t fight in the UFC anymore, for sure I’m gonna find other ways to keep growing my legacy.”
— MMA on SiriusXM (@MMAonSiriusXM) August 9, 2018