Cris Cyborg and the UFC have by no means actually had an honest relationship. For years they trashed Cyborg and put her down, claiming she was scared to combat Ronda Rousey. Dana White famously known as her ‘Wanderlei Silva in a gown,’ amongst different issues.
After they lastly signed her, they put her in Invicta FC and compelled her to chop to 140 kilos for 2 bouts earlier than lastly deciding to open a featherweight division for her. However when Cyborg couldn’t combat on the particular date the UFC needed, they booked the division’s first championship combat with out her.
We might go on and on detailing all of the slights, actual and imagined, that the UFC threw Cyborg’s method. Suffice to say, the 2 sides simply by no means noticed eye to eye on just about something, and that hasn’t modified even after Cyborg left the UFC to combat for Bellator. Now Cris is doing her finest to lift consciousness on how refreshing a change it’s to combat for Scott Coker vs. Dana White.
“Any fighter on the market need to be a fighter and need to keep a star and don’t need to have to fret concerning the promoters attempting to be all within the movies, all on the data, dancing…come to Bellator!” Cyborg wrote on Twitter, tagging the UFC annoyed GOAT contender Jon Jones.
That bit a couple of promoter ‘attempting to be in all of the movies dancing’ is clearly a shot at Dana White, however is much less clearly a hip-hop reference going again to the Supply Awards in 1995 when Loss of life Row Information CEO Suge Knight took a shot at Puff Daddy, saying “Any artist on the market that need to be an artist and keep a star, and don’t have to fret concerning the government producer attempting to be all within the movies, all on the file, dancing… come to Loss of life Row!”
Candy reference, yo! And fortuitously for fighters, Bellator’s Scott Coker is unquestionably much less evil than Suge Knight (and fewer of an consideration hound than Diddy or Dana).
Cyborg by no means hesitates to punk Dana and the UFC when she will be able to. This week alone she’s been busy, trashing the brand new Venum UFC uniform deal and the way the UFC largely prevents fighters from searching for out their very own sponsors.
She was additionally in on the Jon Jones pay controversy, the place Jones is angling to get a superfight payday for a superfight opponent like Francis Ngannou.
However our favourite latest transfer from Cyborg was when she parked her wrapped Cyborg RV exterior of the UFC APEX on the weekend Amanda Nunes was combating at UFC 259, a not so delicate reminder that she received’t be pushed out of the dialog in the case of high feminine fighters.
Cyborg went 2-0 in Bellator in 2020, TKOing former Bellator featherweight champ Julia Budd and subbing Arlene Blencowe. Her subsequent combat comes on Could twenty first towards former UFC fighter (and fellow UFC black sheep) Leslie Smith, who has gone 2-1 in Bellator herself since being launched from her UFC contract amidst unionizing efforts.
A battle of the malcontents! It must be a great one, and whereas they’ll positively scrap it out within the cage we predict they’ll have a number of comparable issues to say about Bellator remedy vs. UFC remedy come combat week.