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Cris Cyborg Has A Proposal For UFC President Dana White

Cris Cyborg Has A Proposal For UFC President Dana White

Cyborg is contracted to Bellator but wants to work with UFC on a special basis...

Josh Lawless

Josh Lawless

Cris 'Cyborg' Justino has a proposal for UFC president Dana White.

The former UFC champion is currently signed with Bellator and won their women's featherweight title via TKO in her debut in January.

She won six of her seven fights inside the Octagon but was knocked out by the dominant Amanda Nunes, who became a two-weight world champion at UFC 232 in December 2018.

However, the Brazilian-American is desperate to avenge that defeat and wants to do so through a cross-promotion bout.

"Scott Coker has already sent Bellator fighters to face Rizin athletes in Japan. We are open to the match-up," Cyborg told LowKickMMA.

"I just beat Julia Budd who was undefeated 8 years at 145lbs. Bellator has a world champion boxer in Arlene Blencowe, and the last girl to beat Nunes in Cat Zingano at 145lbs. Leah McCourt, Leslie Smith, Olga Ruben, are all fights we can make and are many girls in Bellator currently ranked in the world rankings.

"Nunes is getting ready to defend her belt against a girl who I beat on pretty decisively over 3 rounds, after that fight she has a rematch with Valentina Shevchenko and no other real options for quality opponents. Who will she fight after that?"

"If Dana is interested in making the biggest fights for the fans that the most people want to see for the most money I don't see any reason why we can't have a cross-promotion fight, fans get those in boxing all the time."

Image: PA
Image: PA

Nunes, who is on a 10-fight winning streak, was slated to defend her UFC women's bantamweight title against Felicia Spencer, who was Cyborg's final opponent in UFC.

However, the Brazilian says she will not be fighting on the rearranged UFC 249 card.

"Actually, I'm not fighting May 9," Nunes told CBS Sports.

"I'm going to fight, [but] I don't know yet. I don't think this is the right time for me right now to fight. Let this coronavirus pass a little bit so I can at least have a full camp. We can maybe see around June, [but] let's see what is going to happen. But I'm not fighting [May 9]."

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Topics: Amanda Nunes, UFC News, MMA News, UFC, MMA, Dana White