UFC President Dana White spoke with ESPN about the Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino situation and why he chose Holly Holm vs Germaine de Randamie for the 145lb title. Check it out.
“We’re out to disrespect Cyborg?, She said she couldn’t make 145 pounds in eight weeks. We offered her a second and a third fight. She turned them down. With everything I’ve got going on in my life, the last thing I’m thinking is, ‘Hey, let’s get together and disrespect Cyborg.”
“We offered three fights, and she turned them all down, This is a business. I had two girls who wanted to fight for the 145-pound title. This is the pros. If you play for the Patriots, you don’t sit around and say, ‘I don’t feel like playing this weekend. We brought her in because she said she could make 135 pounds. When she couldn’t, the weight cut was too hard, we created the 145-pound division… and she still doesn’t want to fight.”
“This is a business of opportunity, When opportunity arises, you jump up and take it. If you don’t, the bus is gone, and it passes you by. If Holly wins and becomes a champion, and that’s the scenario and Rousey regains the title? I guarantee people will want to see it.”