Since Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino dominated Holly Holm last year, UFC bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes has been giving interview after interview about wanting to face Cyborg next in a super fight.
At first Cyborg disagreed because she didn’t want to take a belt from a fellow Brazilian. But after Cyborg demolished Yana, she accepted the fight with Nunes in the post fight interview.
UFC president Dana White announced that the fight will 100% happen this summer and issued contracts. Cyborg signed hers but Nunes had a change of heart and wanted until September to get ready.
Cyborg agreed. Now Nunes doesn’t want the fight in September, and she explains why in a statement:
In an interview with The UFC unfiltered Podcast, the champ explained, “When I texted Dana White that I wanted the fight, I didn’t have nobody in my division. I didn’t even know if I was gonna fight soon. I was concerned with waiting years because I’ve been in that position before, waiting so long for a fight, I don’t want to do it again and stay waiting, waiting, waiting.” “But now, we have Rocky [Pennington] and we have the Brazilian, Ketlen [Vieira] and I feel like my division is starting to grow. If you pay attention, the division’s gonna be awesome and now I have two. I have Rocky and I have Ketlen. Rocky is my next step and I want to see Ketlen after, for sure.”