Hell no, she won't go.
Former Strikeforce featherweight champion Cristiane Justino is not interested in reuniting with her old boss Scott Coker under the Bellator banner, even though the Viacom-owned mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion has introduced a women's 145-pound weight class.
That's because she's steadfast in her commitment to drop to bantamweight to fight Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 135-pound titleholder Ronda Rousey, according to a report from MMA Weekly. After news broke on Be read news >>
Bellator on Thursday announced the rebirth of women's MMA in the promotion, but Cris Cyborg appears to be fully committed to getting a shot at Ronda Rousey in the UFC. read news >>
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Ronda Rousey vs Cris Cyborg in 2015? "Rowdy" is ready to rumble right now if need by, telling "UFC Tonight" that she'd kick her in the gut if that's what needed to be done. But, it's up to UFC, and the Brazilian, to come to terms for that to happen. read news >>
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Makes perfect sense.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White has doggedly pursued former Strikeforce attraction and current Hollywood actress Gina Carano, in an attempt to book her against reigning UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey.
This, despite the fact that "Conviction" is coming off a loss and has not competed since 2009.
Cristiane Justino, meanwhile, has been brushed aside by the Las Vegas fight boss, despite cries from the mixed martial arts (MMA) universe to read news >>
Ronda Rousey vs. Cris Cyborg might be one step closer to becoming a reality now that the knockout artist is set to make her bantamweight debut.
The Invicta FC featherweight champion will make her 135-pound debut at a yet-to-be announced Invicta FC card in December. Cyborg confirmed the plans to MMAFighting.com following a report by MMAJunkie.
There’s no date or venue for the card yet, which it will air live on UFC Fight Pass.
Unbeaten in MMA since 2005, Cyborg (12-1, 1 no-contest) won the Invict read news >>
Cyborg vs. Rousey? Let's not jump that far ahead, but Cris Cyborg is apparently on her way to 135 lbs for her next Invicta fight.
Yesterday, Invicta FC announced their first show of 2014 in a special conference call. The women's MMA promotion will hold all of its events on UFC Fight Pass, starting with Invicta FC 8 on September 6th. In addition to that bit of news, Shannon Knapp told MMA Junkie's Steven Marocco that featherweight champion Cris Cyborg will be at bantamweight for her next fight: " read news >>
In addition, the Brazilian is expected to make a second appearance at 135 pounds next spring.
Cristiane Justino isn't headed to Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) just yet...
That's because "Cyborg" is expected to make her bantamweight debut for Invicta Fighting Championship (Invicta FC), the all female mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion where she currently rules the 145-pound roost, according to MMA Junkie, at the Invicta 10 event in December.
Justino is then expected to make a second appeara read news >>
UFC and Invicta FC promotional brass held a special conference call Thursday to discuss the promotion's future, but one of the most interesting notes was the confirmation that Cristiane "Cyborg" Justino was in the process of moving down to 135 pounds.
Invicta FC President Shannon Knapp opened up on that statement shortly after in an interview with MMAJunkie.com's Steven Marrocco, stating the promotion was targeting a bantamweight fight for Cyborg in December at Invicta FC 10.
While Knapp wouldn' read news >>
Dana White refrained from going on a long tirade about Cris Cyborg, obviously tiring on the subject, saying "either you wanna come (into the UFC) and try to be the champ or you don't." read news >>
Bold statement, but as the much-improved striker Ronda Rousey proved at UFC 175, her hands aren't to be ignored. Ronda Rousey defended her Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight title for the fourth straight time this past weekend (Sat., July 5, 2014) in the co-main event of UFC 175 in Las Vegas, Nevada, obliterating Alexis Davis in a mere 16 seconds (recap).
In the first exchange, "Rowdy" clipped Davis with a straight right hand that dazed the jiu-jitsu black belt, and follow read news >>