#UFC on Fox 28 #UFC on FOX 17 #Jeremy Stephens #Mike Perry #UFC Fight Night 126 #Josh Emmett #Max Griffin #Ovince St. Preux #Ilir Latifi #Jessica Andrade #Tecia Torres #Conor McGregor

Dana White Still Plans to Book Cris Cyborg vs. Amanda Nunes | MMAWeekly.com

After women’s featherweight champion Cris “Cyborg” Justino defended her title for the first time against Holly Holm at UFC 219 in December, she stated that she’d be willing to face fellow Brazilian Amanda Nunes next, but would rather face someone already in her weight class. Ideally, she wanted a match-up with Megan Anderson at UFC 221 in Perth, Australia, in February.

In an interview with Yahoo! Sports on Jan. 4, UFC president Dana White stated that Cyborg would face the bantamweight champion Nunes next. Cyborg responded the same day on her website reiterating that she wants to face a true featherweight next.

Amanda Nunes and Cris Cyborg“As a World Champion it is important that you face the No. 1 contender. That is what makes it sport and not entertainment, otherwise what are the girls fighting at 145 pounds training to work towards if they know they will never be given a title shot, even if they become the best in the world? I have a responsibility to the sport to ensure that when I retire, the 145-pound division continues to exist, and it is because of that I want my next fight to be against a contender from the featherweight division that has fought at 145 pounds within the last year,” she wrote.

Following Sunday’s UFC Fight Night 124 in St. Louis, White again said that he plans on booking the two champions against each other and pointed out that Nunes used to be a 145-pound fighter.

“If there were more girls in the 145 division, I’d be doing it. At the end of the day, people want to see tough fights and I just gave Cyborg probably her toughest fight in MMA,” he said.

“Originally (Amanda Nunes) was a 145-pound fighter. She was brought into Strikeforce to fight Cyborg. It’s just happening a little later than everybody had planned. Amanda’s ready and that’s the fight everybody wants to see.”

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.


Cris Cyborg Fights

  • a year ago

Amanda Nunes Fights

  • a year ago


Show Comments

Related News

Dana White: Referee Mario Yamasaki 'Should Never Set Foot in the Octagon Again' | MMAWeekly.com

  • 21 days ago

UFC president Dana White hopes referee Mario Yamasaki never sets foot in the octagon again after not stopping the UFC Fight Night 125 co-main event on Saturday. read news >>

UFC President Dana White Drops Almost $70,000 on Swords on 'Pawn Stars' (VIDEO) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 18 days ago

UFC president Dana White is building a weapons room in his home and that's going to require some high end swords like the ones he bought on the latest episode of 'Pawn Stars'. The reality show featur read news >>

Dana White Rips Referee Mario Yamasaki, Promises 'You're Not Going to See Him Again' | MMAWeekly.com

  • 16 days ago

UFC president Dana White has had enough of referee Mario Yamasaki. This past Saturday night in Brazil, Yamasaki came under fire after he allowed the women's flyweight fight between Valentina Shevchen read news >>

Tyron Woodley 'Pissed Off' That Dana White Berated Him Over Nate Diaz Fight | MMAWeekly.com

  • 12 days ago

UFC president Dana White didn't hold back recently when he criticized UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley for talking about a potential fight with Nate Diaz that White says never came close to ha read news >>

Tyron Woodley Squashing His Beef with Dana White and RDA | MMAWeekly.com

  • 8 days ago

Tyron Woodley is tired of arguing, so he's squashing his beef with UFC president Dana White and moving on. read news >>

Tyron Woodley Rebukes Dana White, Not Backing Down From 'Money Fights' | MMAWeekly.com

  • 14 days ago

Tyron Woodley continues to rebuke UFC president Dana White's criticism of him talking about a potential fight with Nate Diaz. read news >>

Dana White promises 'moron' Mario Yamasaki will never ref again: 'He makes me sick'

  • 17 days ago

Mario Yamasaki is not UFC President Dana White’s favorite person – and that’s putting it mildly. read news >>

Dana White: Floyd Mayweather should 'reciprocate,' fight Conor McGregor in UFC

  • 16 days ago

UFC President Dana White is calling for Floyd Mayweather to make good on his teases about stepping in the octagon for a fight. read news >>

Dana White 'Wouldn't Be Shocked' to See Brock Lesnar Return for UFC Fight

  • 15 days ago

Although Brock Lesnar remains under contract with WWE, UFC President Dana White said Wednesday on FS1's UFC Tonight that he could see the WWE Universal champion potentially stepping back into the Oct read news >>

UFC Fighters Are Sparring with a New Opponent: UFC President Dana White

  • 17 days ago

"Build yourself into a star, and you won't be talking about money fights. ... Become a star. Don't worry about Conor McGregor or fighting on Conor McGregor's card. Become a star yourself." Those were read news >>