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 Dana White Confirms that Cyborg Justino Signed with Zuffa Two Months Ago

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PostSubject: Dana White Confirms that Cyborg Justino Signed with Zuffa Two Months Ago   Wed Mar 25, 2015 8:54 pm

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Yes, Cris “Cyborg” Justino is under contract with Zuffa, the parent company of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

No, that doesn’t mean that she’s automatically got a shot at UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. Not in the least.

Brazilin news outlet Globo on Wednesday reported that it had confirmed with Cyborg that she was indeed under contract with the UFC despite currently competing for Invicta FC as that promotion’s featherweight champion.

MMAWeekly.com had caught wind of this before Invicta FC’s last event in February and questioned Invicta president Shannon Knapp about the situation, but she was reluctant to answer. UFC president Dana White on Wednesday, however, confirmed to UFC Tonight’s Ariel Helwani that Cyborg had indeed been signed to a Zuffa contract about two months ago, well before her Feb. 28 Invicta title defense.

So if Cyborg is under contract with UFC-parent Zuffa, and so is Rousey, why is Cyborg fighting for Invicta and not facing Rousey in the Octagon?

Simple: because she has yet to fight anyone at 135 pounds in mixed martial arts.

White told Helwani that they inked Cyborg to a deal to show how serious they were that they were not avoiding a fight between her and Rousey. The condition, however, is that any such fight must take place at 135 pounds, which is Rousey’s weight class.

If and when Cyborg makes weight, fights, and wins at 135 pounds, then we could see the biggest women’s fight in mixed martial arts history; perhaps one of the biggest fights in UFC history.

Cyborg currently has plans to defend her featherweight belt at an Invicta FC event in Las Vegas during the UFC’s International Fight Week in July. After that, we’re likely to see her try to make 135 pounds in her next Invicta fight, which would probably take place in late 2015.

Then, if she makes weight and wins, we could possibly see Rousey vs. Cyborg in the UFC Octagon in 2016.



http://www.mmaweekly.com/dana-white-confirms-cyborg-under-contract-with-ufc-parent-company

Well I guess this explains Cyborg's recent change of heart after seemingly giving up forever on making 135 awhile back.
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PostSubject: Re: Dana White Confirms that Cyborg Justino Signed with Zuffa Two Months Ago   Thu Mar 26, 2015 4:02 am

Goddamnit MMA gods make this fight happen.
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PostSubject: Re: Dana White Confirms that Cyborg Justino Signed with Zuffa Two Months Ago   Sun Mar 29, 2015 6:46 pm

I don't know, I honestly think this is more token gesture than anything. I think Dana was just getting sick of hearing Cyborg say he was scared to make the fight happen and that he and Ronda aren't making any efforts towards it.
I expect Dana will find some ridiculous, obscure reason to cut her soon and then swear at anybody who asks him about it.
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PostSubject: Re: Dana White Confirms that Cyborg Justino Signed with Zuffa Two Months Ago   Mon Mar 30, 2015 11:17 pm

Also, this:



There's Cyborg with current MALE 145lb contender and former 155lb champion Frankie Edgar. Cyborg is not getting anywhere near 135lbs unless she she's wearing stilts and a fake giant Cyborg head over her real Cyborg head in that picture. She looks like she could take a crap that's bigger than Frankie Edgar for christ's sake!
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PostSubject: Re: Dana White Confirms that Cyborg Justino Signed with Zuffa Two Months Ago   Wed Apr 08, 2015 4:46 pm

ronda would finish her in the first round. end of story.
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