Dana White: Cris Cyborg literally committed professional suicide
Dana White would love to work with Cris Cyborg but only with Tito Ortiz out of the picture
Cris “Cyborg” Justino is perhaps the best female fighter in the planet and is unquestionably the best that is not fighting under the UFC banner. Cyborg, now 28 years old is the current Invicta FC women’s featherweight titleholder and former Strikeforce featherweight champion. She has won all of her fights after losing her professional debut.
In 2009, Cyborg ended the reign of Gina Carano as the queen of MMA. She easily disposed Carano and stopped the latter with punches towards the end of the first round of their battle. It was the start of her era as the MMA’s new queen. She later sparked a rivalry with Strikeforce and now UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey.
For Cyborg, there are two things that prevent her from joining the promotion. First is the weight issue, the UFC does not have a division north of 135 lbs while Cyborg competes at 145. The promotion once offered to help her cut weight by choosing the right team of nutritionists to aid her transition.
Another factor, which is considered as the more serious one is that she has signed with Tito Ortiz’s Primetime 360 Entertainment and Management Inc. It is no secret that there is a bad blood between UFC president Dana White and The Huntington Beach Bad Boy. White addressed Cyborg’s career move as suicide in an interview during the Silva-Weidman 2 press tour.
“She literally committed professional suicide. The dumbest guy in the sport, literally, the dumbest guy in the sport, who has destroyed his own career, she has him guide her career. It makes no sense,” states the UFC president.
White also pointed out that the UFC has not closed its door on Cris Justino but made it clear that the promotion will not work with her until she is out of Ortiz’s wings.
“The last thing I would do, ever, is do anything with that knucklehead, and I’m not talking about Cyborg.” He added.
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