Invicta featherweight champion Cris Cyborg wants to fight in the UFC at 145 pounds. However, there is currently no women’s featherweight division for her to fight in.
Cyborg took to social media and made her statement on why the UFC should create a women’s 145-pound division for her to fight in.
Cyborg stated the following:
“Every UFC Banatamweight in the history of the female division has fought at 145lbs. Miesha Tate, Ronda Rousey, Holly Holm, and Amanda Nunes.
None of these girls have ever fought lighter than 135lbs.
Currently there is not 1 girl in the bantamweight division’s top 10 to have fought their entire career at 135 and Half of the girls ranked in the Bantamweight Top 10 are on a losing streak.
I am the only MMA World Champion to have ever successfully went down in weight to compete in a Superfight while still holding the world title.
I deserve my own division.
These girls didn’t want to fight me in my weight class and now fans want me to face them for no belt, or risk my health to chase theirs…this is not fair.
I’ve earned the right to fight in my division and women deserve an equal opportunity to compete.
#1 P4P female fighter in MMA according to ESPN.
Whatever you do don’t miss my next fight…I am going to show the world why these girls left the division…media guys there is your story for the slow news week.”
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