Cris Cyborg reacts to Ronda Rousey retirement talk

November 1, 2016 12:58 pm by Evan Bell
Cris Cyborg

Invicta FC featherweight champion Cris Cyborg has continued to prove herself in the UFC, as she has gone 2-0, putting on spectacular performances as she has finished both Leslie Smith, and most recently Swedish striking ace Lina Lansberg. Although she is now 2-0 inside the Octagon, both fights have been at a catchweight of 140 pounds due to the fact that the UFC doesn’t have a women’s 145 pounds division.

With that being said, Cyborg has continued to call for the UFC to create a women’s featherweight division, however UFC President Dana White has remained adamant that there simply aren’t enough female fighters competing at 145 pounds, where Cyborg reigns in Invicta FC, to warrant creating an entire division in the UFC around her. Despite White’s comments, Cyborg has continued to campaign for the UFC to create a women’s featherweight division.

invicta featherweight champion

When Dana White announced the news that former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey would be returning to the Octagon at UFC 207 to fight Amanda Nunes for the women’s bantamweight championship, he also announced that if Rousey emerges from her comeback fight victorious, she will then have a superfight with Cris Cyborg.

During a recent appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres show this week, Rousey informed Ellen that her fight with Nunes could very well be one of her last in the Octagon before stepping away from the sport permanently.

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That didn’t sit too well with Cyborg, who took to Twitter to react to the news:

Only time will tell if Rousey is able to make her successful return to the cage, and if she and Cyborg will ever step into the Octagon.


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