Sijara Eubanks reacts to Valentina Shevchenko fight cancellation, ‘Quit running this thing like a circus’

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It’s pretty safe to say that today the No. 4 ranked flyweight contender and Ultimate Fighter season 26 finalist Sijara Eubanks didn’t get the news that she was expecting.

That news, of course, being the announcement that her UFC 230 vacant flyweight title bout main event with Valentina Shevchenko was now canceled and Shevchenko vs former strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk was back on for UFC 231 in December.

This all came after the news that a heavyweight title clash between champion Daniel Cormier and Derrick Lewis was now set as the Madison Square Garden headliner.

As quickly and randomly as Eubanks had gotten the title shot, she just as quickly and randomly got it taken away. Which didn’t sit well with the top flyweight contender as she took to Twitter to vent her frustration.

Put me under card. Put me co main. I don’t care. But put me in for the Flyweight title shot! @danawhite @Mickmaynard2 IVE EARNED MY SHOT. THIS IS MY TIME. Quit running this thing like a circus

This is my life you’re playing with @danawhite @Mickmaynard2

@BulletValentina Me and you muthafucka we gonna fight. @joannamma stay ya ass on vacation you not ready for the big dogs. I want my fuckin belt yo

Although she’s still in the infancy of her UFC career, Eubanks was actually supposed to have a title shot sooner than this upcoming event.

As part of TUF 26, Eubanks surprised everyone as she dominated her way through the competition as the No. 12 seed. In the finals for the inaugural title, she was set to take on the eventual champion Nicco Montano. That was until complications with her weight cut left her hospitalized and forced out of the bout.

Since then Eubanks has fought and defeated the No. 3 ranked contender at the time in Lauren Murphy. She made weight in the process.

Prior to getting called up to face Shevchenko for the title, Eubanks was to face Jessica Eye at UFC 232. It remains to be determined as to whether or not that that fight will be made as well.

 

This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 10/9/2018