It seems there’s definitely no turning back now and Cris ‘Cyborg’ will indeed be moving on from the UFC after winning the final fight of her deal against Felicia Spencer at UFC 240.
Dana White recently revealed that he wasn’t going to attempt to strike a new deal with the former featherweight champion and now Cyborg has spoken out to say she’s now looking forward to competing for another major promotion instead.
“I’m very happy God is faithful, I finished ERA #UFC I did my last fight, that means no one released me!” Cyborg wrote on Instagram. “Together we had ERA #eliteXc, ERA #Strikeforce, ERA #InvictaFC and ERA #UFC, all were successful! We will be starting a new #ERA soon news I’m excited to know where will be our next ERA! The Cyborg Nation was already Giant before the ERA UFC even trying to delete us, imagine now that we will be in a boat that the Cyborg Nation will be welcome. “It will be just joy”! guys be sure to follow my YouTube channel will soon have news. #CYBORGNATION #NEWERA.”
Cyborg then gave more insight into what’s happening in response to fans questions.
“Dana didn’t want to give me the rematch, only a six-fight contract, and the UFC unfortunately doesn’t have girls in my division,” Cyborg wrote. “I’d die in the UFC without fighting, and still being defamed, so the best option would be see other promotions that have my division, where I could fight more often. Who knows, maybe one day Amanda and I will rematch. No one knows what tomorrow might bring, God’s the one who makes my plans.”
Cyborg also reiterated that constant bad blood with Dana White was a large factor in her desire to move on.
“I’m going to a place people knows about the word respect. Uncle Dana don’t want give the rematch .. I can’t be stuck [an event] don’t have my division.. I can’t be fighting 1 time per year.. and the boss try damage my brand. I’m fighter and human [being] too.”
Cyborg certainly won’t be short of offers now that she’s a free agent, with Bellator, ONE FC and PFL all expected to be vying for her signature.