Cris Cyborg Wants Immediate Rematch With Amanda Nunes; Dana White Not Convinced

Despite a devastating loss on Saturday night at UFC 232, Cris Cyborg has indicated that she wants an immediate rematch with Amanda Nunes.

“Of course,” Cyborg said at the post-fight press conference. “Of course. I can rematch [Nunes] any time Dana White wants to put it together. I love fighting and this has put more fire in my heart to continue fighting. Of course, of course, and Jorina Baars I want to rematch too. I always say this. When I stop fighting MMA, I want to go to Muay Thai and rematch her. I never, when I go step in the cage, say I want to prove something. I like to improve. I like to get better and continue training. And after this fight, for sure, I’m going to train harder.”

However, while Cyborg is clearly eager to lock horns with Nunes again, it seems that Dana White isn’t so sure that’s the fight to make next.

“I don’t think you do,” White said after the event. “I mean, it was a pretty convincing win. … I gotta get back in the lab and figure it out [what’s next for Cyborg], but we’ll come up with something for her.”

As for Nunes, she just wants time off for now to enjoy the biggest win of her career.

“I don’t know,” Nunes said about her next fight. “Let’s see. I want to go home and then sit down with my coaches. This moment is huge in my life, you know? I have to process it. I can’t think about anything else right now, honestly. [We’ll] see what is going to happen next.”

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