Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino has made it clear that she feels she’s been mistreated by the UFC over the years, both before and during her current stint in the promotion, and even Dana White himself is now publicly acknowledging that they have made some mistakes.
The admission came as White discussed ‘Cyborg’s’ upcoming vacant featherweight title fight with new opponent Tonya Evinger at UFC 214 in Anaheim California on July 29th.
“We signed Cyborg,” White stated in an interview with MMAJunkie. “We made a commitment to Cyborg. Not everything is easy. Not everything is as fun as other divisions or whatever. But we made a commitment to this woman and she’s had a rough go here in the UFC.
“hasn’t been thrilled with things that have been said, things that have been done. And to be honest with you, we’ve made some mistakes when it comes to Cyborg. The least we could do is get our shit together and get this woman a fight for the title.”
It’s known that ‘Cyborg’s’ current deal with the UFC expires in October, so there’s no time like the present to clear the air with the fighter if they are serious about keeping her on-board, and by the sounds of White’s comments it seems that they do have an interest in doing so despite the rocky relationship and various issues that they’ve had with the Brazilian star.
If so that is a good move, as though the women’s 145lb division has been nothing short of a shambles so far, ‘Cyborg’ could still become a major star for the UFC if she is promoted the right way, is given the opportunity to fight more frequently, and continues to demonstrate in the Octagon that she’s the most dominant force women’s MMA.