Megan Anderson was set to fight Cyborg for the vacant UFC Women’s Featherweight Title at UFC 214, but then pulled out of the fight due to personal matters.
Anderson recently checked out some videos of Cyborg sparring with Claressa Shields and after checking out the footage, is even more confident she can beat Cyborg.
“The thing that pisses me off the most is people think like I'm scared when that’s far from the truth. I've seen that and I was even more confident going into that fight. I seen a lot more holes in her game from that footage than I saw positives. I was even more excited for the fight. It was almost like the opposite of what people said and maybe we can rematch that fight when on the card when McGregor comes back,” Anderson said on the Sean, Funky & The Baddest Man podcast.
Although Anderson hasn’t revealed what personal matters kept her out of UFC 214, the fighter plans on returning to action by the end of the year.
The fighter also wants people to know that despite what some are saying, that she isn’t afraid of Cyborg.
“I want to make one thing clear, and that's unfortunately this is out of my control and I didn't want to have to pull out of the fight. I was ready for that fight. I wanted that fight more than anything. I’m definitely not scared of Cris and hopefully once this stuff is kind of figured out, I want that fight back. She can say what she wants, but I'm coming for her regardless,” says Anderson.
When Anderson does return to action, it’s going to be the first time she has fought since defeating Charmaine Tweet at Invicta FC 21 in January of 2017.
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