The UFC recently removed the women’s featherweight division rankings from their website, which has lead Cyborg to believe that the promotion may have indirectly cut her.
“I saw that they took my category off the site. I do not know how much that will change anything. If you do not [have] my category, you are indirectly cutting me,” Cyborg told ESPN Brazil. “So I think a lot of things are going to happen. Those who follow my career know about the struggle to get my UFC weight category,”
Although the UFC had a section for the women’s featherweight division rankings since the weight class launched in the promotion, it only featured a picture of the champion and never any other fighters.
Cyborg says that the UFC erasing the rankings from their website won’t erase who she is.
“This [elimination of the UFC’s female featherweight rankings] may try to erase my category, but it does not erase who I am. People are with me wherever I go. Wherever I’m fighting, my star will shine like it has throughout my career,” says Cyborg.
Nunes, who captured the women’s featherweight title at the aforementioned UFC 232 card, had hinted at relinquishing the gold a short time after the event.