Cris Cyborg Wants Cross Promotional Rematch With Amanda Nunes

Two division UFC champion Amanda Nunes scored a sub-one minute knockout win over Bellator MMA Women’s Featherweight Champion Cris Cyborg to win the UFC Women’s Featherweight Title at UFC 232.

Cyborg, who has since gone to Bellator MMA, wants UFC President Dana White to book a cross promotional rematch between her and Nunes.

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“Scott Coker has already sent Bellator fighters to face Rizin athletes in Japan. We are open to the match-up,” Cyborg said to Low Kick MMA. “I just beat Julia Budd who was undefeated 8 years at 145lbs. Bellator has a world champion boxer in Arlene Blencowe, and the last girl to beat Nunes in Cat Zingano at 145lbs. Leah McCourt, Leslie Smith, Olga Ruben, are all fights we can make and are many girls in Bellator currently ranked in the world rankings. Nunes is getting ready to defend her belt against a girl who I beat on pretty decisively over 3 rounds, after that fight she has a rematch with Valentina Shevchenko and no other real options for quality opponents. Who will she fight after that? If Dana is interested in making the biggest fights for the fans that the most people want to see for the most money I don’t see any reason why we can’t have a cross promotion fight, fans get those in boxing all the time.”

White and the UFC have been hesitant in the past to book cross promotional fights, as PRIDE and Strikeforce were the only major MMA promotions to get cross promotional fights with the UFC.

The relationship between Cyborg and the UFC isn’t exactly a good one either, as Cyborg went over to Bellator MMA after White said the UFC was getting out of the “Cyborg business.”

There has been no comment yet from a UFc representative, White or Nunes as to the request made by Cyborg.

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