UFC President Dana White recently admitted that the promotion has done some things wrong when it comes to Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino.
Cyborg now hopes that her future in the UFC can become a better one, now that White has admitted the promotions error.
"I hope it’s gonna change,” Cyborg said on The MMA Hour. “The last interview, Dana White said he did a lot of mistakes with Cyborg, maybe we can work together. I love my job. If my boss and my company loves working with me, we’re gonna have a lot of success together. I accepted that. Let's see what's gonna happen after that. Let's see if not going to be just words, but if the practice in business is gonna change. We just have to work together. If you want to work together, for sure we can make a lot of money together. But we need to work together. After this interview, I think he opened the door for getting better."
The Brazilian is competing in the co-main event of UFC 214, where she faces Tonya Evinger for the vacant UFC Women’s Featherweight Title.
While Cyborg still has disdain for longtime rival Ronda Rousey, the fighter hopes the UFC promotes her in the same way they previously promoted Rousey.
"Imagine now if they used the same machine they used to build Ronda Rousey, imagine if this people did it with me,” Cyborg said. "The same people that watched Gina Carano against Cyborg, the same people watched my last fight. We made the same number. Imagine if they build my like they did to Ronda Rousey, if I fought Holly Holm the same night Ronda Rousey fought Cat Zingano (at UFC 184). If Ronda doesn't wanted to fight me, protect her, that’s fine, you build two stars. It would be amazing. Big stars is good for them. More stars, more money for them."
UFC 214 takes place on Saturday, July 29 from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California with Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.