That was the former champion’s potential farewell bout in the UFC, but before she is willing to re-sign with the promotion, a lot of issues must be worked out first.
“We have a lot of issues, me and the UFC,” Cyborg told MMA Junkie. “Media and people don’t see a lot of things inside but we have a lot of things to work to continue to stay (in UFC) Everybody knows I don’t have the best and greatest relationship with UFC, I don’t have the best relationship with Dana White. He’s bullied me around, bullied me on the Internet and I’m suffering bullying everywhere because of this. I have a daughter, I have a father and I don’t think it’s nice and he’s never, ever said, ‘I’m sorry’ or told me anything about this. It’s going to continue, it’s not finished. Like to say I’m scared of Amanda Nunes, to say I don’t want to fight her, this is a liar. I text him after the fight saying I want the rematch. This don’t help grow my brand. It damages my brand and if I’m going to work for a promotion I don’t want someone to damage by brand. I want to work together and we’re going to have to take a little time and see.”
UFC President Dana White has said that Cyborg is afraid to lose to Amanda Nunes again, as Nunes defeated Cyborg to win the UFC Women’s Featherweight Title at UFC 232. White has also stated in the past that he is willing to offer Cyborg a one fight deal is she wanted a rematch with Nunes.
Cyborg is a free agent now that UFC 240 is complete, so she is now free to sign with any MMA promotion that makes an offer.